All White Epiphone 7 string les paul coming soon.

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by stinkoman, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Dawn of the Shred

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    It's a Evertune, He seems to be putting them on his guitars now. I've seen him playing his black Sig with a Evertune as well.
     
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    I was sorta thinking it looked Evertune-ish, but I'd never seen one designed to fit a TOM format.
     
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    24.75 scale???
     
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    Specs for the new one aren't out yet to my knowledge, but the current version is, and I'm not willing to place money on that changing when the factory is already tooled up to slot 24.75" scale boards in industrial quantities......
     
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    well that ruins any 7 string tuning then imo.
    Pass.
     
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    yep, now an evertune endorsee.
     
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    I actually own one of the old Epi LP Classic 7 strings, Ab is not a problem in the slightest, D'addario EXL 158 set plus a .010. Bands have been tuning to B and Ab on Gibsons since the late 80's and early 90's. Of course, I'm not a tension whore, and don't mind some sludginess.

    The bridge Heafy is using on his personal guitars intrigues me, but I'm not a fan of the overall aesthetic.......of they just do a standard TOM, I'm not all that interested, honestly
     
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    It's an evertune G model
     
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    Bummer that it has the big soapbar covers!
     
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    What's actually the point of making it 25.5"+? That's the same scale length of 90% of 7 strings out there, why not just play one of them? How many 24.75" seven string les Paul's are there?

    It's like if fender came out with a seven string S-S-S strat and then everyone complained it didn't have humbuckers.

    Also, my 25.5" scale seven is tuned to A which means the first fret is Bb on a 24.1" scale, and second fret is B on a 22.7" scale. It sounds great. So assuming the bridge is correctly placed, 24.75 will be fine for B or Bb or maybe even lower.
     
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    I believe Heafy said that he wanted his 7 string to feel exactly like a 6 string Les Paul. From what I've heard and read, his older model nailed that. The target market isn't regular 7 string players. It's LP players who want a 7.
    That's exactly the reason I'm not interested. I hate the feel of Les Pauls. But kudos to them for making it right. I think it looks better than the super plain black one
     
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    firstly I would love a single coil 7 string strat?

    secondly, 24.75 would be garbage for anyone who tunes lower than Drop A..
    For example I use Drop G# for my band, but love Drop Eb

    can you imagine trying to use Drop Eb on a 24.75 scale les paul?. I would need a 135 gauge string on bottom. Ridiculous.
     
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    Drop Eb would probably also suck on 25.5" scale, can't please everyone.

    However there are a ton of options out there for long scale. I imagine those who want to be in Eb an octave below a standard 6 is an even smaller niche than those of us who play sevens tuned somewhere around B.
     
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    I mean, obviously a 24.75” 7 string guitar isn’t for everyone. And they know that. But you gotta remember, a lot of people don’t go lower than B/Drop A anyways. I know I don’t. My general thoughts are “B standard is low enough”. That works for me. In my case it’s just that les pauls are uncomfortable, but I’m not going to complain his sig is a LP instead of a V.

    It has a market, it’s just not as broad as a 26.5” super Strat.

    Also they tune to Drop G on the newest album and I know they play t live on the 24.75 scale guitar.
     
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    *Drop G#
    and it's only used in Dead and Gone, the rest are in A# standard or 6-string Drop C#.
     
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    Take a 26.5" scale guitar, tune down half a step, then capo at the first fret. Now you have a 7-string guitar tuned to B standard with a 25" scale. It does just fine. Same for a 25.5" guitar (capo at the first fret is like a 24" scale).

    The Gibson scale is fine unless you tune way down. Of course if you do, look else where. But it's not hard to see that lots of folks don't tune way down, so it shouldn't be hard to see that the Gibson scale will work for lots of people.
     
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    It's hilarious that people STILL think its worth arguing against a 0.75" difference as the crucial thing that makes or breaks the ability to tune lower. I've been tuning down on my SG for 20 years, and it's very comfortable even tuned down to G/F, sounds amazing, and is incredibly stable. I love it so much that I built my seven string SG at 24.75".

    Matts new guitar(s) looks like a badass Dethklok LP, and if it comes in around $1000-$1200, I'm getting one.
     
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    I really dig these. I'm not super familiar with EMGs though, is the 81-7 fairly versatile for more than just thrashy stuff?
     

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