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« on: September 09, 2005, 01:00:59 AM »
Roger Mcguinn from the Byrds  (Mr Tambourine man , 8 miles high , etc) has been playing a 7 string guitar for quite a while.
Now we all know him for those wonderful jingle jangle 12 string rickenbacker sounds

What he has is like a standard 6 string guitar but he has a second g string but tuned up an octave like on a 12 string right next to the regular g string.
so it's just like a 6 string all except for the G string where it is like a 12 string.

It lets you play all kinds of stuff and the mid frequencies just have that extra sparkle and depth. You can do lead licks and it sounds full when strumming. You don't have to change how you play either.

The official model is made by Martin

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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2005, 09:11:30 AM »
I'm sure I've seen or heard of that before, seemed a bit weird to me though.

Wouldn't having 2 G-Strings be a bit odd, especially if they are an octave a part like a 12, but only on 1 string?... It'd probably get a bit confusing.

Maybe I'm missing the point, but why not just a normal 12? (It's still a beautiful guitar though)
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2005, 07:21:52 PM »
Interesting idea- I wonder if it will catch on.
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2005, 08:01:32 PM »
kinda feels like a 6 string and easier to play than a 12 string but get strumming and the extra texture just jumps out - heard Mcguinn playing it on the Twit  podcast (This Week In tech) and it sounded great.
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2005, 10:32:30 PM »
yeah, 12s can be hard to play (especially the EAD strings) and i suppose they can get "muddy" in a way. that's a pretty nice guitar, don't know if i would want one though...
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2005, 11:30:51 PM »
Hmm- toying with doctoring a chap 6 string jumbo or dreadnaught
Dowel and redrill headstock, a new nut , dowel one hole on bridge and drill two in it's place.....could be interesting
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2005, 09:00:11 AM »
haha! that sounds like a good idea, but how about doing that for the G, B, and E strings to make them all a bit fuller? I'd definately be more attracted to a guitar with that done.
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2005, 11:00:27 AM »
A BC Rich Bich 10-string is nice for that kind of stuff. Jingle jangle and powerchords in one guitar. :D
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2005, 12:48:41 PM »
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A BC Rich Bich 10-string is nice for that kind of stuff. Jingle jangle and powerchords in one guitar. :D


I have always wanted a late 70s BC Rich Bich 10 string
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2005, 11:23:09 AM »
Quote from: FELINEGUITARS
Quote from: Ratrod
A BC Rich Bich 10-string is nice for that kind of stuff. Jingle jangle and powerchords in one guitar. :D


I have always wanted a late 70s BC Rich Bich 10 string


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