Magnificent Seven: The 10 Greatest Seven-String Guitar Songs of All Time

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Dingus Khan

I love Cafo an amazing song and i love AAL,but it is an 8 string song. I saw them on slaughter on Friday and the fact that the description says "Tosin may be better known for rocking the eight-string these days, but "CAFO" from Animals as Leaders' eponymous debut is as fine an example of seven-string mastery" makes this list that much worse.

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PamelaMcLaughlin03

Kaitlyn. I agree that Jane`s bl0g is astonishing, last friday I got a gorgeous Lotus Esprit sincee geting a check for $6656 recently and-over, ten thousand last-month. it's by-far the best work Ive ever done. I started this three months/ago and straight away was bringing home minimum $78, p/h. I follow this website, Bow6.com

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nikoString

simplemente el momento perfecto para una cancion, korn rompio con una estructura en los 90, despues de nirvana, korn rompio un esquema en cuanto a sonido, composicion, ritmica, melodias (peuqeñas, pero melodias al fin). Cuando salio " blind" todos se preguntaban como hacian para sonar de esa manera, como lo lograban? es por todo esto que cre que esta bien posicionado el Nº1... Y para el que decia que no tenian idea de las guitarras de 7 cuerdas, diseñaron una de las guitarras de 7 cuerdas mas versatiles... (si lo dice Steve Vai)

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Feral Feline

What the fudgsicle?

NO SONGS FROM GEORGE VAN EPS, BUCKY PIZZARELLI, JOHN PIZZARELLI... ?

Oh, sorry, I didn't see the "ROCK" in front of "Guitar World" and had thought it was a magazine for ALL guitarists and not just rockers & metalheads (no disrespect to either).
Seriously, the name of the magazine should be changed.

jeleopard

With all due respect to those players and to you, guitar is made popular in rock and metal, and, thusly, I think it's fair to say most guitar players are rock/metalheads. Yes, some of the best guitarists ever weren't rockers or metalheads (Django Reinhardt, Andrés Segovia, etc.), but it's safe to say that most are, and most are attracted to the instrument, or learned of it, through rock/metal

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sinishad

Trivium seriously does not get enough credit for Shogun. Even they don't give themselves enough credit for that album. They made it and didn't even make a big deal about how they totally mastered the 7 string and used it in the late 2000's neo-thrash/metalcore scene. IMO they, and everyone else, should give them credit for how different(and difficult to play as a band) that album was

Dingus Khan

Truly an amazing album and band.

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maximushyrule

where's Unearth? Zombie Autopilot, Lie to Purify, The March, The Charm? there all classics!!!

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usual7

Once again, a "top 10" liat gone horribly wrong! No "Edgecrusher" or "Linchpin" by Fear Factory? How about "Down from the Sky" or "Throes of Perdition" by Trivium? Perhaps "Headstrong" by Trapt? Damnit! This wasn't a bad list, but it could have been better (in my humble opinion).

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krshnakrunch

Maestro Alex Gregory does not approve of this list!

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jeffreycollins

I find it funny that there is a quote of Vai talking about Jazz guitarists using 7 string guitars. When George Van Eps was using them probably around the time Vai was born.

I agree that BLIND is one killer 7 string song. Probably still my favorite song from them. I still remember the first time I heard that low end chunk come through my tv speakers on Headbangers Ball. Oh that was an ear opener.

Morbid Angel 'God of Emptiness' is and will always be my favorite song from them. Trey just makes that guitar sound so damn heavy. Not even Meshuggah can match up to that song.

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pearlj10

Danny H-- true a cheese string would be useless. Hilarious visual. To me the seventh string would be a dangerous string and I would have to mute it a lot on most songs. Great players like Broderick for Megadeth can handle 7 strings. Most of us normal people would look foolish.

Guitar Slinger- lame reply

Sorry to be the hater here, but none of these songs would make the top 250 of any rock/metal lists. Look at the ads to the side. This an article just written to sell 7 string guitars. None of these song would make the top 250 of any rock/metal lists. I will give my approval to the players --Korn, Petrucci, Vai, Satriani but not the guitar or any of these songs.

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Damage Inc.

I disagree with this list; Too little KoRn, "AAS", oh and TriViuM as well. :P
Let the hate commence, but I know I'm right. ;)

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edenwaith

I'm surprised that there was no mention of Uli Jon Roth and his 7-string Sky Guitar which was designed in the mid-80s and has been used on all of his albums since 1984's Beyond The Astral Skies.

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iron_maiden

I never really thought much of 7 strings until I heard Nevermore. I still wasn't really into them though... Until I've heard Tyr for the first time! I've never heard anything so cool! Now I'm totally thinking about buying one...

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dk27

wheres white chapel

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6bpanorama

Not on here cuz they suck

Dingus Khan

Hahah oh the trolls

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Tarkess

Surprised Racecar by Periphery wasn't on here.

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shadow1029

Love 7 strings now. Not crazy about the typical vocal styles that go with them, but other wise awesome

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Tarkess

I recommend you check out Scale the Summit, they play 7-string instrumentals much akin to some of the music on the list.

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shadow1029

That sounds cool. Thank you

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panterrasports

What is the bridge in the picture? Never seen one like that.

jeleopard

The Ibanez Edge Zero 7 bridge ;)

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GuitarSlinger101

pearlj10's comment is further proof of how useless the natural selection is.

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pearlj10

This list is further proof of how useless a seven string guitar is. Thanks for the update.

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DannyH

In what way are 7-strings useless? You can get lower notes with a 7th string, and that is not useless...if the string were made of cheese....that would be useless.

Btw Guitar World...Shogun (Trivium) definitely needs to be on this list cause even if you're not a fan of the growly vocal bits, the rest of the song is just amazing :P

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