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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-17-2006, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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just got my first 7 string tis a UV777bk. photos will shortly follow. however i have a quick question, the guitar came with no strings and the bridge taken appart, and there is 4 springs for the trem, is there supposed to be, cause to my mind an extra spring would seem overkill to balance out just one extra string??
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-17-2006, 01:53 PM
 
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depends what gauge you're putting on. 3 springhs should be OK, but i found that if you're stringing it 10->70 (tuned a step down) then the 4th spring helps keep everything a little more solid (and is kind of needed)

You can use 4 if you want, or 3, all personal preference as to what feel you are going for.

Also, string wise, i'd suggest you go with what you regularly use, and then go with AT LEAST a 56 on the low B for standard tuning, with me leaning towards a 60 (I'd use 66, but that's if i was using 9-46)

Seems like overkill, but the extra stiffness really benefits rythm playing as it keeps it a whole load tighter, well, to me anyway.

In short, buy a couple of different bass strings, and experiment and see what's right for you!

And back to the springs, i've used 4 springs on 6 strings... It's all about what you are used to, but i do like the extra pull, makes everything snappier!
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-17-2006, 02:39 PM
 
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My UV777Bk and UV7PWH are both set up with guage 10 strings, standard low B tuning, and work fine with 3 springs. I can see the appeal of using 4, but prefer 3. Try both, see what suits you.
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depends what gauge you're putting on. 3 springhs should be OK, but i found that if you're stringing it 10->70 (tuned a step down) then the 4th spring helps keep everything a little more solid (and is kind of needed)

You can use 4 if you want, or 3, all personal preference as to what feel you are going for.

Also, string wise, i'd suggest you go with what you regularly use, and then go with AT LEAST a 56 on the low B for standard tuning, with me leaning towards a 60 (I'd use 66, but that's if i was using 9-46)

Seems like overkill, but the extra stiffness really benefits rythm playing as it keeps it a whole load tighter, well, to me anyway.

In short, buy a couple of different bass strings, and experiment and see what's right for you!

And back to the springs, i've used 4 springs on 6 strings... It's all about what you are used to, but i do like the extra pull, makes everything snappier!

Agreed stronger sound with 4, although for my floating trem guitars now, i pretty much always use just 3, but to each his own. Just wondering what projects youve been working on lately. I havent heard from you in awhile since i had been in world of warcraft limbo.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-17-2006, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks for the tips guys, ill try out the heavier b string. just ended up using the three springs. here are some pics enjoy:






starting to get a nice little collection
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-17-2006, 07:14 PM
 
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nice guitars... what makes the stand?
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-17-2006, 07:18 PM
 
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Nice collection Al !!
I'm only over the A69 in Penrith if you ever fancy a brew and a jam !

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-17-2006, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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the stand is a liberty one, cant even remember where i got, some brew and music sounds like a plan, im actually in blackpool at the mo for the summer to, which might be even closer. i study in newcastle.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-17-2006, 11:06 PM
 
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Nice. Congrats on the UV777BK, I had a '98 and I sold it a few years ago and I miss it alot. Nice guitars you have there too.

My UV7PWH, 7620 and S 7420 are set up with 9s, my custom 7620 has 10s though.
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Congratz o the UV!!!
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-18-2006, 04:03 PM
 
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Agreed stronger sound with 4, although for my floating trem guitars now, i pretty much always use just 3, but to each his own. Just wondering what projects youve been working on lately. I havent heard from you in awhile since i had been in world of warcraft limbo.
Well, been working on my own stuff for a while now, although only the past 5-6 months really, as the last load of people i played with, well, it didn't work out and there was no way I was going to continue on a moral basis

So hence a setback, but it's getting there, 4 done, and a load almost there!

Anyway, back to the thread topic and it looks good man UV's are just great, although i've never really spent any time with the 777
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