Re: Using 6 string Ibanez RG as a 7 string?
There's nothing condescending about your post, my friend. I guess it's different for all of us, but speaking for myself and a few people I know who bought 7's didn't have an easy time making the switch. At first it was easier than I thought, but a little while later I realized it's actually harder to play along with something I'd normally play on a 6-string without really testing my brain. Maybe I just need more time, but it's been a few months already and I'm still having trouble. On the other hand, having played a 6 for about 28 years now I can't expect to adapt overnight.
7-string is a lot of fun, though. I had a great time working out all the songs I have listened to for years but was never able to play along to. Much of the Planet X material was written on a 7, plus the OTV album "Serious Young Insects" are all a blast to jam to. I'm not sure if you're familiar with those bands, but if not, check 'em out! They are awesome. Very difficult to learn, though.