Paul Reed Smith 7 Strings!

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  1. In Absentia

    In Absentia New Member

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    I have been wanting one for about ten years now.
     
  2. themike

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    Wow first post is in the 7 string thread? Welcome my friend, we've been waiting for you :lol:
     
  3. In Absentia

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    Thank you, sir! I have looked for custom builders to do something similar, but nothing beats the PRS DC shape for me. Of course, I would kill to have a SC as well. :D
     
  4. themike

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    Thank you, sir! I have looked for custom builders to do something similar, but nothing beats the PRS DC shape for me. Of course, I would kill to have a SC as well. :D[/quote:3hk6l8my]

    For sure - I would be set with 1 DC and 1 SC in 7 string configuration. If something changed and I was going on tour, I would double that :twisted: :lol:
     
  5. Antroid

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    Too bad I don't see a 7-string lefty coming up any time soon... :shock:
     
  6. slowro

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    I shall scour my hard drive if there any pics not posted already

    I'm glad this thread was reborn from BAM :lol:

    I got to hear Emil's 7 string last night's online lesson
    I had GAS :lol:
     
  7. themike

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    I need a 7 string, and I only play PRS. This is becoming an issue :cry: :lol:
     
  8. VHTStark

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    Haha it is funny but this is true for me as well. Besides an old late 70's LP custom I have for sentimental reasons, ALL of my 6 strings are PRS. It sucks because the band I am currently in is writing more music in"B" so I have been forced to use my ESP more. Every single time I pick it up I say to myself,"Wish this was a PRS 7!" With the way my 6's look, play, sound and feel....I just KNOW a PRS 7 would become a favourite in the guitar stable!
     
  9. themike

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    Amen! I have a feeling that A LOT of people feel this way. Hell, it's the main reason I haven't picked up a serious 7 myself yet - Ive been waiting for our time :)
     
  10. themike

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    "Soundcheck at Sunday`s show. This is the 7-string I used on all the Metal Clone X stuff. PRS is making a new 7 string for me right now, a 7 string with PRS quality is gonna be out of this world..." - Marty Friedman
     
  11. jcha008

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    Freaking awesome. Marty Friedman has been my favorite guitar player since the Megadeth-Rust in Peace days. It was cool when he started playing PRS a few years ago. To see him rocking a PRS 7 should be epic!
     
  12. sleary

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    I haven't matters six strings yet lol

    Would be nice to see a cu24 with a7 string option...
     
  13. 22Top

    22Top perfectly cromulent

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    Would a 7 string satisfy my desire for a baritone? I've been doing some reading across the web, and it seems like the main problem is the scale length. I'm wondering what a 25" low B sounds like compared to a 27.7" low B. I'm looking to play cleaner sounds, think Steve Earle's "Even When I'm Blue", up to the bari-tones found on Grissom's last album. I don't know if the Mushok SE, would make that sound cleanly, or if the shorter scale length on these SE 7 strings would be able to reproduce sounds in that territory?
     
  14. DRM_777

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    If it's a toss up between a 7 String and a Baritone (of which I've owned) I'd go for the 7 String every time these days, simply because in my opinion, the 7 string is more versatile in terms of the regular shapes you play while still having that extended low range. With the Baritone in it's most common B Standard tuning, you are locked into playing all your standard shapes 3 whole steps down.

    Essentially the function of a longer scale length allows the guitarist to string with heavy strings, but tune them down in pitch and still have the right amount of string tension where as on a regular scale length, if you were to put the same strings on, the strings would be all flappy. Of course it works the opposite way too as if you put on lighter string, the higher in pitch you tune them, they will have more tension than if they were tuned to the same pitch on a regular scale length.

    Because a longer scale length guitar will have more tension when tuned to the same pitch as a regular scale length, that string will have more snap to it and that is where you might to see a variable in tone.

    But you really have to take into account the gauge of string you are using in regards to the overall tone.

    Baritones generally use a much lower gauge of string across all 6 strings like 72, 56, 44, 30, 18, 13 and the extended scale length allows them to have a similar tension as if you were playing a regular scale guitar at Standard tuning with a regular set of strings.

    And so because a 7 String Regular would be strung something like 56, 46, 36, 26, 17, 13, 10 the tension and tone of the low B string despite the shorter scale length is actually still going to be comparable to that of the low B on a Baritone with it's extended scale length.

    It's all about balance really.....

    The best advice I can really give is simply to give both a Baritone and 7 String a try and decide for yourself.....
     
  15. billx

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    Help

    Where can you get this exact guitar? the glossy black 7 string PRS
     
  16. Blackbird

    Blackbird Pincher of Harmonics

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    This relates to something I've been confused about. I've played a lot of songs 2 steps down on a regular six string, of course it's a pain to find the right string tension and balance to keep it in tune. If I went to a baritone and tuned it to the same tuning, wouldn't all of the notes be fretted in the same locations as they were with the regular six string? With a 7 string, I would have to actually change up fingering patterns to acheive the same notes, i.e. physically the riff would be played differently?
     
  17. VHTStark

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    Unless you luck out and nab an "artist relations" 7 string....and there aren't many....any Maryland made 7 string would have to be a private stock commission; even a plain black one ;)
     
  18. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    I sold the last of my 7's and 8's last year. I occasionally miss them and wonder about PRS replacements but ultimately I think I am happier with my 6's.
     
  19. Texas_minor_blues

    Texas_minor_blues Rosewood or Bust

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    PRS 7 String in action
    PRS should have used this for their demo :)
     
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  20. eelblack2

    eelblack2 7 Strings

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    Lots of SE 7 string options nowadays, but still no production American 7. Maybe they would consider, even a 10-off run with a specialist retailer, or anything other than Private Stock at this point? I have gone to the PS well twice now, but sheesh, so hard on the wallet to own a few.
     
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