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Old 2004-03-24, 19:43
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6 or 7 String...Whats better?

Time for a differnet forum....Whats better for playing heavy metal/death metal. Currently i have a Epiphone 6 String and an Ibanez 7 string that i use both constantly and love both their sounds. Ive been wanting to start a band also and couldnt decide which guitar i should use mostly (i could probablys use both sometimes but that would destroy this forum entirely ) so ill ask the people...Whats better? a 6-string or a 7-string
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Old 2004-03-24, 19:47
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Old 2004-03-24, 19:52
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True but im jsut asking the opinion of the peeps at metaltabs
I would rather prefer the Epiphone because Flying V guitars are jsut toooo cool looking and slick but 7 strings can produce that more headbanging noise like Korn or something.
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Old 2004-03-24, 19:55
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if you like your six, but like the heavier sound of your 7, you could always just get some thicker strings and tune your six to b, or whatever your 7 is tuned to.
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Old 2004-03-24, 20:23
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if you like korn you shouldn't be postin here.
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Old 2004-03-24, 20:34
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Is or is not Korn designated as Heavy metal.....yes. Is this site not called "Metal" Tabs.....yes. so i think theres nothing wrong with Korn before their Untoucables cd. so what if the put a little hip hop in there music. its still classified as metal with most of their other songs.
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Old 2004-03-24, 20:36
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Is or is not Korn designated as Heavy metal.....


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Old 2004-03-24, 20:44
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ok there not heavy metal i shouldnt have said that but they are "classified" as Metal, and btw i wasnt saying i liked Korn i was just using the name for an example for a 7 string guitar usage...sry if i offended you by saying it...
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Old 2004-03-24, 20:49
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yea whatever fag. and if you are going to use KURT COBAIN quotes in your sig learn to spell his fuckin name. nirvana is one of your favorite bands.
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Old 2004-03-24, 20:57
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Korn = nu-metal. Don't say you don't like them just becasue someone insults you for it. And you practically did say you liked them. If Korn makes you headbang then it means you dig what they are playing. And how you defended them up untill the Untouchables.

If you have a gutiar that looks nice and a guitar that plays much better, but dosen't look as nice...then obviously go with the guitar that plays better. No one gives a shit what your guitar looks like. The 7 string also offers 24 more notes.
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id say six strings for me personally cause the neck on a 7 string is too fucking wide for me im sure i could get used to it if i had one but ill stick with 6 strings and of coarse the ocational 12-string
you can get pretty killer tones with a six string too it may not be as low, but listen to opeth thats a killer tone and its not even downtuned

a MUCH better example of "7-string guitar usage" would be Morbid Angel though
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It depends on what kind of music you play. Personally, i play 2 different tunings without ever changing it. My RP7 has a downtuner so i dont have to fuck with my guitar. So i just put it down one step for SUM BR00TUL SHIT!!! Just kidding. But they have their advantages and disadvantages.

Now run along you goofy little Korn kid.
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Old 2004-03-24, 21:05
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Jesus dude...i just started this forum to see what peeps like more, 6 or 7 strings but you had to blow it way out of proportion by starting the korn shit, and first off i used a REFERENCE to korn, saying i like korn and that are two completely sifferent things, and i spelt a name wrong jeeze shoot me..i like Nirvana's music i didnt say i like the lead vocalist/guitarist.
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yea whatever fag. and if you are going to use KURT COBAIN quotes in your sig learn to spell his fuckin name. nirvana is one of your favorite bands.


Can you go one fucking thread without bashing someones opinion? Granted, they have about as much talent as my left testicle, but if the kid likes them, then he likes them.

Goofy little korn kid...
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It also depends on your hands. One guitar may be more comfortable for you to use. I'd use that one.

As for me, I have what some might refer to as a 'mini-pinky'. My pinky finger is not very long at all. Its made it difficult to learn to use it often. To put this into reference, my pinky ends right before the last joint of my ring finger. Then my ring is slightly longer than my pointer, and my middle is longer than my ring.
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Old 2004-03-24, 21:15
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How about this:

SWITCH OFF GUITARS!!! Or do the obivious thing and use the seven string. You dont always have to use that 7th string, genius.
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How about this:

SWITCH OFF GUITARS!!! Or do the obivious thing and use the seven string. You dont always have to use that 7th string, genius.

No way, switching off guitars? That makes too much sense!
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Old 2004-03-24, 21:38
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a 7 string is better because you can still play 6 string songs on it. you can't play 7 string songs on a 6 string though
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Old 2004-03-24, 21:54
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fuck that, standard tuning on a 6 string.if i need a deeper,lower,"heavier" sound, i fuck with the settings on my amp. and or bust out on the good old whammy pedal.
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a 7 string is better because you can still play 6 string songs on it. you can't play 7 string songs on a 6 string though


I agree. Being able to go from standard tunning to B can make a song much more intense. The length of the neck really isn't that horrible, mabye a week or so and you won't even notice. You could always just switch of; get the best of both worlds.
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