Tired of not finding a 7-string that suits me...

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by xRiCoRex, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. xRiCoRex

    xRiCoRex Jackson Addict

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    Hi eveybody,

    First it's not a VS thread.

    Right now I am looking for a new 7-string, but I don't know where to go...

    I'am a Jackson fan, and the Jackson neck match me perfectly, but the only way to have a Jackson 7 string US it's CS or the Soloist Broderick (but don't know if the neck is like the Standard or Speedneck)

    I'm not a huge fan of mahogany, and active pickups.

    Maybe the SLAT 3-7 (but active)

    So I search a 7 string with, not mahogany body, a neck close to Jackson neck, passive pickup, with Floyd or ToM, but preference for Hipshot style bridge.

    Between 800-2000€, more if I find something really cool.

    What do you have in mind ?
     
  2. Norstorm

    Norstorm SS.org Regular

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    For that, my friend, if you're not to stuck on cosmetics.. I'd go for a custom build.
    I have the very same problem with Ibanez RG models.. I love the general feel and how the shape works on my chest when playing, but I really hate the positioning of the knobs and switches.. so I'm going for a custom.

    Usually with customs, a lot of money is thrown on cosmetics.. logos and all that.
    Why not, if you have the cash..
    But a clean looking axe with your own specs is possible for 2000€

    Google luthiers, and send a few mails.. What do you have to lose?
     
  3. Betterlaidplans

    Betterlaidplans Lurker Extraordinair

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    There's several guitars that fit some of these. Several brand's make guitars with fixed bridges and passives. I quickly found rg7321 with basswood/passives/hardtail on the ibanez site. Schecter loomis nt is alder but has actives. It seems like its tough to find what one would consider "higher end"(the price range you gave) guitar without mahogany.
     
  4. jarnozz

    jarnozz Let´s Get Wasted!

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    let one build for you?
    2 good en reliable companies i know:
    -RAN guitars Ran Guitars Custom Made
    -ET guitars ET Guitars | Custom built Guitars | Off the shelf Guitars
    they both respond within a day if you contact and are really friendly, they treat you very well and are very clear of what they do and all that shit xD
    I couldn't find a 7 that suites me well so i'm currently making one!
    ordered a neck from ET it will be here within 12 weeks
    good luck with your search!

    :hbang:
     
  5. MetalHeadMat

    MetalHeadMat Purely Hate Driven

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    You can try and find a Jackson DR7T, DR7, or DX7. All alder bodies, bolt on neck, 24 frets, the DR7T has a LFR, and all but the DX7 are made in Japan.
     
  6. ImBCRichBitch

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    The neck may be a tad bit skinnier than the Jackson, but you could try the B.C. Rich Jr. V 7 string. Theres a hardtail TOM style and a Floyd style. or the Kerry King B.C.s, or even the Steve Smyth 7 string Bich. Plenty of options, and if you like Jacksons youll love B.C.s if you can get past the odd body styles.
     
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    Stealthtastic Doesn't play guitar

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    an rg 1527 definately, I know it's not a jackson, but it plays AMAZING the low pro never comes out of tune.
     
  8. trickae

    trickae Ibanez Enthusiast

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    have you tried an ibanez?
     
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    troyguitar SS.org Regular

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    The only Ibanez that feels kind of like a Soloist is the ARZ307.
     
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    L1ght Truth Over Triumph

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    1527's are definitely amazing, but they don't have low pro FR's... They have Edge Zero's. Big difference.
     
  11. oneblackened

    oneblackened CROAKIES! CROAKIES!

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    Not that the Edge Zero is necessarily BAD or anything.
     
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    Went to several guitar stars found a grand total of maybe 5 to play on. Only one that felt of any good quality was the Schecter Loomis. I suppose where I live 7's aren't very popular.:shrug:

    I played that guitar and it felt like I had been playing 7's my entire life and score one around a grand new maybe cheaper.
     
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    It's always better when your guitar kinda just bumps into your lap..
    But actually looking for one.. aii.. can be a pain in the butt.
    Good hunting anyhows mate.. I'd go for a custom, if you can't find your guitar anywhere.
     
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    What about a basswood EBMM JP7 or a Carvin? The latter offers you the possibility of choosing the woods and bridge type.
     
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    L1ght Truth Over Triumph

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    Oh yeah I wasn't saying anything bad about the Zero, I was just saying, it wasn't the lo-pro. If I had the money for a new guitar it would have been the premium 7 or the 1527, Edge Zero and all. :hbang:
     
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    svart Far Beyond Metal

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    The experiences I had with bc rich are quite the opposite. to me Bc Rich had a more bulkier neck than Jackson or Ibanez. ;)
     
  17. xRiCoRex

    xRiCoRex Jackson Addict

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    Hi everybody,

    First sorry for my late reply and thanks for all the reply.

    Second:

    Yes I've already play some Ibanez, cool guitar but not my cup of tea, the neck is too thin for me, and after 30 minutes with playing, I have a little pain in the wrist, and not a fan of the headstock style.

    Bc rich I've play some cheaper guitar, but once again the neck shape is not for me.

    Schecter/ESP, same like Bc rich, I've heard the Loomis is thinner than the other Schecter but never play with.

    Luthiers ok, but the only problems is the resale, if I've some money problems, but I look very closely the Vik and Daemones work ;)

    I'll try to have a spot on the Jackson SL2H7 run made by Djpharoah, I think it's the better choice for me.

    But if you have other suggestion I take ;)

    Ps: Someone can describe me the Bernie Rico neck ?
     
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    It seemed a tab bit smaller than the RGA7 but it may just be the fact that ive mostly only played on either an rga7, jrv7, and a gibson v 7
     
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    Another viable option for you would be to get the Slat3-7 and buy a set of passive pickups and active-style pickup covers. Then you'd be getting what you want pickup-wise and not dropping an extra grand on a guitar.
     
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    If you're not into big name brands like Fender, Schecter, Jackson, BC Rich or an Ibanez then at this point you've pretty much exhausted your options with the exception of maybe god forbid a Washburn. :barf:

    You might also take a look the boutique brand Agile. I've spent a bit of time with both a 7 & 8 string and the necks were real nice. Many people here have them and the feedback is real positive plus the owner is a member here I believe. Also, I'd seriously consider this brand out of Canada called Guerilla that makes the sickest guitars on the face of the earth IMHO. All custom made neck-thrus with tons of options and paintwork.
     

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