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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-22-2008, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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questions about universes in general

heres a few things that are prevalent to my questions. i'm looking into a guitar for heavy metal playing. i currentlly have six string guitars with d tuning, would like to go lower but switching to guages higher than 10's.... on a reg six for the strings never cared for all the added tension from the higher guage strings.
ive never played a 7 string nor can i get access to one.

-would a 7 string be a good alternative with the added b string for lower tones for rythem playing.
-does the b string sound muddy?
-with the lower b string, what wood and pick-up config lend to a good heavy metal sound without sounding like the guitar is drowning? my fav six string has a korina body with a dimarzio d-activator in the bridge. would this config be approperiate or is a brighter wood recommended for a 7?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-23-2008, 05:53 AM
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Re: questions about universes in general

Top keep my UV777BK's low B string from getting muddy I have a 56 on it.

Low tones are the thing for 7's

Not sure on wood thou.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-23-2008, 06:11 AM
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Re: questions about universes in general

You have to be careful with your amp setting, but I have 2 UVs neither of which sound muddy. As for wood choice, not a lot of options with a UV! They are basswood.
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