Bands You'd like to see move up to 7 strings

lucasreis

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The high highs are still there with Karnivool's normal tuning on the top 3 strings. Karnivool doesn't do sweeps.

They can hit the lowest B, and the highest note a 7 string can. All the same notes are on the fretboard. just maybe not as close as they would be on a 7 string.

So their tuning is:

B
E
A
G
B
E

Interesting, I've never tried this tuning before on my sixer.
 

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i'm gonna let all the bands i listen to do what they do... they seem to know what they're doing. ;)

EDIT: Ben Lacy is a fuckin' beast.
 

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and as a fantasy: Cryptopsy (WS and ATYB era), that would be absurd.
 

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Russian Circles - I just think their guitarists style would fit 7 strings really well. they already have a huge sound with 6 strings in some weird d minor open tuning, and i can easily imagine them sounding even bigger with 7s.

SikTh - why not?! they already wrote crazy stuff on 6s, and if they ever played together again, they wouldn't have to swith between the 2 tunings they use.

Misery Signals - they're one of the most creative and unique metalcore bands around, and I think they could do amazing stuff with 7s.

Decapitated - their later stuff was getting really complex rhythmically, and I bet it would sound really awesome in a lower tuning, like A since they tuned to D standard.

A Life Once Lost - I always like listening to their stuff after pitch-bending it down to around A.
 

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What are some bands you'd like to see start using 7 string guitars? For me it my favorite band, Symphony x for sure aswell as Into eternity, Obscura, Opeth, Gojira and Psycroptic.

Symphony X and Gojira for sure. Especially Symphony X :shred:

Opeth is probably my favourite metal band but I actually prefer that they stay above C, they sound great and really heavy anyway. But yes for some songs they could experiment with a seven.
 

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I think 7s would ruin a lot of bands, their sound is their sound and I wouldn't want them to change. Only exception for me is Bring Me The Horizon, as they play in drop A# anyway.
 

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I think 7s would ruin a lot of bands, their sound is their sound and I wouldn't want them to change. Only exception for me is Bring Me The Horizon, as they play in drop A# anyway.

:agreed: well said, even though that band makes me giggle :lol:

tool would be sick with a 7

silverburst les paul 7 custom anyone?

Not a fan of tool at all but that is obviously a good idea and mother fucker a silverburst les paul 7 custom would rape presbytarian souls :shred:
 

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Kamelot. The singer has an awesome range and I think they could make some interesting stuff.
 

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Symphony X would be cool to hear, but I'd also like to see what Soilwork would do with them.. I'd imagine that they'd just play in B as usual, but the lead work would expand a bit, maybe.
 

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I think 7s would ruin a lot of bands, their sound is their sound and I wouldn't want them to change. Only exception for me is Bring Me The Horizon, as they play in drop A# anyway.

I wouldn't say ruin, but I do agree with you. I can't see bands like Protest the Hero or Cynic playing shit in B or A.
 

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a silverburst les paul 7 custom would rape presbytarian souls :shred:

That it would. Unfortunately I don't think it'll happen. Tool's song Parabol/Parabola is a six string tuning BEDGBe. It really could have been done on a 7, but it seems Adam doesn't wanna change his rig up too much for Tool's material.

I can't see a 7 working within bands like Tool or Opeth. 6's suit their style, and their style suits 6's. Great. I'm turning into Yoda.
 

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I would seriously like to see bands like Green Day or Bad Religion doing seven string stuff. Why? Bands that already tune down like Breaking Benjamin or In Flames wouldn't have much of a difference in sound since they already use lower tunings. The jump for a seven thing only works in sound when the band doesn't use anything like it.

Nirvana with seven-strings would have been pretty cool even if Kurt didn't use 5% of the capabilities I think he would come up with some sweet sounding stuff.

Oh, and how could I forget? I would like to see Rush and Living Colour using sevens... that would be RAD!

:yesway: AFI came close recently by using drop-b tuning but I'd love to see a punk/hardcore band using 7's just to hear that type of tone combined with a low tuning and recently I've been trying to get away from a typical metal tone and go in that direction myself.

My picks would have to be Omar Rodriguez as I don't think there's enough players like him with 7's I'd also like to hear Danzig with 7's as the cleans on most of his material is kind of rockabillyish which would sound cool on a 7 and I think Daniel Ash using a 7 would be cool too as the guy seems to master every piece of new gear he picks up.
 


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