Reply to this topicStart new topic
> 7 String Questions!
MattE
post Nov 23 2007, 03:39 AM
Post #1


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 173
Joined: 16-May 07
From: North Carolina, USA
Member No.: 1.878



Alright, so I'm thinking about buying a 7 string guitar

Why?

Because Dream Theater and Rusty Cooley rock my face off :]

And the concept of a 7th low string really intrigues me

But I'm not quite sure which way to go as far as specifics are concerned


Any suggestions?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Muris Varajic
post Nov 23 2007, 05:00 AM
Post #2


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.459
Joined: 22-June 07
From: Sarajevo,Bosnia
Member No.: 2.159



You'll get lower B string as far as I know biggrin.gif
There are many brands and models tho,I'm not the right guy to tell you more about it,
haven't been into 7 strings that much,honestly sad.gif


--------------------
Youtube
MySpace
Website



Album "Let It Out" on
iTunes
and CD Baby

Check out my video lessons and instructor board!

The Pianist
tune is progress,check it out!

"ok.. it is great.. :P

have you myspace? Can i to personalize this for you guy?"
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
USAMAN
post Nov 23 2007, 09:19 PM
Post #3


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 664
Joined: 15-October 07
From: Minnesota, USA. Earth
Member No.: 3.048



QUOTE (MattE @ Nov 23 2007, 03:39 AM) *
Alright, so I'm thinking about buying a 7 string guitar

Why?

Because Dream Theater and Rusty Cooley rock my face off :]

And the concept of a 7th low string really intrigues me

But I'm not quite sure which way to go as far as specifics are concerned
Any suggestions?

I got one for sale Ibanez 1527 Metallic blue/purple Dimarzios .......

This post has been edited by USAMAN: Dec 2 2007, 12:20 AM


--------------------
If we aren't supposed to eat animals, why are they made out of meat ?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Owen
post Nov 23 2007, 11:40 PM
Post #4


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.461
Joined: 16-June 07
From: Scotland
Member No.: 2.113



Ibanez S series 7-string is meant to be good with the Zero Resistance tremolo.

Schecter also do a large amount of 7 strings worth checking it, the stock pickups are better than the Ibanez and generally they cost less.

Depends if your wanting a tremolo or not. smile.gif


--------------------
Don't Panic.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Zephyr
post Nov 24 2007, 12:10 AM
Post #5


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 535
Joined: 23-August 07
Member No.: 2.595



There's always the Ibanez Universe! It's the 7-string version of the JEM. I don't have much experience with 7-strings, I know the extra string is a low B, but besides that, I can't help much. Sorry!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
shredmandan
post Nov 24 2007, 12:16 AM
Post #6


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.311
Joined: 26-February 07
From: Tennessee , USA
Member No.: 1.260



QUOTE (MattE @ Nov 22 2007, 09:39 PM) *
Alright, so I'm thinking about buying a 7 string guitar

Why?

Because Dream Theater and Rusty Cooley rock my face off :]

And the concept of a 7th low string really intrigues me

But I'm not quite sure which way to go as far as specifics are concerned
Any suggestions?


All depends on your budget.If you got alot of cash go for Ibanez or Schecter.If your low on cash you can check out some other brands like Washburn.They make a 7 string for under $200.00 .You really just want to make sure that the guitar is made of quality wood and the neck is comfortable.Some guitars may just need pickup upgrades or replacment parts ,but still will save you some cash if needed. smile.gif


--------------------
My Gear
Cort X-2 electric with 24 frets and 2 humbucker's dark Blue
Kustom DFX100 With Celestion Speakers,and thats it now (lol)

My Advice
Figure out what you want in life early.Wether it's the girl,the partying
or mastering the guitar.Adding any 2 together will get in your way.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
MattE
post Nov 25 2007, 03:35 AM
Post #7


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 173
Joined: 16-May 07
From: North Carolina, USA
Member No.: 1.878



Thanks for the help guys!

My budget actually falls between $300 - $400 at the present time
If I have to upgrade pickups or parts, I'm willing to do so

And I'm not too picky about tremolo. It'd be a nice thing to have, but not necessary, as most of my influences dont really focus on a tremolo all that much.

And here's a washburn I was looking at, and after shredmandan's suggestion, I looked into it further. It does seem to be a bit cheap for a 7 string, but with a bit of upgrading it could turn out to be nice. What do you all think?

Link: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Was...itar?sku=512448

This post has been edited by MattE: Nov 25 2007, 03:38 AM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
The Uncreator
post Nov 25 2007, 06:26 AM
Post #8


Fire Up The Blades, Moderator
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 8.933
Joined: 6-March 07
From: St. Petersburg, Florida
Member No.: 1.304



Thats actually a fairly decent guitar, Ive played it many times in stores and one of my friends own it. Its a good guitar if you just want a "Casual" 7 string, but if you want to take up a 7 string for serious use, i recommend this.

Ibanez RG7321
Best deal for your price range, Ibanez make the best guitars for the best deals, in my oppinion atleast wink.gif i wouldnt recommend getting a Floating bridge with a 7, then it makes it harder to change tunings. If you have a set bridge, like the ibanez above, you can mess around with some really cool tunings smile.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 23rd March 2017 - 01:25 AM