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  1. #1

    Join Date: Jan 2011
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    Seven stringers taking over?

    namm 2011 showed off a lot of companies with their seven string models. I think schecter and ibanez were the main companies in the past that generally supported the seven string.

    on top of that, a lot of musicians who're really taking off in their careers are being recognized for their seven strings. even i have already pre-ordered a seven string a couple of weeks ago haha. :P ~

    it was something i was considering because i wanted to know what the big deal was, but what really kept me at bay is that i was afraid to try something new. i mean, i am so used to 6 strings and wasn't too sure if my hand would be alright with a bigger beck... on top of that, i have already invested a lot of money in some six string guitars i plan to keep... will this make me play only seven strings if it turns out i like it... a lot?

    with that said, what do you guys think? will the seven strings take over? how do the people who still play six strings feel about seven strings? are you thinking of turning over?

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    I played sixes, bought a seven for fun, and now only play sevens. For me, the wider fretboard was MUCH more comfortable. I feel like I have to squeeze my hand less to fit the neck in my hand, and that I really like. For me it does get a little harder to play the low be at the 15th fret and up though.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Apr 2009
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    Well a lot of people here came from so I think most people on the forum have at least tried 7 strings in the past. They've definitely become more accepted in the last few years. I've seen loads of local bands using them.
    I myself like to mix 6/7/8 depending on the music I'm playing. I love rocking out and jamming on a 6 but prefer the 7 string for more metal stuff and for my own stuff. The change wasn't something that took me too long to get used to, I actually prefer the neck on my 7 to most 6 strings, it's really comfy and I could play it for hours.

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    I like 'em all, for different reasons.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    I started playing 7 string guitars in 2004, and havent owned a 6 string since... 2007?
    Haven't owned any guitars for about 6 months now
    I play bass in a band called Weaponlord.

    I also play bass in a band called Northern Crown.

    I used to play bass in a band called Faethom.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    I started playing guitar in properly in 06, but my first 7 in 07, and havent owned a 6 string since 07


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    My second electric was a 7. My hands are a little bigger so I find them more comfortable. It's really nice being able to be in B standard with a high E.

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    I played sevens on and off for a few years. Don't have any anymore. Matter of fact, I play my five-string celloblaster guitar more than I ever played the sevens!
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