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Old 2008-03-14, 16:01
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7 String Guitars

i have been playing guitar for a couple of years now and now ive begun to come up with stuff of my own which is actually worth something. ive come to like playing in Bb tuning, but i miss the high E and ive been thinking about getting a 7 string. how easy is it to switch to 7 strings after playing with 6 for ages? if i buy a 7 i want it to have emgs, an OFR and a fairly thin neck if possible. the only guitar i have found that fits this is the Schecter Jeff Loomis Signature but i have read review which say it has a thick neck, which could be a problem as my hands are not massive. does anyone have this guitar or could anyone recommend another guitar which fits my spec?
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Old 2008-03-14, 16:28
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Ibanez has a few japanese models at http://www.ikebe-gakki.com/shopping...ate=1&brand=101 that are loaded with EMG's.

Switching from 6's to 7's isn't really a big deal either.

You could also just take a 7 string to a luthier and have him route it as well...just make sure he is reputable.
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Old 2008-03-14, 16:31
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Schecter necks are definetly chunkier than Jacksons, and alot chunkier than Ibanez, but they are by no means uncomfortable. Getting used to them isn't that big of a deal. Otherwise get an Ibanez RG7321, and add the EMGs and OFR in there later on. Or, check out the new Xiphos 7 string that just came out - here.
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Old 2008-03-14, 16:56
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thanks for the replies. i really wanted a 7 string because i wanted my next guitar to have a floyd and i from what ive heard i figured it would be too hard to set one up in Bb on a 6 string. i might as well ask, how hard would this be? im a total noob on whammy bars as i havent had a guitar with one and i havent had to set one up.
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Old 2008-03-14, 18:30
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I have an esp Ltd m 207 7 string guitar. Very nice guitar for the price but they don't make them anymore. You would have to look on e-bay for that.
I've got pictures of the guitar in the pics of my gear thread at gear and recording. and setting up a floyd isn't that difficult. There are a lot of tutorials found on the internet. even on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1c-7-VMY_w
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Old 2008-03-15, 04:14
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You might find the string spacing is a little closer on some 7 strings, but you'll get used to it.

Setting up a 6 string with a trem isn't that hard if you know what you're doing. You just wouldn't want to switch back and forth a lot, thats all.
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Old 2008-03-16, 17:13
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if you want a quality seven string go for ibanez.
not in terms of quality, because other companies match it such as schecter, jackson, esp etc etc

BUT

if you go for a 90s model off ebay you can pick up some great deals on some great guitars. recently i snagged up an ibanez '99 RG7621 for under $260 which is stupidy cheap for a japanese 7 string with dimarzios in my opinion (here in the UK anyway).

if you want a trem go for an Ibanez RG7620. it will be second hand unless your lucky, but it wont be expensive and it will be a great guitar.
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Schecter is coming out with a black and a white hellraiser for 2008 with floyd roses, which make them basically the same as the Loomis except without the maple fretboard. Personally I love Schecter 7-strings the most.
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Old 2008-03-17, 03:15
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Schecter is coming out with a black and a white hellraiser for 2008 with floyd roses, which make them basically the same as the Loomis except without the maple fretboard. Personally I love Schecter 7-strings the most.

Yeah man, Schecter 7-strings really are beautiful guitars. Ibanez are sweet too, but Schecter are works of art
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Old 2008-03-18, 15:10
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wow. i really love those new schecters (the thong i didnt like about the Loomis was that i wanted it in black) but the Ibanez RG7620 looks pretty awesome as well. does anyone have this guitar and how does the tremolo hold up because i think id probably be abusing it a lot
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Old 2008-03-18, 21:14
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wow. i really love those new schecters (the thong i didnt like about the Loomis was that i wanted it in black) but the Ibanez RG7620 looks pretty awesome as well. does anyone have this guitar and how does the tremolo hold up because i think id probably be abusing it a lot

One of my firends has two 7620's, and another mate has one, and the trems are fine. The Ibanez Edge is the best trem they've made.
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