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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerpc View Post
    Maybe it's seven strings, just not all on the same guitar.... hehehe

    Actually, I'm eager to see the 7 string demo to get a better sense of how the extra string adds to the mix.
    Yeah man, I encourage everyone to play it. I mean I dont know if I conveyed it on this new board, but when I started the initial thread on BAM back in the day I said that I am not even a sevenstring player really - I just knew the market very well and was upset to see people paying LARGE amounts of money to these private luthiers and overseas companies for 7 strings that when you asked them a majority of them would say "oh id prefer a PRS 7, but they don't have one". So that really was what started the whole thing as I love nothing more than people becoming part of the PRS family. The company rules for more reasons than I can explain and everyone knows it
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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerpc View Post
    Maybe it's seven strings, just not all on the same guitar.... hehehe

    Actually, I'm eager to see the 7 string demo to get a better sense of how the extra string adds to the mix.
    Steve Vai started toying around with 7-strings in the eighties. The first configuration that he used added a high-A string to a standard-tuned 6-string (EADGBEA), but Steve kept breaking the high-A. He finally settled on a low-B string (BEADGBE). Korn is usually the band that receives credit for popularizing the 7-string. They were one of the bands that pioneered the "how low can I go" movement that is a staple of modern heavy guitar. The advantage of using a 7-string over a drop-tuned 6-string is that it retains all of the standard-tuned guitar chord voicings and scale patterns if one ignores the low-B while expanding the range of the instrument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    That's a typo Mike, it should read "SE Custom 24 5-string demonstration". I think 5 strings models are really going to catch on!
    Awesome! PRS banjos!

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    7 string = Themike Signature Model

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    7 string = Themike Signature Model
    Does that mean I get artist cost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    7 string = Themike Signature Model
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    Quote Originally Posted by Em7 View Post
    Steve Vai started toying around with 7-strings in the eighties. The first configuration that he used added a high-A string to a standard-tuned 6-string (EADGBEA), but Steve kept breaking the high-A. He finally settled on a low-B string (BEADGBE). Korn is usually the band that receives credit for popularizing the 7-string. They were one of the bands that pioneered the "how low can I go" movement that is a staple of modern heavy guitar. The advantage of using a 7-string over a drop-tuned 6-string is that it retains all of the standard-tuned guitar chord voicings and scale patterns if one ignores the low-B while expanding the range of the instrument.
    I tried a few 7 strings guitars but the low B always made me confuse. So I got a Se Mike Mushok baritone and it's more my thing, but it's been more then 10 years since I tried those 7 strings. I will give it another shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    7 string = Themike Signature Model
    Mike's Sig model won't be a SE, sure will have a Private Special run

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    Quote Originally Posted by Em7 View Post
    The advantage of using a 7-string over a drop-tuned 6-string is that it retains all of the standard-tuned guitar chord voicings and scale patterns if one ignores the low-B while expanding the range of the instrument.
    Same applies to 5-string bass. It was incredibly difficult for me to make the transition to a 5-string in the early 90's. That is to say, I struggled to get back to a place when I could play my bass without constantly focusing on where I was. To this day, I won't pick up and play a 4-string for fear of regressing.

    Ironically, I don't think it will be as hard for me to alternate between 6 and 7 string guitar. But I'm going to find out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans View Post
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    What's that guy behind him doing?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans View Post
    Same applies to 5-string bass. It was incredibly difficult for me to make the transition to a 5-string in the early 90's. That is to say, I struggled to get back to a place when I could play my bass without constantly focusing on where I was. To this day, I won't pick up and play a 4-string for fear of regressing.

    The only reason I still have a 5 string Bass............................. Hansomatic!
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    7 strings? .... I have way too much trouble with 6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    That's a typo Mike, it should read "SE Custom 24 5-string demonstration". I think 5 strings models are really going to catch on!
    That's kinda retro... Every oldshool punk guitarist is playing the 5-string. Actually the peak of every punkrock show is the moment of turning the 6-string into a 5-string.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilerty View Post
    7 strings? .... I have way too much trouble with 6.
    It's like this - take 7-string, tune it to Drop-A, plug it into a bass amplifier (via a killer distortion like Electro Harmonix Metal Muff) and you won't have trouble with ANYTHING EVER =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albrecht Smuten View Post
    It's like this - take 7-string, tune it to Drop-A, plug it into a bass amplifier (via a killer distortion like Electro Harmonix Metal Muff) and you won't have trouble with ANYTHING EVER =D
    Drop A is nothing - I think you need to try Drop E haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albrecht Smuten View Post
    It's like this - take 7-string, tune it to Drop-A, plug it into a bass amplifier (via a killer distortion like Electro Harmonix Metal Muff) and you won't have trouble with ANYTHING EVER =D
    I'm running my baritone through a vintage B-15... 2 and 1/2 steps down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by themike View Post
    Drop A is nothing - I think you need to try Drop E haha
    No... NO! That's CRAZY! haha

    Actually, with the help of Morpheus DropTune pedal, I can drop the whole thing pretty much wherever I want... (on top of my feet for example)


    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    I'm running my baritone through a vintage B-15... 2 and 1/2 steps down.
    Super awesome! All the strings tuned down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gear_freak View Post
    This is going to be great! Grissom and Termonti on the same night. Woohoo. Maybe this year I'll make it to the amp room. Totally missed out last year.
    I don't see Tremonti on the schedule? How did I miss that?

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    Tremonti is going to be on That Metal Show Saturday on VH1 classic.

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