Re: 7 String Questions
I got that 7 string bug a while back and bought one too... A bit cheaper, I bought an RG7421PB because I wasn't sure if I would get along with it. They can be found used very cheap on ebay or reverb, etc.
I still try to play it, just to give some honest effort, but it still feels very foreign in my hands. Over the weekend I tried playing it a bit, trying to play a song that has limited 7 string (tuned to drop A) rhythm in it. I've been playing it on a 6 string which works ok (key of Cm), but wanted to get that "proper" rhythm sound. Still very difficult physically, but feeling better the more I try it. Just not too comfortable and having trouble dialing in a good sound on that low string, even with an EQ which helps a lot. Kind of wish I had held out for a better one... as it may be the cheap pickups or funky poplar burl top that makes it sound dull. Makes a big difference how you structure chords on the low end too. I can't do longer than 25.5 scale guitars, but maybe the longer scale would help the flubby sound of that lower string?