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hello ppl. I'm just curious.

Is the size of a typical 6-string RG the same as a 7-string RG?
 

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Drew said:
identical.
oh cool! ok, since that they're identical, let say i have an RG with pickguard, an a cavity underneath.

if i do some routings on the neck pocket, to fit a 7-string neck, and also routings for the 7-string floyd-rose bridge, plus a new pickguard that fits 7-string humbuckers and singlecoil, ...then i'll have a 7 string, right?

but, considering the cost and time involved, i just might buy a new one LOL!
it's just me, n all this ridiculous ideas of mine :p
 

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you could do that i guess ;)

ive always wondered something quite similar.. but the other way round.

ok, i'm buying a £550 Prestige 6 string RG, but i also want a 7 string guitar...

could i spend that £550 on a 7 String Prestige RG (or add a little more if necesarry) and then if i feel like playing just a 6 string remove the low B ?

or would that mess with the trem?

sorry for hijack :p
 

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aj_foes said:
oh cool! ok, since that they're identical, let say i have an RG with pickguard, an a cavity underneath.

if i do some routings on the neck pocket, to fit a 7-string neck, and also routings for the 7-string floyd-rose bridge, plus a new pickguard that fits 7-string humbuckers and singlecoil, ...then i'll have a 7 string, right?

but, considering the cost and time involved, i just might buy a new one LOL!
it's just me, n all this ridiculous ideas of mine :p
I think you're biggest problem would be that you would have to move the trem post anchors to fit the wider trem (ie, remove them, fill the holes and re-drill which could be awkward). If it were a six string fixed bridge model body then I think it would be easy to rout the body for a 7 string neck, pickups and trem. The body shapes are pretty much identical - I've had an RG7 body sat on top of an RG6 body and they are the same apart from a slight change in shape around the edges of the neck pocket - not enough to worry about IMO.
 

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yup, you'd have to retune. pretty inconvenient.

plus, you could have some problems if you need to fret the low E string with your thumb or whatnot, i guess.

but i think it's pretty awkward to actually play the 7-string as a 6-string, with the low B string absent, because of the neck width, don't you think?
 

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SidewinderINC said:
you could do that i guess ;)

ive always wondered something quite similar.. but the other way round.

ok, i'm buying a £550 Prestige 6 string RG, but i also want a 7 string guitar...

could i spend that £550 on a 7 String Prestige RG (or add a little more if necesarry) and then if i feel like playing just a 6 string remove the low B ?

or would that mess with the trem?

sorry for hijack :p
just get a 7, then u can just ignore the low B when its not needed!!
 
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