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Recommend me some 7-string bands

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Depth_Charge, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. I am looking at getting into an originals band and I just found out the guitarist(s) use 7 string guitars.

    I've not listened to a lot of bands with that setup, and I think Tool and Meshuggah use 7-strings, but I wouldn't mind hearing more.

    Can anyone recommend some 7-string guitarists and bands to listen to.

    Any genre, I'm not fussy as I need to get my ears used to listening to that whole 7-string/5-string low B type music.

  2. santucci218


    Jan 26, 2007
    Meshuggah uses 8's

    Dream Theater
  3. Oh, haha. My bad. :)

    Thanks for that link. Didn't think there would be such a specific wiki haha.

    Doh! again. Twice. I didn't know they used 8's, and if someone threatened my life to answer whether there were 8 string guitars correctly, I'd have been guessing! :bag:

    Woohoo, I got one right. Wicked. I have some of their stuff. Listening to As I Am now :D

    Thanks guys.
  4. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Don't forget the great granddaddy of 7 stringers, George Van Eps.
  5. santucci218


    Jan 26, 2007
    Dream theater songs that you should listen to -------

    Dance Of Eternity
    The Glass Prison
    Dark Eternal Night
  6. Charlie Hunter you could try, but I think his is an eight string - 3 bass and 5 treble.
  7. I believe In The Name of God is done on a 7 also.
  8. I'm pretty sure FLAW (awesome band!) plays 7 strings,...

    just checked yeah at least a few songs,...

    awesome bass lines in there too ;)

    love this song

    also can't think of any right now but im pretty sure alot of 90's metal bands got into the 7 string stuff?

    I thought coal chamber did but they just play in A,E,A,D,G,B apparently... same stuff sorta :p I quite like coal chamber (loco, my frustration, clock, I, dark days, not living... just a few there)

    apparently fear factory, lacuna coil and deftones as well :)

    the number one band that came to mind was korn :)
  9. santucci218


    Jan 26, 2007
    How good are you anyways? I dont want you trying to learn Dance of Eternity and failing miserably and getting discouraged.
  10. Meh. I'm too old to get discouraged anymore. I'm currently failing miserably learning YYZ for my drummer and loving every minute of it, despite being stuck on the first quick bass run :)

    I like The Glass Prison. I'll check them other tunes out.

  11. nevermore
    hate eternal
    battlelore (LOL)
    Steve Vai
    Cannibal Corpse

    iunno thats the only ones i can think of at the moment D:
  12. Deftones on the newer stuff
  13. necrophagist is supposed to be using them for the next album
    scale the summit's lead player uses one
    periphery uses them
    the tony danza tap dance extravaganza
    knife the glitter
  14. baalroo


    Mar 24, 2008
    Wichita, KS
    A whole lot of doom, sludge, death, stoner, etc groups play detuned 6 strings that are the equivalent of a 7 string without the high E. Just sayin.
  15. Pelican tunes to B-standard on 6 strings.
  16. baalroo


    Mar 24, 2008
    Wichita, KS
    yeah, that's kinda what I was sayin. :)
  17. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Banned

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
    Coal Chambers earlier stuff is BEADGB (on the guitar anyways, the bass is just BEAD iirc). Theres one intro where he drones the G and plays a note on the high b and gets a cool warble.

    Found it! "Loco": <-- I Could Care Less (off the self titled DD album)
  18. Devin Townsend/Strapping Young Lad's newer stuff (The New Black and Ziltoid The Omniscient) are done on 7 strings. (although he tunes in 5ths)

    Meshuggah use 8 strings now but played 7s before that.
  19. crapusername


    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
    dino from fear factory used to, but not too sure whether Christian Olde Wolbers now does.

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