Advantages of a 7 string
I think same guitar as you... the Ibanez RG2027XVV. I use Dean markely blue steel gauges .010 to .046, and whatever brand I can find (lol. Not easy always) for the low B, always a .059 gauge. (I'm allergic to nickle, hence, the steel strings. Unfortunately, not easy to always find a steel .059 separately. I have grown to love the sound of the steels, as they're brighter. Consequently, my baritone register is never muddy, but rather clear.) Tuning stability is... perfect! What can I say? My trem is just right, action is great, I have no problems. Even wanking the trem like mad, all is well. The Lo Pro handles this tuning with ease. BTW, total tuning is...