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2. Seven Heaven

Who needs seven strings? Aren’t 7-string guitars for shred-heads who just want more notes to widdle? For 6-string purists, that extra string spells self-indulgent doom. But there are plenty out there who know that there’s much more to 7-string playing than empty showmanship.

For bands like Korn and Limp Bizkit, the deep B string has unleashed new levels of power and depth, almost literally adding greater weight to their heavy sound. Even for Steve Vai, whose stratospheric virtuosity does not dim his raw rock sensibilities, the extra string is used to create a bigger, more menacing sound in pieces like ‘The Audience Is Listening’ and ‘Touching Tongues’.

picture: Hansi Tietgen

Steve Vai - pioneer of the 7th string

Of course, you don’t have to have seven strings to get this kind of depth. Many guitarists simply tune down the bottom string of a conventional guitar, or indeed, tune the whole thing down a tone. But this changes the essential feel of the instrument and compromises the response of the strings, which are designed for tighter winding. Using higher gauge strings can help to overcome this problem, but still compromises the fluidity of the instrument’s response. In other words, the guitar is simply harder to play.

With a seventh string tuned lower, and using a string designed for the purpose, you can retain all the playability and response of a conventional guitar, and still have the low growl and punch you want when you need it. This is where the 7-string electric has found its niche, and where players like Head and Munky of Korn, John Petrucci and George Lynch have helped to create a new approach to rock guitar playing.

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7 String Guitars översikt

Yamaha P-125 BK Boss GT-1000 Line6 Power Cab Reloop RP 4000 MK2 Yamaha L-125 BK Alto TS 315 XVive Wireless System U2 Red Aston Microphones SwiftShield Flyht Pro Rack Drawer 19" 3U 28 cm lock Marshall Origin 50H Head LD Systems U518 BPH2 Aston Microphones Shield
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Yamaha P-125 BK

Stage Piano Graded Hammer Standard Keyboard (GHS) with 88 weighted keys, Pure CF Sound Engine, 24 Tones, Max. Polyphony: 192 votes, Dual, split and duo function, Two-track recording (one song), 20 Rhythms (drums + bass), Intelligent Acoustic Control, 21...

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555 €
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Boss GT-1000

Multi effect pedal 32-bit AD / DA, 32-bit floating-point processor and 96 kHz sampling rate, New BOSS DSP engine, specially developed for audio applications, AIRD (Augmented Impulse Response Dynamics) brings BOSS's Tube Logic concept to a digital guitar processor,...

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999 €
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Line6 Power Cab

Line6 Power Cab Guitar Cabinet, 1x12, '' active speaker systems, 250 watts into 8 ohms, 1 "Compression Driver, 6 speaker simulations, foldable feet, 70Hz - 20kHz frequency response, 125dB SPL @ 1m sound pressure, dimensions: 567 x 462 x 305...

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599 €
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Reloop RP 4000 MK2

Quartz-driven DJ turntable with high-torque direct drive Speeds (RPM): 33 1/3 - 45 - 78, Pitch with selectable range of +/- 8% and+/- 16%, Reverse function, Connections: 1 PHONO output (gold plated) and 1 GND ground connection, Incl. platter,...

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291 €
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Yamaha L-125 BK

Yamaha L-125 BK; stand for Yamaha P-125 BK; colour: Black

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127 €
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Alto TS 315

Active Full-range Loudspeaker Equipped with: 15"/ 1.5", Power: 1,000 W RMS/2,000 W peak, Class D power amplifier, Bi - Amp, Frequency response: 43 - 22,000 Hz, Maximum output level: 131 dB, Dispersion pattern: 90° x 60°, 2-channel mixer with...

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369 €
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XVive Wireless System U2 Red

2.4 GHz Wireless System Set with transmitter and receiver - both with battery and without power supply to operate, Built-in, rechargeable lithium battery, Range without obstacles: up to approx. 30 m, Frequency range 20 - 20,000 Hz, Latency: <6...

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130 €
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Aston Microphones SwiftShield

Aston Microphones SwiftShield; Universal Mic Mount and Pop-Filter; Mic Mount Features: without Rubber Bands; fits Mics from 30 to 50 mm Diameter; two quick release spring clips; made of Aluminium, grade glass-fill nylon polymer and medical grade latex ("ShockStar" suspension);...

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88 €
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Flyht Pro Rack Drawer 19" 3U 28 cm lock

Flyht Pro Rack drawer 19" 3U 28 cm with lock. Robust and easy glide lockable metal rack drawer. Colour: black, Dimensons: WxHxD 483 x 134 x 280 mm, weight: 6,3 kg

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45 €
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Marshall Origin 50H Head

Tube Amp Head for Electric Guitar Gain boost function, Two voicings (Normal, High Treble), which can be mixed continuously via the tilt control, Switchable power reduction for full sound in any environment, 1 Channel, Power: 50 watts, Preamp tubes:...

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645 €
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LD Systems U518 BPH2

Dual UHF wireless system with 2 bodypack transmitters 2 Dynamic headset microphones MH1 in black, Directivity: Cardioid, 19" 1U True diversity receiver, Frequency band: 1785 - 1800 MHz, Audio transmission range: 30 - 16,000 Hz, 96 Channels in 8...

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569 €
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Aston Microphones Shield

Aston Microphones Shield; Pop Filter; Hygienic washable filter made of stainless steel shield; hexagonal filter holes; matte-black rubberised goose-neck with crocodile clip; printed Aston Microphones Logo

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45 €
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