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View Poll Results: How many strings does your primary guitar have?
How many strings does your (primary) guitar have? What's your favourite tuning?
I have recently 'upgraded' my old guitar to a 7-string Ibanez RGIR27FE. Love the quality and waay better pickps than in my old Ibanez. I've been playing it for over a month now but I still find it difficult to adjust to a wider neck and the seventh string. My fingers are rather short Hopefully, I'll get better over time, otherwise I'll have to sell it and get a 6-string one again. Lots of progressive metal bands use 7-strings and over the last year I've been getting into djent where guitar players with 6-string guitars are few and far between. I like the extra string and the low, heavy sound it produces. By the way, did anyone go to this year's UK Tech Fest? http://uktechfest.com/
If you were there, you might have noticed me as I was wearing a black Slackware T-shirt. Well, not the same one for 3 days... I have got 3 of them. Great festival and great guitar players. This guy, for example. The video was shot when he was 17 (3 years ago). I'm going to closely follow his career. Or this one. You can definitely hear Guthrie Govan's influences in both of them.
Anyway, back to guitars. I keep the standard tuning (BEADGBE) most of the time. It's only when I'm learning someone else's pieces, I use relevant drop tunings.
You asked about "primary" guitars... I've got another lap steel 6 string in Open E, an armpit 6 string acoustic in Open D, all my other 6 strings are in standard E. I try to match string gauges with neck length and tuning, so I rarely change tunings on individual guitars.
Last edited by netcrawl; 08-05-2013 at 03:08 PM.