AW-7 Owners Club !

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by zechah, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Acrid

    Acrid SS.org Regular

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    Yeh a .175 hipshot is the one to get, that's what I got for mine, as oneblackened said the .125 is too low.
     
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    Reporting in! Mine is getting Juggs installed in the Black Battleworn finish with chrome allen screws as we speak. I am insanely satisfied with this axe, with an amazing value for money and awesome playability, and the pickup swap will just be the one thing that it needs for it to be fully ....ing awesome
     
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    Anyone tried a 57/66 set in their AW-7 yet?
     
  4. possumkiller

    possumkiller Square Dance Caller

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    I have to second this. I've been wishing in vain for more than a decade for a proper M-II seven. The AW-7 is the closest thing yet but the veneer top put me off. Some options like metallic finishes or plain old black would sell me. I love the pickguard BTW. Also, have you considered the benefits of a reversed inline headstock on tightening the lower strings?


    This one "looks" all black in the lighting. It looks badass to me.
     
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    So, I was browsing the ESP site looking at their six strings, hoping maybe they would come out with one as well thought out as an AW7, and decided to check it's page.

    It says that it is on closeout. Does anyone know if it is being discontinued, or if it is just being updated? Sorry if this has been asked.

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  6. Smoked Porter

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    ^ Dunno, but I hope it means they're getting him an updated baritone version, and not just discontinuing it. I love my AW-7, and if they did make a new one, I'd pretty much start saving immediately.
     
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    Yeah I remember Alex saying he was talking to ESP about making him a signature baritone version a year or so ago. I'm going to assume that if they're discontinuing this model than they might update it with a baritone version next year.
     
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    Correct, I prefer 25.5" for drop A and 27" for drop G
     
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    Glad you love it!
     
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    AW-7B is in the talks.... hoping to receive a prototype soon.
     
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    Some of the finishes came out so dark they look almost all black, I have one like this too. It definitely made me think about doing an all black version.
     
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    for 25.5 I use 62-10 for drop A and for 27 I use 68-11 for drop G
     
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    Start saving :)
     
  14. leftyguitarjoe

    leftyguitarjoe Correct-handed

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    Alex Wade outta nowhere.
     
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    I was so close to buying one of these! I'd still like to try one out but I have never seen them in stock anywhere around here
     
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    I absolutely adore mine. I have 3 other 7's that are "nicer" but I continually gravitate back to this one. The neck is a tad beefy for my tastes, but it helps with hand cramping during long gigs. I'm not as fast on it however. It's also the brightest 7 that I own. Gonna swap out the Dactivators soon to remedy this.
     
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    Can't wait to see the new one :)
     
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    BrailleDecibel I keep my dad jokes in a dad-a-base.

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    I haven't had GAS for much since I got my Nuno 7, but an AW-7 baritone might be just the thing to reignite it!
     
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    Prototype is a good sign! AW-7B Shall be a GAS for me. Maybe a tele like the SCT?
     
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    :agreed:
     

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