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Unread 01-10-2010, 11:02 PM   #1
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7 string or 8 string

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I'm thinking of abandoning the path of the 6 string and joining the ranks of the extended range guitarists. I'm currently looking at getting a 7 or 8 string but I'm not sure which to go for. Any opinions/recommendations when it comes to choosing between the two?
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Why abandon it? Is there a reason you have to choose one or the other?
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What attracts you about 7-strings and 8-strings, what attracts you more?
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I like the added range of 8-strings but prefer the way 7-strings necks play much more. I can shred on an 8-string but sometimes when riffing around it can give me cramps.

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And have you tried playing a 7 and an 8? Just go with what feels better in your hands when your playing them.

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