Paul Reed Smith 7 Strings!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by themike, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    Yeah, I would love it if they did a limited run of American sevens. Even mix it up a bit -- 22 frets and 24 frets; singlecut and doublecuts; 25.5 inch scale and 25 inch scale, maple necks as well as hog...
     
  2. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    Do people like singlecut sevens? They look a little off-balance to me. Not sure why - I like the SC shape, but it just seems like the seven doesn't really suit that shape.
     
  3. Dusty Chalk

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    Never thought about the way it looks, but ever since I heard that a singlecut is done that way for stability, I've come to prefer them, at least psychologocally (I still have a buttload of doublecuts, though, don't think I'll ever not want a doublecut). I mean, that's why Tosin Abasi's signature 9-string looks the way it does...
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  4. Reactorcritical

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    For anyone interested, Mark and Myles (Alter Bridge) have stated that they used a 7-string guitar on a track titled "Show Me A Leader" on their upcoming album The Last Hero.

    Makes me wonder what kind of 7-string. I would assume PRS since that's pretty much all they play on tour. But they could have used something else in the studio, idk. Maybe Mark has a new 7-string prototype?
     
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  5. eelblack2

    eelblack2 7 Strings

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    Testing to see if forum will let me post a few pic links yet. Waiting on next PS in queue. (Also a 7 in charcoal.)

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  6. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    Given my poor technique, it just feels like I'd have trouble in the upper ranges on that. Although I'm guessing there's little to no neck heel.
     
  7. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    See, I don't get that. Why would the upper bout interfere with you at all, your hand's on the underside. And you're going to have just as much heel -- if not more -- on a doublecut of ... similar? No...equivalent? No...of corresponding build.

    I mean, think about it -- why would the heel be any different? If anything, it has to compensate for the missing stability provided by the upper bout, and therefore be "more" somehow.
     
  8. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    You are my hero. Can we be friends?

    Deets, please -- what'd you get as pups? Scale length? Neck and body woods? If I hadn't just bought an AC30, I'd be buying a couple more sets of pups to try out -- I'm totally smitten with the Benedetto B-7s for that acoustic-electric sound, but want something with a little more 'bright' and 'chime' and 'twang' and whatnot, going to go completely overboard and try D-Activators next.
     
  9. eelblack2

    eelblack2 7 Strings

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    [​IMG]

    There is the rear. Maple neck, just a tad flamey, ebony board, mahogany body, quilt top. Bare Knuckles for all my pickup needs. I have pretty much their entire line across a bunch of 7 strings. Pretty much a custom 24 made into a 7 with Private Stock flair.

    Separately, I agree completely about the single cut. If you have spent a reasonable amount of time around any SC/LP type, 6 or 7, it's easy peasy to play, even way up high. Just keep that thumb in center.
     
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  10. Dusty Chalk

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    Okay, we can't be friends, I idolize you too much. I would have trouble making up my mind, so would have to get them all, but I haven't even started yet. Have you tried the HSP90s yet? That's what I was going to start with.
     
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  11. eelblack2

    eelblack2 7 Strings

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    They are absolutely fantastic. You can't go wrong. One in the neck and a regular bucker of choice in the bridge = all the options and love in the world.

    Here is a LOL from two pickups orders ago.

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  12. Dusty Chalk

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    Oh my. (wipes tear from eye)
    That is magnificent.
    Lollers.
    I'm going to have to report that picture as porn...
     
  13. eelblack2

    eelblack2 7 Strings

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    Apologies for any retinal damage. Dr. changed my meds...I was a little too heavy into Eat 'Em and Smile....things got Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
     
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  14. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Looks like a snapshot of my footwear! Awesome color choices for p/u's!
     
  15. alantig

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    I meant less heel on a design like the 9-string - but I'm assuming that the body and neck attach all through that extra area and that it's the same thickness as the rest of the body.

    And to be honest, I'm not sure where my hand is when I get to those upper areas - I feel like my thumb is up around the bass side, but I really don't know.
     
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  16. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    There are some duplicate colors in there...you need more guitars in the other colors of the rainbow to complete the spectrum...:p
     
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  17. jimistephen

    jimistephen New Member

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    Just pointing it out these are still 8 string, not 9.

    Given the look of the heal from his blue one next to the PRS they just sent him, yes you can see how much smaller the heal is.

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  18. Viper_Rising

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    Absolutely! That would be awesome.
     
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  19. Dusty Chalk

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    No worries -- I get pretty sloppy with my thumb up there, it's all over the place. You know it's bad when my guitar teacher says, "stop stop stop" and reaches over to take my thumb off the neck, because it's touching the high E string, and he can't bare to watch such bad technique. (And yes, I've been spending a lot of time up there recently with my arrangement of "Computer Love" -- I'm starting by playing everything in the right key and octave.)
     
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  20. chucke

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    I like things simple. 6 strings, 22 frets and wrap around tailpiece. I am out. LOL.

    On the other hand my brother is in. Go for it!
     

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