7 string or 8 string

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  1. rhoads18

    rhoads18 SS.org Regular

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    Hi,

    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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    xtrustisyoursx SS.org Regular

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    Why abandon it? Is there a reason you have to choose one or the other?
     
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    Deadseen SS.org Regular

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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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    :welcome:

    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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