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Kr1s
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Can anyone explain this concept to me?

I have only ever seen one person playing a 7 string guitar and that's Matt Bellamy during the song Citizen Erased. Why have a 7th string? and how would it be tuned :roll:


   
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cnev
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I lot of the modern bands use them to get a heavier sound. I'm not sure what that string would be tuned to since most of the bands that use them tune their guitars down anyway.

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Vic Lewis VL
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I think the "extra" string on a 7-string is generally a B string, tuned five semitones below the low E string. Guessing the reason for it is so you don't have to tune down to drop D or even drop C tuning for a really low tone.

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Kr1s
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I see, cheers guys.


   
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I think Roger McGuinn got the Martin Co. to custom make him one, didn't they?

It is a low B string, by the way.
Seven string guitars are tuned the same way as a six string except that they have an additional low B string. You can tune it by matching the low E string to the 5th fret of the low B string.

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U2Bono269
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the Roger McGuinn one is different...the G string is doubled, just like a 12 string. Traditional 12 strings add a lower string below the E, tuned to B, like everyone said.

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