Naughty hobbit searching for first 7-string, budget ~1,000 USD

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  1. Bilbone Shaggins

    Bilbone Shaggins Burglar 4 S8N

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    My dear, friendly bards of the Westfarthing:

    Daily, I serenade my friends Sideways Gagme and Grodo Shaggins in my stately hobbit hole, Shag End. Ever looking to expand my musical horizons, I seek an instrument of increased range and dynamism. Sadly, my cousin, Bilbong Schwaggins, has smoked my entire stash of Longbottom Leaf -- as pipeweed was my main export, I can only afford to spend 1,000 of your "US dollars" on a new guitar.

    Here at Shag End, we mostly listen to and perform classical Elven music, in the style of such great Noldorin composers as Carcass, Gorguts, Necrophagist, and Decrepit Birth. The denizens of the Shire refer to our music as "death metal," not recognizing our compositions for the virtuosic and cultured artform they represent. To us, heaviness and technicality, balanced in equal measures, is the lofty ideal we aspire to.

    L-rod the wise (and broken-membered), patriarch of Rivendell, has recommended to me the ancient 7-stringed axe of Paul Reed Smith, which has been newly reforged by the dwarves of *S*erech *E*rchamion: PRS Guitars | SE Custom 24 7-String

    The Dunedain ranger of legend, Luc Lemay of Gorguts, does wield such a mighty blade as the Ibanez S: Ibanez S7421 Electric Guitar, 7-String at zZounds

    Whatever axe I procure shall likely be mounted with legendary relics to enhance its magic, such as those produced by the Bare-Knuckled smiths of the West, in the Aftermath of their great battle with the forces of Melkor: https://bareknucklepickups.co.uk/main/pickups.php?cat=humbuckers&sub=contemporary&pickup=aftermath

    Please, O wise men of the North, counsel me in this search for an appropriate blade, as I am but a lowly and depraved hobbit of little renown.
     
  2. TraE

    TraE SS.org Regular

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    what is this i dont even
     
  3. lukeshallperish

    lukeshallperish Total Gear Slut

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    ok. after the laugh i just had, im surprised that i can even type. but within your budget id say maybe the schecter KM-7 or and Ibanez RG752fx


    Also, what a first post! haha
     
  4. Bilbone Shaggins

    Bilbone Shaggins Burglar 4 S8N

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    Thank you! Would the mahogany-hilted blade of the Ibanez S warriors be your recommendation, or some other axe from the same region?
     
  5. bandinaboy

    bandinaboy SS.org Unsui

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    Lmao oh dear :lol: What a post!

    Go get yer self an Ibanhad me lad.
    The PRS SE was not for me.
    The neck was uncomfortable you see.
    With an S or an RG you will be happy.

    Might ye go out forth and play one before ye commit? 'Tis a wise gesture.
     
  6. 7stg

    7stg SS.org Regular

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    LOL

    Jackson Soloist SLATXMGQ3-7
    Schecter Blackjack SLS C-7
    a very bare bones Carvin DC7X
     
  7. asher

    asher So Did We

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    If you're okay with road worn you can pick up an Ibanez 1527 used for 700-800 which will leave pickups to fill out your budget. And you'll get a much higher build quality than what you'd get with that budget new.

    And that's one hell of a first post.
     
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    metaldoggie Pro smeghead

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    Win!
    Go Schecter....i love my blackjack.
     
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    asher So Did We

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    FILTHnFEAR Infidel

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    Master Shaggins would do well to heed the wise council of asher, in his recommendation of the Ibanez 1527.

    Highly revered, battle proven, and forged by those master smithies of the far east, in the fires of Mount Fujigen!

    Hail Ibanez!
     
  11. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    Do you seek the rock solid tuning of the fixed bridges of legend? Or do you wish instead to dabble in the wizardry of soul-bending vibrato?
     
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    rectifryer Banned

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    I just reacquired my virginity reading this thread.
     
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    This thread made my day. The S7421 isn't a bad guitar, especially if you're going to switch the pups out. Just be sure to look into that particular bridge type. I personally don't mind it, but I've heard others who despise it.
     
  14. 12enoB

    12enoB It's Boner Backwards

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    I just saw "Naughty hobbit searching..." as a subtext and I thought this was going to be a craigslist ad gone wrong.
     
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    TylerEstes Sheeeeeeeit

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    .........is this ni*gga retarded?
     
  16. Bilbone Shaggins

    Bilbone Shaggins Burglar 4 S8N

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    Thank you all for the most excellent suggestions! The Ibanez RG1527 looks like a most worthy blade -- a definite contender for the object of my quest.

    I tend to avoid all forms of wizardry -- regrettably, Saruman set up a 1-900 number and ran it out of Shag End during his occupation of the Shire (he's got a magic voice, and his bumboy's name is Wormtongue -- go figure). So I most definitely seek a legendary fixed bridge of the First Age!

    I understand the RG1527 is imbued with such fell magic -- I can easily remedy this with a few pieces of wood. Knowing this, would you lot still recommend the RG1527?
     
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    Reganito SS.org Regular

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    Bilbone Shaggins, a fellow New Yorker, I'm in Syracuse. You can't go wrong with an Ibanez. I've been very impressed with their guitars and basses.
     
  18. Svava

    Svava Djento ergo sum

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    This post was cool xD

    Go Tolkein references!


    But seriously we need a "sub 1k 7 string" sticky thread.

    We get like 4 of these a day ><
     
  19. Bilbone Shaggins

    Bilbone Shaggins Burglar 4 S8N

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    In that case, I shall plumb the depths of this archive as if it were my Green Dragon Shaggin' Wagon - I merely thought my tonal preferences would be informative, as they are quite distinct from the "modern metal" flavours of the Shire youth.
     
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    Andless SS.org Regular

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    Actually you can go wrong with an Ibanez. Many a hobbit-sized hands cramp up on Wizard necks, including mine.

    I would definitely prefer the PRS SE-7.
     

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