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wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar aside from their no. of strings?



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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2007, 10:24:00 PM »
Added bass notes?
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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2007, 10:26:52 PM »
wider/thicker neck. heavier guitar (weight). longer scales. on some guitars, because of the added mass of the body, the sound becomes warmer.

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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2007, 10:43:39 PM »
1. an extra string
2. two different tunings at the same time (Standard B & Standard E) <--- not sure about this one though haha
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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2007, 10:51:32 PM »
some 7 string guitars dont have the low-b string. instead they have an extra high-e string. there's actually a 7-string acoustic guitar i think made by martin. it has an extra g (its concept was actually to emulate a 12 sting at certain points).

Added bass notes?


another difference? its harder to find replacement pickups for 7 stings here (not unless you order online or have one custom made).


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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2007, 10:52:54 PM »
mas challenging magsweep sa 7-string

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sige na nga mahirap magsweep sa 7-string!

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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2007, 11:33:04 PM »
some 7 string guitars dont have the low-b string. instead they have an extra high-e string. there's actually a 7-string acoustic guitar i think made by martin. it has an extra g (its concept was actually to emulate a 12 sting at certain points).

there was also this artist (forgot his name though) who'se 7-string guitar has an added a string after the high e. this 7-string guitar was made by fender.

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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2007, 11:39:11 PM »
some 7 string guitars dont have the low-b string. instead they have an extra high-e string. there's actually a 7-string acoustic guitar i think made by martin. it has an extra g (its concept was actually to emulate a 12 sting at certain points).

there was also this artist (forgot his name though) who'se 7-string guitar has an added a string after the high e. this 7-string guitar was made by fender.


hmm fender 7 strings. are those considered custom shops?

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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2007, 11:45:57 PM »
some 7 string guitars dont have the low-b string. instead they have an extra high-e string. there's actually a 7-string acoustic guitar i think made by martin. it has an extra g (its concept was actually to emulate a 12 sting at certain points).

there was also this artist (forgot his name though) who'se 7-string guitar has an added a string after the high e. this 7-string guitar was made by fender.


hmm fender 7 strings. are those considered custom shops?

dunno. i read that in a "guitar history" book at Powerbooks before. didn't buy it though, weird how the book did not feature ibanez guitars but featured the Despagni Jems.

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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2007, 11:49:33 PM »
uhhmmm... i think the number of strings.. and the tuning possibilities :-D

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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2007, 11:57:40 PM »
much deeper and darker sound. :-D

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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2007, 11:59:49 PM »
some 7 string guitars dont have the low-b string. instead they have an extra high-e string. there's actually a 7-string acoustic guitar i think made by martin. it has an extra g (its concept was actually to emulate a 12 sting at certain points).

there was also this artist (forgot his name though) who'se 7-string guitar has an added a string after the high e. this 7-string guitar was made by fender.


hmm fender 7 strings. are those considered custom shops?

dunno. i read that in a "guitar history" book at Powerbooks before. didn't buy it though, weird how the book did not feature ibanez guitars but featured the Despagni Jems.


no ibbys. thats new. ibanez became known also for the 7 string specifically the ibanez universe.

weird rin kase. everytime i see or hear of fender 7 strings, it seems to be a squier. its only today i heard about a 7 string fender. fender experts, please supply additional info  :-D

ito additional info on other 7 string guitars, specially the acoustic ones. it might not be that accurate but worth checking out as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_string_guitar

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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2007, 12:02:02 AM »
some 7 string guitars dont have the low-b string. instead they have an extra high-e string. there's actually a 7-string acoustic guitar i think made by martin. it has an extra g (its concept was actually to emulate a 12 sting at certain points).

there was also this artist (forgot his name though) who'se 7-string guitar has an added a string after the high e. this 7-string guitar was made by fender.


hmm fender 7 strings. are those considered custom shops?

dunno. i read that in a "guitar history" book at Powerbooks before. didn't buy it though, weird how the book did not feature ibanez guitars but featured the Despagni Jems.


no ibbys. thats new. ibanez became known also for the 7 string specifically the ibanez universe.

weird rin kase. everytime i see or hear of fender 7 strings, it seems to be a squier. its only today i heard about a 7 string fender. fender experts, please supply additional info  :-D

ito additional info on other 7 string guitars, specially the acoustic ones. it might not be that accurate but worth checking out as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_string_guitar

oh wait, maybe that was a squier.  :?

can't remember, read that book almost 4 years ago...

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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2007, 12:22:04 AM »
paging q bert  :-D
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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2007, 12:36:53 AM »
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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2007, 09:29:56 PM »
paging q bert  :-D

my god...  :-D

i remember those days at the music school forum....  :-D :-D :-D

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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2007, 09:32:21 PM »
:-D

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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2007, 12:47:03 PM »
OH I'M HERE!
WELL MR. SRV, I BROWSE MO NALANG UNG SA MUSIC SCHOOL. (GENRE FOR 7-STRING GUITAR) ACTUALLY IT WAS AN EYEOPENER FOR EVERYONE UNTIL THINGS GOT OUT OF HAND.

PERSONALLY I DON'T HATE THE 7'S.  SINABI KO LANG ANG MGA NA-EXPERIENCE KO SA GUITAR NA IYON AND MARAMI ANG NA-DISAPPOINT. AND THEY TOOK IT AGAINST ME PERSONALLY.
AND I'M IN GOOD FAITH ABOUT MY EVALUATION. 

IT'S OK TO BUY ONE IF YOU ALREADY OWN SOME GUITARS.
ANG POINT KO LANG, THIS GUITAR CAN NEVER BE YOUR MAIN GUITAR.

PEACE!

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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2007, 01:17:54 PM »
you got what you asked for :) wag mag-flame ha :)
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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2007, 02:17:53 PM »
oh my, it's my main guitar uh i mean it's my only electric guitar now. ahihihihihihihih about the difference sa 6 string - range siguro number 1.
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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2007, 03:01:16 PM »
additional possibilities and perhaps an elongated learning curve if not steeper. another guitar players main guitar is none of our business anyway  :-)
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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2007, 03:04:23 PM »
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IT'S OK TO BUY ONE IF YOU ALREADY OWN SOME GUITARS.
ANG POINT KO LANG, THIS GUITAR CAN NEVER BE QBERT'S MAIN GUITAR.

fixed this statement for everyone else  :roll:

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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2007, 03:07:50 PM »
maybe
E
A
D
G
B
E
D

tama ba?

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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2007, 11:28:28 PM »
maybe
E
A
D
G
B
E
D

tama ba?

actually, more of

B
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e

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Re: wat's the difference between 7-string guitar and 6 string guitar?
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2007, 11:56:50 PM »

the 6 string guitar vs. 7 string guitar is just like the debate between 4 string vs. 5 string bass...

i for one use to be be vehemently against the 5 string bass (eventhough i own one), since i think unless you tune down and play high note riffs, that low B string doesnt have a purpose.

currently, ive been playing bass for almost a year now (i stopped playing for 5 years or so) ... and im beginning to understand the purpose of the 5 string bass. chops-wise, you know, the part where you show case your technique like alternate picking and slap and pop, the 5 string isnt very effective for someone like me, cause of factors like: entry level yung 5 string bass ko and hindi ako comfortable sa string spacing nya kaya sabit lagi yung mga slap and pop lines ko.

cover song wise, hindi din effective ang 5 string bass saken because yung mga songs i cover dont need to use the lower registers.

but when it comes to original songs ... ive found a purpose for the 5 string... yung B string maganda pala sya i sabay sa open D ng mga dropped-D riffs ng guitar since yung attack sa string nya mas matapang kaya mas lumilitaw yung segregation ng riffs. mas may purpose yung 5 string in a band setting as opposed to playing by yourself.

so, taking my experience, ganun din masabi ko sa 7 string. totoo nga na mas marami kang hindi magawa sa 7 string compared sa 6 string, so you tend to be disappointed kasi hindi mo na magawa yung lightning arpeggio sweeps mo at the same quality and speed, and at the same time, yung mga songs na cover mo, hindi kailangan ng additional range, panggulo pa minsan kasi nasasagi mo yung extra string at sumasabit ka tuloy.

but think of it in a band setting ... paano kung mababa range ng singer nyo? ... instead of taking the song sa key of E, may option ka na i take ang song sa key of D, without using the dropped D tuning,  less hassle on stage, not to mention, mas may darker quality ang song kung nag bar chord ka using the 7th string as a root. or pwede din gumawa ka ng classical finger style picking using the lower octave dun sa B string.

or pwede rin kung sawa ka na sa traditional guitar solo, pwede mo taasan range ng instrument mo, and come up with a fresh sounding solo...

marami talagang possibilities ang 7 string in terms of it working in a band setting... kahit na cover songs nyo mga 6 string lang required... what if 2 guitarist kayo, yung isa naka 7 string and yung isa 6 string... then tugtog kayo ng "symphony of destruction" ... yung isa mag hold ng bar chords sa lower register ng 7 string... im sure magkarun ng ibang quality ang song nyo na hindi kayang gawin ng gadgets like octaver, since after all, iba talaga ang effect ng attack sa thicker strings.