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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2007, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Which 7 string?

I thought I'd throw myself on the collective knowledge of Jemsite.

I'm looking to pick up a 7 string guitar. I have played an Ibanez 7 before, it's been a loooooong time, but I've owned several Ibanez guitars and recently picked up an RG550 20th, which I'm falling in love with all over again.

So I notice that there's a bunch of different models to choose from as far as Ibanez goes, but specs only tell you so much.

What would y'all suggest as a "first" 7 string? I don't mind shelling out for a higher-priced guitar, but as always cost is a bit of a concern.

I'm also a HUGE fan of maple fingerboards. I notice that other than one lonely Universe, there's not a lot of maple boards on 7s.

So... suggestions??

TIA

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2007, 01:32 PM
 
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Re: Which 7 string?

Schecter's new Jeff Loomis signature guitar has a maple fretboard and is under $1000 (I think the street price is $899).
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-24-2007, 09:16 AM
 
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Re: Which 7 string?

Any of the schecter 7's are worth a look, but the necks are slightly thicker than ibanez, so try before you buy.

A used 7620 or 7420 would also be a good bet.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-26-2007, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Which 7 string?

Jeff Loomis...never heard of the guy, but his sig looks like a [email protected] guitar, have to check that out for sure.

7420, 7620...check those out too!

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-26-2007, 03:12 PM
 
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Re: Which 7 string?

Jeff Loomis plays guitar in the band Nevermore, an awesome band.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-30-2007, 04:21 PM
 
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Re: Which 7 string?

I've got a Carvin 7 with a maple fingerboard.
Very nice playing 7.
The Loomis is also a pretty kick ass guitar.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-30-2007, 08:01 PM
 
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Re: Which 7 string?

If you can find a UV7PWH or for that matter any universe grab that. They are the best 7s ever made.

Well if that doesnt work out - get an RG7620 which happens to be the next best thing due to the same lo-pro bridge.
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