Yeah, I'm a fan of 7 string guitars.

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  1. Black Coffee

    Black Coffee Member

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    I have a mid-90's Ibanez MIJ. It's not a Universe or Jem, or one of those funky Steve Vai models with the grip cutout - which I think is totally ridiculous. It's just a run of the mill RG.

    I love playing it.

    Do I fully utilize that extra string to create complex, rich, exotic melodies and chords only capable by said guitar and its extended scale possibilities?

    No.

    I chug on the Low B.
     
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    Ha.

    It is the most comfortable playing guitar I own.

    Any opinions on MIJ RG quality?
     
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    I don't have a 7 but would love to get one in the future. I like the chug on the lower string as well. MIJ RG's are like war-horses. I had a 6 string as my main guitar for about 10 years and i put it through hell.

    I was getting out of my car, and i slung the gig bag over my shoulder. At least i thought i did, and the bag went flying. It landed on the sidewalk, standing straight up, before it fell backward. It hit so hard that the floyd came off the mounting posts. Didn't have any issues when i put it back together. Great guitars.
     
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    I had a couple of late 90s Ibanez RG7620s for a while. Those guitars were awesome. The thicker necks and bigger bodies made them thicker-sounding and more stable than the 6-string versions. I liked them so much that I played them even when I didn't need the 7th string.
     
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    I have these.

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    I love my Ibanez 7 string guitars.
    I have a Universe, a K7, and a Prestige 1527.
    They sound fantastic, and play as well as guitar I've ever played in
    35 years of being a guitar player.
    Exceptionally well put together compared to the new Indonesian Ibanez guitars.
    (I'll make an exception to that statement for my M80M!)
     
  9. TeleBlack

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    7 string fretless bass? I'd have so much fun, but I'd be SO out of tune.
     
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    I used it a lot in my last band. It can be a fun bass to play. The neck width makes it a little cumbersome to play for a few hours at a time and it gets hard to mute all the strings.
     
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    uh who made that bass?
     
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    Cliff Bordwell of CB Basses. It's also 32" scale, which makes it a little less work. Still a bit wide for my mitts. He's currently building me a 34" scale headless fretless 6.
     
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    The quality is great. At least as good as any other factory-made guitar of that style.
     
  14. Black Coffee

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    Wow.

    They do indeed seem sturdy.

    The only problem I have with mine is that the treble side of the neck seems to have a little "twist" to it. The bass side is straight. I wonder if the tension of the bass side is warping the neck slightly?

    Maybe it's just my perception - could be the frets are uneven and creating an illusion?
     
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    The guy who did the re-fin on that is somewhat local to me. Seems to do pretty decent work, too, based on what I've seen on his facebook page (Livewire guitars, fwiw). But it sounds like he may have bitten off a bit more than he can chew lately, according to that Carvin BBS thread, anyways.

    [edit] P.S. here's my 7-stringer, an Agile Septor-something-or-another... fun guitar:

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    I didn't care for the typical Ibanez neck profile on 6 strings, but on the 7 string Ibanez i had, it felt very comfortable. I hope to get a 7 this year, and while i'll definitely be considering Ibanez as one of the contenders, those strandberg Boden OS sevens are calling to me...
     
  17. Black Coffee

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    Those look pretty, pretty nice.

    I really like the Music Man John Petrucci 7 strings for that price though.:drool

    Any experience with those?
     
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    LOLOLOL, that was good!
     
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    No, my only experience with a 7 was the Ibanez i mentioned.
    Lots of guys over on sevenstring.org like the JP's though.
     
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    Just finished rewiring and putting a new bridge on my 7 last night. For the price, I love my Ltd H-207[​IMG]
     

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