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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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7th string help

i have a universe. but wher i live i cant find 7 string sets neither the 7 string alone.
the tickest string they for guitar is .046

my question is. Can i use a Bass string?
a G string .050 or a d string .055?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Another question it doesn have nothing to do with the string question but here it goes.
How to clean the back of the neck in my Uv777bk?
i just got like one month ago and its starting to get dirty and feels a little weird.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-06-2004, 01:15 AM
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To clean the back of my necks, I just spit on them and take a nice cloth to it. Why don't you just order bulk strings on the web?
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If you can't find 7-string sets and are having a hard time finding single low b-strings (somewhere between .052"-.060" depending on what you like). A bass string would be fine-just longer. It would have to be the appropriate gauge and you may pay a little more for it.

Another idea is to get a six-string set of guitar strings that is 3-gauges heavier than what you are normally using (for your B-B) and buy an extra high E for the correct gauge. This may work fairly well especially if the string gauge shift doesn't vary much in diameter in their "new positions". You may have to reintonate a couple of strings if the string diameters vary a bit.

Ex: like 9's? Get a 12-gauge set for your B-B and an extra .009"

If you like really heavy strings, this option may not be that simple.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-06-2004, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks a lot!! for the info, but Jim Soloway is going to send on Ghs .060 string to try it.

and yes bass strings are pricey, they cost more than a complete set of guitar strings
and for the heavier gauge 6 string set.
The only options with the local dealers are: .008-.038, .009-.042, .010-.046 and thats all you can find here.
Some friends used to play ghs .011-.050 but they cant find them anymore so they went to .010-.046

dealers here are wrong, you can buy a universe from them but not the strings and they are not going to bring em, they said to me to buy a normal .009-.042 6 string set and get the 7th string separately in another store
and no one has it.
I should run an store here called Heavy Gauge Strings!!!!!!
Man there are so many things missing here. its not like going to a Guitar Center, well here is an store called Metropoli Music Center, and its the biggest in town, but again you can buy almost any guitar, but they do not have a wide selection of strings, picks, and stuff.
Pickups hahahaha dont even think about it
i Had to buy my Dimarzio Evolution in the US on a Guitar Center.
Guys you are lucky To have Guitar Centers, Sam Ash, Mars Music(i bought a guitar in this store, in San Antonio ot Houston Tx. i dont remember exactly)
Thanks a lot for your help especially to Jim Soloway!!!!!
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Anyone know where to get .14 - .60 sets?? I'm sure the guy I'm shipping this Mushok to would like to know
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-07-2004, 12:27 AM
 
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Matter of fact Rich, D'Addario had their rep in my shop today, and gave us some new sets to try out. One is in fact a baritone set of XL's. It's a long scale set also... I will look tomorrow and send ya' the guages. I left them at work...
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Wicked! [but the chances of a local shop actually carrying them is pretty slim] At least they're packaging sets though.
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If you can't find 7-string sets and are having a hard time finding single low b-strings (somewhere between .052"-.060" depending on what you like). A bass string would be fine-just longer. It would have to be the appropriate gauge and you may pay a little more for it.

Another idea is to get a six-string set of guitar strings that is 3-gauges heavier than what you are normally using (for your B-B) and buy an extra high E for the correct gauge. This may work fairly well especially if the string gauge shift doesn't vary much in diameter in their "new positions". You may have to reintonate a couple of strings if the string diameters vary a bit.

Ex: like 9's? Get a 12-gauge set for your B-B and an extra .009"

If you like really heavy strings, this option may not be that simple.

Mike 777 Haug
I tried this myself but couldn't deal with the unwound D string.
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