Re: Is the 7-string community getting smaller again?
Yeah, it's seems to have mellowed out some. Some follow trends others wait for their favorite musician to start playing one. Personally I am totally committed to the use of the 7 string. The only 6 string that even interest me is the Jem7VWH. I'm not sure that the 7 string will ever become mainstream. For me that's cool,,, I kind of like it the way it is. Just so long as Ibanez doesn't stop making them. However I think if they did I would have to go Custom, LGM or Conklin.
I really think that 7 strings scare off some people especially new players. I often hear people say "whoa,,7 strings,, that must be complicated". Hard core 6 stringers are often content with just tuning to C or what ever the need to get the beef.