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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-10-2006, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question 10's on a 7?

hey i was wondering if putting 10's on a 7 would make the trem TOO stiff, ive got 10's on my Rg370 and the trem is stiff enough but not too stiff ut i just wondering bout a 7 (rg1527) coz im looking into getting it soon
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-10-2006, 11:37 PM
 
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Re: 10's on a 7?

it's ok to put 10s on a 7 string. i've tried it on my other 7 string. you have to tweak the trem though. i also have an rg1527 which has 9s on it and it's so stiff. i added another spring on the back and it's now smoother. you can use 5 "worn-out" springs if you want a smooth 7 stringer on 10s.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-10-2006, 11:44 PM
 
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Re: 10's on a 7?

Yeah, I have 9s on all my 7-strings except one that I string with 10s. I had the Lo Pro set up for it. :-)
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Re: 10's on a 7?

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Yeah, I have 9s on all my 7-strings except one that I string with 10s. I had the Lo Pro set up for it. :-)
ive got 11-60 on my RG1527 (EDGE Pro) lol. Im used to the string tension and i don't find the trem action too stiff, its not too bad at all. What do you use for an low B flobanez? i hated the .54 the RG1527 came with, just too floopy.

Oh and your RG370 is stiff because if it came with the TRS I or II they have been known to be very very stiff. The EDGE Pro II i beleive is also stiffer compared to the EDGE Pro. The RG1527 is an amazing guitar man, if you've got any questions about it while you're considering buying it give me yell by PM or email.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-11-2006, 12:35 PM
 
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Re: 10's on a 7?

...and I'm running 11-68's on my UV7PWH in standard, play mostly lead, and while I'm more into George Lynch's bar-work than Steve Vai's, I have no trouble with mine. No cause for alarm - you can play as heavy as your fingers can take and still have a useable trem.
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Re: 10's on a 7?

cheers guys ill keep you all posted on the possible purchase of one of these babies
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-13-2006, 08:38 AM
 
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Re: 10's on a 7?

i've got .10 to .70 on all of mine...

it's not a problem, although I'd recommend putting in an extra spring to make it 4, even possibly 5, although 4 works fine for me!
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Re: 10's on a 7?

would an extra spring not make it even stiffer???
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-13-2006, 08:44 AM
 
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Re: 10's on a 7?

no, the extra spring counterbalances the tension, it helps. Stiffness will be the same, but you may find with 3 springs that the claw doesn't go back far enough!

I don't really find it stiffer, as the springs basically are under the same amount of tension as the strings (counter balance) be it 3 or 4 springs. 4 springs will mean that it's harder to pick out of tune, as i do find that with 3 springs the bass strings would sound out every so often with heavy riffing.

4 springs or 3 makes little difference to how "stiff" it feels, well, to me anyway. And your fingers will soon get used to it, i find myself thinking about 11's
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006, 02:31 PM
 
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Re: 10's on a 7?

I've got 10's on my RG7 with Lo-Pro-7, with only 3 springs in parallel. Feels identical to 6 string with 10's and 3 springs.
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