What inspired you to play 7 strings?

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by neantir, Jul 15, 2004.

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  1. qwerty

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    Wanted to try some, in retrospect horrible, octave ideas based on the possibility of moving the same shape through three octaves. This worked fine. Long after that I discovered the possibility of moving air with heavy, bonecrushing chords. This worked fine too.
     
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    :lol: :agreed:
     
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    at first it was the slew of bay area bands in the mid 90's that were using them to copy Mr. Bungle and such. Sadly, that was a very a short lived fascination for me, and my RG7620 would end up collecting dust and functioning more as conversational piece than an actual instrument.

    Now its thanks to a band called Unearth.
     
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    Unearth rocks! :hbang:
     
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    Hate to say it, but the symmetry appealed to me- I thought it'd be cool to have a "middle" string. that, and my strat sounded ungodly tuned to low B. ;)

    -D
     
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    Here's a name you all might not know?? Jimmy Bruno...he is from here in Philadelphia I have taken lessons from Jimmy and I also teach a lot of his fellow students, now some want the metal exsperience..He is a seven string jazz guitar player that is OBSOLUTELY the fastest sweeper on the planet :bowdown: ...and he does it clean pricise and with no distortion did i also mention he is over 60yrs old? ..he plays $20,000 :nuts: yes $20,000 Benedetto 7 string Jazz guitars...no effects and Raezor speakers with Clarion Power amps clean Jazz stuff here.....I have sat in with him a few times where he plays here in Philly every Fri night and there is not a Jazz stadard or Classic that he doesn't know he dares people at times to try and stump him...truley a master...Check out his web site and his cd "Burnning" Or "Live at Birdland"...www.jimmybruno.com
     
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    It all began about 8 months ago, when I heard my first Dream Theater song "The Glass Prison". I was hooked from there-on to DT, renounced all the bullshit I had been listening to (Metalcore etc :nuts: ) Really began the guitar. It inspired me to learn DT songs, even though I've only been weilding the guitar for a year, as well as pick up the mighty 7 string axe.
    Hail John Petrucci!!!
     
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    For me it was back in 1990(I think) when I walked into the music store and saw the UVMC and the UV7PWH right next to each other. They made all the other guitars look tiny. So I bought the UV7PWH on the spot. I didn't even know it was basically a "Vai" guitar. I just looked cooler. Then I saw a Suicidal Tendencies video (You Cant Bring Me Down) and Rocky George was playing the exact guitar I had. I felt so cool.

    Ahhhh...to be young again.
     
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    Vacant- buy "Awake." DT with Jordan Rudess is good, but DT with Kevin Moore is beyond words, and there's some SERIOUS seven string crunch on that disc. ;)

    -D
     
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    I've owned all DT albums since 3 weeks after my first listening to them -- and I know how to play Lie. No stranger :D
     
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    Lie is a kickass song. I always crank that one up in my car..
    Mirror is great also, leads nicly into it...
     
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    The first time I heard "The Mirror" on DT's Awake. I was cruising through the CD the first day I got it and was digging it, then the first riff came on and I was floored. I got my first seven string not long after.
     
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    I saw one in the shop picked it up and was instantly hooked. It was like I had been playing a 7 my whole life. No artist really influanced me into getting one
     
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    Originally it was a desire to get more range (I wanted to have a high A instead of a low B), but after hearing Nevermore in 2001, I figured the low B would be plenty cool. I still didn't get a 7-string until last year, though...heh
     
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    dude, your title is so badass \m/
     
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    I began tuning my 6-strings down to B back in the early to mid 90s. Bands like Carcass, Entombed, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel & Fear Factory exposed me to extreme tunings. Then I heard Korn in 94 & they were down in A!!! Well, I really began to miss my high E string, so I decided to check out 7-strings. The rest is history.
     
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    I always loved the sound of the low B on a 5-string bass, and wanted the same extended low range out of a guitar without sacrificing the chord voicings and high end. I also have fairly wide hands and long, thin fingers, so i tended to like guitars with wider necks anyway. The 7 is a perfect fit for me, physically and sonically.
     
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    Quite a few things actually. Mainly the DT Scene's From New York DVD, I just saw the extra string and wanted it. Also Vai didn't harm. I don't really try and emulate anyone with my 7 string playing though, I tend to try and come up with my own stuff for it. Also the bassist in my band uses a 5 string bass and writes riffs that he wants all of us to play, and it just sounds great the same riff being played in 3 different octaves (5 string bass, 7 string guitar, then an octave up on a 6 string guitar).

    I've also been getting into Meshuggah for the past 18 months, love it to bits, so they are helping a little.
     
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    Absolutly!.. Killer album no doubt..
     
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