The former Megadeth man is now with new band Act Of Defiance, but seven-strings have been a big part of Chris Broderick's playing life for 25 years.
As part of our recent series of articles focussing on these instruments of expanded range we spoke to Chris about his first encounters with seven-strings, the playing advantages and designing his custom PAF Pro pickups.
What effect did a seven-string have on your playing initially?
Did you have an idea of what you wanted from your Jackson signature?
Picking the pickups
What was the process of developing the signature’s custom pickups with the guys at DiMarzio?