Options for non-metal 7 string?

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  1. CORBS

    CORBS Member

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    Greetings all,

    I'm looking for a 7 string guitar that does not have super high output humbuckers or emgs, that does not look like some sort of alien weapon, and that has a pickup in the neck position. I dont shred, I want a fat neck, and i would prefer wider string spacing. I also dont want to spend 1000$.

    Can you guys recommend something that is closer to these reqs?

    Thank you very much.
     
  2. budda

    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    Used original schecter C7 blackjack fits that description.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Agile got you.

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    fps Kit

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    This is such a cool guitar, but my brain moyved seven different directions looking at it, I doubt I could play anything on it!
     
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    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    Epiphone has made a few different LP7s. There are Squire Strat VIIs out there. Charvel made a Tele-ish thing with a Tele headstock. A lot of Schecters aren’t all that pointy, and some of them have pretty large necks. The Agiles are nice.
     
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  6. Turgon

    Turgon SS.org Regular

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    Old Schecters in general have very hefty necks. With the aforementioned Squire VII you also have a decent amount of neck in your hands. Those would be my first recommendations!
     
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    PRS SVN. To me, it doesn't really have a metal look, even if it can do metal. Looks a little more classy.
     
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    elkoki SS.org Regular

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    Triple-J the Experimetalist

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    You can't go wrong with the original Schecter Blackjack, C7-Classic or C7-Custom I'd also recommend the PRS SVN models too.
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire

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    PRS SVN for something that doesn't look metal
     
  11. CORBS

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    Thanks all the svn is my main winner right now. Used for 500$ out there. Does anyone here own the agile telecaster?
     
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    is the neck of the svn this fat?
     
  13. AkiraSpectrum

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    Yeah, I wouldn't call the PRS SVN's neck 'fat' at all. I thought it was maybe medium-thin.

    Most 7-strings in recent years have thin to medium-thin size necks, in my experience.
     
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    Based on this thread I just purchased a 1999 Schecter C7. Bolt on neck, old style headstock. Well within my budget. Thanks for all the info!
     
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    I like my Ibanez RG752. If by "metal" you also mean "pointy", then it'll be a no. And most of them ship with an ibby trem of some description.

    However, the PAF Pro pups are pretty low output and suit playing styles of various bands i play with - none of them are anywhere near metal, so I have to keep that for home for now :(

    And, as always, second-hand Prestige will see you inside your budget:yesway:
     
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    Schecter Banshee 7 extreme, bridge humbucker is split coil, so can do harder styles and also strat cleans. UK price is around £450

     
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    couverdure No Gear Day

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    A 7-string Eclipse might suit you perhaps. This model costs a hundred above $1k so you might need to save up a bit more.
     
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    DCGL has this one-off Schecter HM-7 prototype that doesn't look too pointy and is $699. Not sure about the neck though - hard to tell shape and thickness. You can always call and ask.

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