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Old 2005-05-30, 07:47
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yet another 7 string thread...

ok, i didnt post this is another 7 string thread because i didnt wanna "hijack" it.

well i need a few questions answered and a few suggestions please

ok, well here are the questions:

1. is the string spacing on a 7 string smaller to that of a 6 string?
2. is a 7 string suitable for someone with big hands?
3. are complex chords harder to do on a 7 string?

ok, now i need a few suggestions as to what 7 strings i should get. i dont have much money, my budget is about 300 (roughly $600). so yea, any suggestions?

i have my eye on the ibanez rg7321, it has a nice striped wizard II neck and a fixed bridge.

any other guitars like that within my price range?

thanks!
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Old 2005-05-30, 09:20
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To your questions:
1: Usually, the strings on 7string guitars are not any differently spaced. The fretboard/neck is slightly larger to allow room for the seventh string.
2: Like all guitars, 7stringers come in different shapes and sizes to suit your physical needs and wants. They actually might be better for a large-handed person since the fretboard/neck is slightly enlarged.
3: You can, of course, play anything on a 7string that you played on a 6string. There will be the extra string on there in case you want to experiment even more with making chords, yet it should not be difficult to do anything that you could do with a 6string.

Suggestions on brands? Can't help you much there. Just get whatever looks good/sounds good/feels good (if you have the privilege to test it out before your purchase). I've owned a Schecter before, and it was great (although I didn't like the locking system on the bridge). The only other 7stringer I've owned was a Dillion. It was okay, but surely not a huge name-brand. Just make sure you don't buy a peice of shit, and it should be fine.


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Old 2005-05-30, 09:25
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1) String spacing will be realtive to that of a 6 string.
In the case of say the RG7321, the spacing will be relative to that of a RG321.

2) Strange question. I'd guess so, it really depends on the user.

3) About as complex as a normal 6 string.

300 could buy you the RG7321, forementioned. Dean Avalanche 7 and Avalanche Ultra 7 (Ultra = Floyd equipped). Those are probably the most popular in that price range.

Brands such as Squire, Shine and Cort all produce guitars in that price range but are less widely availible.
That however, is just the new market.
Plenty more availible used.
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Old 2005-05-30, 10:00
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cheers guys, thats really helped me

i think i might go for a rg7321, but i dunno how im gonna fit emgs in them, i guess im gonna have to go for a set of passives
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Old 2005-05-30, 10:04
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cheers guys, thats really helped me

i think i might go for a rg7321, but i dunno how im gonna fit emgs in them, i guess im gonna have to go for a set of passives

You'll fit EMG's in by removing the existing pickups, installing the EMG's and placing the battery in the control cavity.
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Old 2005-05-30, 18:16
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You'll fit EMG's in by removing the existing pickups, installing the EMG's and placing the battery in the control cavity.


yea, ino, but the shape of the actuall emg 7 string pickup is a different shape to that of a normal 7 string pickup. so that means i have to adjust the pickup cavity inorder to accomodate the differently shaped pickup.

see, the emg 81/7 is just a rectangle pickup where as the routing on pretty much every 7 string is shapped tightly around a pickup similar to a dimarzio evo or an sd etc etc.

ino how to install a pickup
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Old 2005-06-01, 11:15
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First of all, I wont buy a 7 string guitar. I bought a Scjhecter balckjack c7 7 stringed guitar and I dont like it any more. Before you buy one try to play wirh another one. Mine has the neck very thick and the sounding isnt as good as I thought it was. I prefer 6 stringed one downtuned to B, for example.

It has one good thing, when you play with a 7 string and then take a 6 stringed one, it seems that its easier to play the guitar.


My 7 string has 0,76 strings, it looks like a bass guitar and plays like it . I want to sell, it,. if you want it tell me I sell it in 750.

7 STRINGS (In my opinion) (Ive got small hands)

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Old 2005-06-04, 10:42
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ok, i didnt post this is another 7 string thread because i didnt wanna "hijack" it.

well i need a few questions answered and a few suggestions please

ok, well here are the questions:

1. is the string spacing on a 7 string smaller to that of a 6 string?
2. is a 7 string suitable for someone with big hands?
3. are complex chords harder to do on a 7 string?

ok, now i need a few suggestions as to what 7 strings i should get. i dont have much money, my budget is about 300 (roughly $600). so yea, any suggestions?

i have my eye on the ibanez rg7321, it has a nice striped wizard II neck and a fixed bridge.

any other guitars like that within my price range?

thanks!
user01


I would encourage you to get the seven string. I waited 17 years to get one (I am assuming that you have not been playing for that long) and getting used to that 7th string after playing on 6 for so long was a real bitch! lol

As far as brands go, the higher end Ibanez's are always a safe way to go, but are probably out of your price range.
Schecter has a strong following, with their owners saying they are a good guitar for not a whole lot of money.
I myself play a Carvin DC727. It is an awesome guitar (as is every Carvin) and they can be had for very little money on ebay. You can't purchase a better 7-string for $400-$600 (if you can score one for that, which you most likely can)

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Old 2005-06-05, 10:22
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My 7 string has 0,76 strings, it looks like a bass guitar and plays like it . I want to sell, it,. if you want it tell me I sell it in 750.

7 STRINGS (In my opinion) (Ive got small hands)

Cherrs


Go with 10-56 gauge strings. They would play much better and wouldn't be loose or muddy at B standard.
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Old 2005-06-06, 10:11
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Go with 10-56 gauge strings. They would play much better and wouldn't be loose or muddy at B standard.

The thing is that these strings arent loose nor muddy, but I think 7 strings are a lot of strings for me. Im thinking Ill never play fine a 7 string guitar (I adore wizard necks, so that may be the answer)

Im triyng to sell it, so I wont have it any more (I think Ill got a Customized RAN)(6 Strings one)
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Old 2005-06-07, 07:56
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peavey make a 7-string raptor i think which is very cheap.
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Old 2005-06-07, 08:01
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Tranny is selling a LTD seven string, hah.
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Old 2005-06-07, 15:25
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yeah. ill post it on ebay for 150-200 if you want. esp ltd h 207. its got some problems
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Old 2005-06-07, 15:41
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I've never seen a 7-string in my town, I doubt anyone has one... I'm curious whether strings are harder to find? Because at least here you only see 6-string guitar string sets... so I guess it would be useless( why the guitar without the strings?...)
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