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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 01-16-2007, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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..****. Not to me, my friend says they are for phags and for Korn fans. I think his statement somewhat a dumbass thing to say. It all started when I talked to him at school, about getting a new guitar. I was thinking of getting a 7-string and told him, then thats when he made his statement. There are plenty of musicians who used 7s, Vai,Satch, Petrucci just to name a few. I thought i need to express some of my anger, but meh, all he listens to his Metallica and does what ever Kirk Hammett Does.
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Are you in the 5th grade? I mean if you are, thats cool and all, but that is about the level your friend is on.
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I hear ya man
I was telling this "show off" kid back in high school that I was thinking about getting a Ibanez 7 string, he looked at me and laughed, then he said "why get a guitar with 7 strings if you can't even play one with 6?"
that guy was a metallica mark too...
in the end, I got the 7 string, played the hell out of it , lost my job and had to sell it to a fellow Jemsite user.
I can't say I want one now, I got so used to 6 strings...
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Hahaha


Vai using a 7 string. That's a laugh
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I stopped listening to my freinds opinions alooonng time ago. Why the hell would you get worked up over a statement that is that ignorant.
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..****. Not to me, my friend says they are for phags and for Korn fans. I think his statement somewhat a dumbass thing to say. It all started when I talked to him at school, about getting a new guitar. I was thinking of getting a 7-string and told him, then thats when he made his statement. There are plenty of musicians who used 7s, Vai,Satch, Petrucci just to name a few. I thought i need to express some of my anger, but meh, all he listens to his Metallica and does what ever Kirk Hammett Does.
Tell that fool to go listen to Planet X.
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That's what friends are for: making you feel cooler and smarter.
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Good for your friend. I'm sure that opinion will most certainly make him a more enlightened and talented musician.
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Your friend listens to Metallica eh? Ask him if he knows who Kirk Hammett's old teacher was. When he tells you he doesn't know, tell him who it was, and, if he knows, then tell him to listen to Joe Satriani's "Is There Love In Space" album.

Personally, I see a use for a 7 string guitar but it's limited unless you're trying to write songs specifically for a 7 string guitar. Most of the stuff people write these days sounds pretty good on a 6 string but, then again, you got bands like korn that play 7 strings everyday and that's their trademark. On the other side of the coin, you got guys like Steve Vai and Joe Satriani who can play a 7 string guitar but, do not use a 7 string guitar as their main instrument.

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Thinking a 7 is for nothing more than mindless chug is just plain silly. If you are a painter would you rather have 6 colors on your palette or 7? For some Im sure 6 is fine, but there will always be those that wouldnt mind the extra option.

I play 7's almost exclusively now and I cant remember the last time I played a "chug chug" song. I use the seventh string to extend scales, arps, and heaven forbid, chords with an actual Major or minor 3rd in them.
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What I still don't get is that some people don't seem to get that in standard tuning there are only five more notes on a seventring (B, C, C#, D, D# then it's back to good old E). So it's not necessarily the added notes that make me personnaly use a my UV so much but (i) I love/much prefer wider necks and (ii) the way you can finger licks are interesting when compared to a six string, although you defintaly are playing notes that can be found on a six string for the most part, at least for me that's how I play my sevenstring Makes it also interesting forr chord enrichments and not necessarily death metal chords, lol.
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post #12 of 46 (permalink) Old 01-16-2007, 02:22 PM
 
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.........like a 6 string but with one more string
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.........like a 6 string but with one more string
Weirdly enough, I definitaly see it as a seven string and not six string with one more string, if that makes any sense
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The bloody six-string guitars are missing a string.
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Your friend listens to Metallica eh? Ask him if he knows who Kirk Hammett's old teacher was. When he tells you he doesn't know, tell him who it was, and, if he knows, then tell him to listen to Joe Satriani's "Is There Love In Space" album.

Personally, I see a use for a 7 string guitar but it's limited unless you're trying to write songs specifically for a 7 string guitar. Most of the stuff people write these days sounds pretty good on a 6 string but, then again, you got bands like korn that play 7 strings everyday and that's their trademark. On the other side of the coin, you got guys like Steve Vai and Joe Satriani who can play a 7 string guitar but, do not use a 7 string guitar as their main instrument.

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Talking about korn in the same paragraph with Satriani and Vai is VERY wrong!!! you are being very disrespectfull to Joe and Steve!!
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