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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-02-2004, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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strings for my new 7 string baritone (1077xl)

hi all,

new to my 7 string, i bought it of ebay... great guitar and i'm very happy with it. it's an RG1077XL (7 string baritone).

on a 6 string tuned normal, i prefer D'Addario 10's. this beast is tuned low ... Drop G. what kind of strings will give me the feel i'm used to? i think the former owner had 12's on it. it feels wicked tight. i want to keep up the Drop G but lighten the feel.

i also had a 6 string tuned to C and used heavy strings for that to keep it from feeling loose.

but where this is a baritone, do i still need to get heavier strings to keep the feel tight? the extended scale is supposed to take care of slack issues, so i assume i could go back to 10's + a special guage for the low G?

please advise.... thanks!!!

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-02-2004, 09:21 AM
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Yeah; the longer scale means you can use lighter strings for a given pitch.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-03-2004, 09:14 AM
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I`d go for 11/12 and a 65-68 for the low G.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-03-2004, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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i can do 11's

i think 12's are on there now, just a tad too tight for me
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-05-2004, 08:19 PM
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It will be impossible to find appropriate strings. The only solution is to box up your guitar and send it to me.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-06-2004, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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it is a beaut ... i must admit.
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