Need ideas for a 7-String

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by kingmak4272, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. kingmak4272

    kingmak4272 New Member

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    I would like to get a good feeling 7-string with active pickups, if necessary and I can get one with passive and replace them but I need ideas.
     
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    asopala SS.org Regular

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    Good feeling is subjective. Did you try out any 7 strings at guitar center or sam ash?
     
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    ESP/LTD, Schecter, Ibanez. Whats your price range, and have you tried any 7 strings before?
     
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    I am stationed overseas so I don't have access to guitar center or even a decent guitar store. I'd say $1500 limit.
     
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    At that price range you have A TON of options. Personally I like ESP/LTD guitars (Schecter use the same profiles except on sig models,) they have a thicker more '60s LP style neck, just wider IMO. The 400+ range all come with EMGs loaded in their 7-strings (except sig moddels) and are generally between $700-900. Ibanez has the Iron Label series that are loaded with EMGs, their necks are thinner with a shallow carve and feel great if your a "shredder" type of person, they feel like... well like an Ibanez nothing really compares.
    I would look on the websites to see what calls out to you shape and color wise. Do you have a friend where you're at who plays 7-strings, if so I would try out his to get a feel of the neck profiles.
     
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    Definitely a shredder and I like that ebony fretboard so I went with a Dark Sunburst Iron Label. Takes about 1.5-2 weeks to get stuff here normally but I will post again after I receive it and let you guys know if I like it. Thanks for the help.
     
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    Nice! I don't think you'll be disappointed at all.
     
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    If you're thinking actives then i'd probably go with one of the following (assuming you want to buy new):

    EII:
    TE-7

    LTD:
    KS-7
    H 1007
    SC-607B (baritone 27" scale)

    Schecter:
    SLS c-7 active model (26.5" scale)
    Banshee 7 active model (26.5" scale)
    ATX C-7 (26.5" scale)
    HELLRAISER EXTREME C-7 (26.5" scale)
    Hellraiser Hybrid C-7 (26.5" scale)
    JL-7 (26.5" scale)
    Maus 7 (26.5" scale)

    Do you have any other requirements? Brand or type of actives? Body shape? Trem or no trem? Scale length?
     
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    You're mainly looking at schecter, jackson, and esp/ltd. Ibanez has a couple of guitars with stock EMG's. I suggest a hellraiser c7 or one o the sls models from schecter.
     
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    Cut the shit and fast-forward straight to Carvin! They've got a few different styles of 7 string guitar that have a variety of options at this point. I'm sure something will tickle your fancy and its right in your price range (unless you spec it out to be ultra pimpin').
     

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