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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-14-2013, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Using my universe in my band Perspectives

Okay everyone, I have joined a band with great potential, and I am so excited to see what happens! Influences included periphery, animals as leaders, intervals, tesseract, a day to remember, etc.
I was just curious the lowest tuning I could use on my universe while still maintaining a good sound, as well as what gauge strings I should use. I recently tried setting it up with a standard .09 set, and then I used a .60 for the 7th string. Also, will the blazes be enough for the tight low end necessary for this style of music? If not, what could I replace them with in my universe?

Oh, and please like my band on Facebook as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
https://www.facebook.com/PerspectivesOfficial

Their sound before I joined was great, but now we will be focusing on more clean vocals and technical/melodic playing as well. I can't wait!
(And btw, I'm not in the pics on the page yet, that's the lineup before I joined, but I'm listed in the about section or whatever)
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-14-2013, 01:02 PM
 
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Re: Using my universe in my band Perspectives

I wouldnt use blazes. Try BKP Painkillers or Cold Sweats for basswood guitars!
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Their sound before I joined was great,
That part cracked me up.
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That part cracked me up.
Yea, all downhill from here! :P

I just meant that it was good, but needed more of some things and less of some things.
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I understood. I just laughed when I saw that.
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Oh and the universe has an aftermarket mahogany body btw**
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Check out the new Seymour Duncan seven string pickups, they have some dedicated seven and eight string models that will probably suit what you're playing.
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In maho, SD distortions.
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Check out the new Seymour Duncan seven string pickups, they have some dedicated seven and eight string models that will probably suit what you're playing.

Agreed^^^

If your going to be playing highly technical pieces, you don't want high-output pups to mud it up. If I were you, I'd be ALL over the Sentient/Pegasus set!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcZuTao0gXQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3YzI3sd2WA
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lowest tuning w/o having intonation issues is drop G# otherwise u will end up always sharp, best gauge for that is 10-52 with a 74, as for the pickups, you could go with a full shred neck and bridge set, they are very dynamic and work eally nice on basswood, if u want bkp stick with a C.nailbomb bridge and vhII for the neck, best sounding pickups ever
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lowest tuning w/o having intonation issues is drop G# otherwise u will end up always sharp, best gauge for that is 10-52 with a 74, as for the pickups, you could go with a full shred neck and bridge set, they are very dynamic and work eally nice on basswood, if u want bkp stick with a C.nailbomb bridge and vhII for the neck, best sounding pickups ever
I'm pretty you just don't know how to setup your guitar if you couldnt tune below Ab lol
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I'm pretty you just don't know how to setup your guitar if you couldnt tune below Ab lol

He was below Ab....... he was in G#!!!!

LOLOLOL
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He was below Ab....... he was in G#!!!!

LOLOLOL
At first i was really worried!
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He was below Ab....... he was in G#!!!!

LOLOLOL

*Searches for LIKE button* this is great
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post #15 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-15-2013, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have a .60 for my 7th and it's at F# above a drop C#
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