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Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Ultimodr, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Ultimodr

    Ultimodr SS.org Regular

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    I am getting back into the 7 world and have narrowed it down to 3 options; 2 local used or 1 new

    Should I get a Holcomb SVN in Walnut, an Axe Palace SVN, or a new Sterling JP157? I've never played a PRS 7 or any Sterling but I feel like if I am going to start these back up I want to do it right and try something different. Any comments are appreciated.
     
  2. The Mirror

    The Mirror SS.org Regular

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    I am heavily biased, as I am a PRS only player atm, but the Alpha/Omega pickups of the SVN alone are damn hard to surpass.

    As I often said, easily the best passive pickups I've played, the best split function I've played, period and on their own they cost ~300 bucks.

    The guitar itself has almost perfect specs if you don't want to tune ridiculously low. 26,5 scale, almost flat radius, fixed bridge. I play it in Bb standard tuning and I've yet to get something better in my hands in a similar price range.

    Switch out the tuners for lockings if you like and check if the nut is actual graphite (there seems to be differences as far as I know) and change that to a graph tech if you deem it necessary and you've got a guitar easily worth 500 bucks more than you actually payed for.

    That said, I haven't played the other two, so maybe someone owning them should say something about it.
     
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  3. AkiraSpectrum

    AkiraSpectrum SS.org Regular

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    Holcomb SVN. Good price, looks good, great pickups. Build quality should be pretty good as well.

    Holcomb SVN is a clear winner in my book.
     
  4. akinari

    akinari SS.org Regular

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    I'd go with the Holcomb too.
     
  5. Musiscience

    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    I'd go with the Holcomb too. Sterlings are ok, but SEs should be nicer IMO. Or at least from the samples I played.
     
  6. Lemonbaby

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    +1 for the Holcomb: niiiice guitar, great PUs.
     
  7. FILTHnFEAR

    FILTHnFEAR Dread it, run from it....

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    Holcomb all the way. Those seem killer for the price.
     
  8. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Holcomb if you specifically want the A/O pickups
    AP SVN if you want a unique looking PRS and plan on using something other than the A/O pickups
    Sterling if you REALLY want a trem.
     

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