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  1. katierose

    katierose SS.org Regular

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    Sup. My name is Katie Rose. I'm 20 years old from Tempe, AZ.

    I'm pretty much just going to be a huge lurker here. I don't own a seven string, or any guitar for that matter. YET. So that brings me to my first question. I've been asking around but I get mixed responses on this.

    As a person who is going to learn guitar for the first time, would you recommend a seven string? If yes, why? If no, why not?

    I am more than confident some kind of guitar beauty will be bought within the next couple of months so I wanted to do my research now and see what my options are.

    Here's a link to my Last.fm if you're curious as to what kind of metal I listen to and maybe get an idea of why I would be into getting a seven string. Thanks!

    volatyle?s Music Profile ? Users at Last.fm
     
  2. Rick

    Rick ALL HAIL DJOD Forum MVP

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    It's a GOIL!

    Welcome, Katie! Dudes, let's not scare off another girl, okay? :lol:
     
  3. fretninjadave

    fretninjadave Seven String Samurai

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    If you learn the seven string first you will be learning the six string at the same time why split it up into seprate catagories.
     
  4. katierose

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    ^ That's what I was thinking. Just seems like some people think a n00b can't get their head around a 7 string, and they have to go 6 first. I mean if that's true, please elaborate why. Otherwise I feel pretty comfortable jumping into it.
     
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    You just need to think of it as an extension and not a different instrument. If you don't use that 7th string you have a 6'r but it will be there to give you that much more versatility when you want it.

    PS I like your taste...in music.

    Go For it!
     
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    Sweet. Any suggestions on a first guitar to buy?

    Budget will probably be around 800 - 1k to blow. For now I am interested in Ibanez or ESP. Thoughts?
     
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    most people recommend an ibanez rg7 or an agile as a great first 7. both are well within your budget.

    also - if you're a person just getting into guitar... you have to realize how much effort and time you will have to put in to get good. Any person on here, thats good - has put in the time effort passion to be where they are now. getting decent at guitar is a huge commitment. just putting that out there.
     
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    fretninjadave Seven String Samurai

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    I would go with Ibanez simply because you could probobly find one in your hometown and get it that day.Theres not much difference from the six to the seven .Once you get used to it .Plus you get more respect as a sevenstringer especially as a female.
     
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    Oh for sure. I do not expect to be shredding it up within a couple months at all. Might even take years before I really get comfortable, but you gotta start somewhere.

    I've been thinking about doing this for quite a long time but never had the money or some other obstacle in the way. Now that is over I seriously want to sit myself down and do this. I am one of those people that is obsessed with learning things constantly.. hence why I work in IT, read almost everyday and challenge myself with numerous things. This has always been a big To Do and I'm excited to get into it.
     
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    wow. you sound promising, because honestly... thats the type of person you have to be to get good. because not only is it physically difficult, but the whole of the theory behind the music can be mentally challenging and stimulating. If you really put in the effort though - its gratifying when you realize that you really are progressing. good luck - and welcome to the obsession! :shred:
     
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    Welcome to the forums.

    I'm going to disagree with everyone here as I feel that a seven string is (somewhat) a different instrument because of the 7th string and the extended range that that offers. Call me old fashioned or whatever but I really think it's better to get the basics down on a six string before you go to a seven.

    At any rate it'd seem like your fixed on getting a seven and my suggestion to you on that is go with a fixed bridge and don't go past a 25.5" scale because it's your first guitar and it'll give you little hassle mechanically and physically. You said 800-1k but have you thought of an amp cables and stuff and worked that into your budget?

    With that, i'd recommend getting a lower end guitar for your first, not cheap ass crap but an Ibanez RG7321 over a $1000 model. It' provides a fallback for you if you either decide to quit or stop and coast at a certain level.
     
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    welcome Katie! :welcome:

    this place needs more girls :yesway:
     
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    synrgy Ya ya ya I am Lorde

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    Welcome!

    I'm sure some here will disagree with me, but I'd suggest decreasing your budget considering this will be your first guitar. No sense on buying an $800 guitar that you might decide you're just not that into after a few months and only be able to sell it for $4-600.

    If you go for a 7 string, I *highly* recommend the Ibanez 7321. Again, I'm sure some will disagree with me, but there are also several here who would probably agree. It's a great 'modders' guitar, basically meaning that you get the factory-spec guitar at a really low price, and if you decide you like it you can slowly upgrade the various pieces as necessary at your leisure. On mine, I replaced the bridge pickup, the string saddles, all the electronics, and added a custom pickguard/etc. I own a few guitars that are 2-3 times the price or more, and it's actually my favorite guitar of the ones I own.

    As far as 6 vs 7 -- it sounds like you're into the idea of a 7. I figure, try one. If it feels good, go for it. :yesway:
     
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    Seem to be getting a lot of recommendations for an Ibanez so I'll probably go with them. I'm not too proud to jump down to a cheaper guitar, I just want to make sure it will be worth it.

    Amp, cables, and all the accessories will come along the way and not too worried about it. Although, if anyone wants to nudge me towards a specific amp for newbies that would be appreciated.
     
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    fretninjadave Seven String Samurai

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    Some kind of combo amp try and stay away from Crate though.Try one of those roland cube amps some are battery powered. it has a few effects,their tough,inexpensive,little and easy to carry,Plus it has decent tone for a practice amp
     
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    synrgy Ya ya ya I am Lorde

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    Don't let people steer you too much too early. If the amp simply works, you'll be fine. The thing is, it won't be until after you've played for some time and developed a sense of what your style/approach/tonal preferences are that you'll know what kind of amp to shop for. Until that day comes, just get one that works and doesn't put a strain on your wallet. Any standard 'practice' amp should get the ball rolling just fine. My first amp was a $90 crate practice amp with a single 10" speaker in it. I rocked the shit out of that thing for the first couple of years that I played. :yesway:
     
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    ^ Ah yes, that makes sense. Will do. Thanks guys!
     
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    :welcome: As suggested get an Ibanez RG7321, for a good starter amp that's well within your budget I would suggest a Line 6 Spider III 15.


    And I agree with Scar_Symmetry, we need more female seven-stringers! :yesway:
     

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