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Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Riffer, Mar 19, 2010.
I'd be fine with a highly-figured photo-flame
I disagree - 25.5 it like a standard 7.
carved/arch top (pleeeeeeeease - or personally, I'll be far less interested)
1 vol 1 tone
rosewood or ebony board
black, tobacco burst, satin trans natural, white
regular neck profile
and I will max my mastercard on it if it feels right
yup it is, I only have paint so I started with a private stock 7 rather than a se 6 to make it a little easier.
This as a singlecut.
7 string se wold be tres cool, definitively interested!!!!
Since people are posting specs:
Boccote Rosewood Neck (if this is too extravagant, Mahogany Neck)
Satin Clear finish on the neck.
Ebony fretboard (It's on the Mushok, so it wouldn't be out of the question)
22 frets preferable
At least an option for Hardtail
2-Tone + 2-Volume setup
Satin Clear/Transparent finish.
I admit that I already plan to stick a Sustainiac in the neck, so the traditional LP control scheme is preferable.
singlecut and doublecut body styles
Yeah, the only difference I could see it making is from the standpoint of playing preference and maybe hand size differences (people with smaller hands may find a half-inch reduction to be a little more comfortable, even though it's a tiny amount). I've never had the opportunity to try a PRS but I'm curious as to see if "the PRS scale" actually does make any difference.
PRS Dragon 7
but I'd be more interested in full on PRS vs. SE models, 25.5", single and double, 10tops...bring it!
i would definately buy it if it was a C24 shape
That's the whole thing, there's nearly zero noticeable difference in feel. Look it up in a fret scale calculator. The difference is in the thousandth of an inch per fret.
To put it in perspective, play a lick from the 1st fret to the 4th fret. Then play that exact same lick from the 2nd to the 5th fret. That's just about the difference in fretting distance between a 25" and 25.5" scale.
As for tension, many companies provide .0095 and .010 gauge sets which will MORE then compensate for less than .5 lbs difference in tension, over roughly 13 pounds.
It's the whole "longer scale length gives you more clarity at a lower gauge" thing.
Perhaps when dealing with a change in scale greater than 1", I don't see many 26.5" scale Schecter owners begging for the extra .5".
When you change the scale from say 25.5" to 27" the difference in tension changes by a full pound and a half, that's three times the difference from simply going from 25" to 25.5".
I guarantee if you used a blind test that the majority of players would be able to determine a noticeable difference between those two scales in both tone and tension.
All measurements using .009 gauge strings as reference.
I suppose if you are going to down-tune, but I would love 25" scale for a standard tuned seven. A .056-.060 for the low-B should provide plenty of tension, and it won't have that fat/"flubby" sound. I would hate to see a PRS Hellraiser SE.
EDIT: Just a thought; ss.org isn't the only market for this. I would assume that PRS would want to turn some of their "brand loyalist" players on to seven strings. For that reason, I would try to keep the specs as close to a PRS sixer as possible.
Then make the Torero into a 7 string and you'd have my vote. The Torero was the first PRS that seriously made me go "whoa". Keep the floyd, the wood, and up the scale to 26.5 and you'd have your Loomis Killer.
I kiiiiiiiddddd! Seriously though, please do the opposite of this. Just add another string to the PRS SE Custom, and you are golden.
I find 25.5 just on the verge of acceptability for my for the tunings I use. For B standard it wouldn't matter so much, but for tuning down I wouldn't want to be forced to using heavy gauges. It might seem that half an inch is nothing to some people, but for me personally, its necessary.
Also, if you're going to ask for 26.5, man up and just go 27.
gunshow is right, needs to be a PRS not another superstrat type 7...
Well you still have the body shape, all one piece mahogany body, PRS neck profiles etc etc. On paper specs might look the same, but when you put it all together it makes a different instrument.