Thanks guys, I appreciate the help. I just assumed the 7-string EMGs would sound similar to my 81/85. Thanks for the info. I think it's best if I make the drive to a shop and play a few before I order online. I guess when it comes down to it, I not recording the album of the year tomorrow or anything. But, I am not a rich man, and if I spend $1000 and get a crap sound I will be a little miffed! I can't afford several guitars in different tunings so I figured I would go to a 7 and quit having to tune from D to C to B every other day. We'll see what happens!