Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
The Second Coming of the Mighty 7?
Ok, I think we're almost there, I think we're almost to the point where 7-strings are coming back. There are many many bands out there that are slowly gaining popularity that are using 7-strings. For example:
Meshuggah (yes, they use 8-strings too, but they still use their 7s)
Dream Theater (I've seen a lot of talk about how great SDOIT is)
Pain (check out the song "Shut Your Mouth", especially the video, it's hilarious)
Korn (on tour now, and Untouchables still doing reasonably well)
Linkin Park (working on their new album as we speak, yes, Brad's mostly into his PRS 6-ers, but I'm almost sure he'll whip out the Ibanez 7 a few times on this album too)
Orgy (ok, the band is basically dead, but Ryan Schuck just got a new signature 7-string from Yamaha, and Amir got himself a 6-string sig model there too, maybe there's something about to happen for them...like a new album)
And many others, almost every day I see a new guitarist playing a 7-string on TV or the net. Canadians out there should watch Much Loud (the show) on Much Music and I guarantee there'll be at least one 7-stringer in there every week.