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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-08-2006, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Where/What 7-string packs you all get?

This is probably a lame question for you guys, but I'm serious. Where do you all get your 7-string packs? What brand do you all use?

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-08-2006, 01:39 PM
 
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Re: Where/What 7-string packs you all get?

Where I get them? In my local guitar shop. I use D'Addario .010-.056's.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-08-2006, 06:39 PM
 
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Re: Where/What 7-string packs you all get?

Ernie Ball and GHS both make 7 string packs in 3 different gauges.
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Re: Where/What 7-string packs you all get?

I use D' addario 7s too and Ernie Ball 7s every now and then. I get 'em at the local music store here in town.
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Re: Where/What 7-string packs you all get?

Depending on the guitar I use different sets but here are the three I tend to use the most

Ernie Ball hybrid slinky 9-46 plus a 56 for a B
Ernie Ball/GHS 10-52 set with a 62 for a B
GHS Zalkk Wylde 10-60 + a 70 for a B

I know these gauges are somewhat strange, but for some strange reason I never liked most of the balanced sets sold by most manufacturers.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-09-2006, 10:00 AM
 
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Re: Where/What 7-string packs you all get?

I order Elixer sets from www.juststrings.com, currently 11-49 with a .68 single for the B.

Elixers rock, they last forever and now their unwound strings are treated for anti-rusting, too. If you're a 9's sorta guy, I recommend 9-42 with a .56 B, as that's really the lightest I'd use under a .42. D'addario's 9's ship with a .52, and while it was kinda fun, it was just comical how light that string was.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-13-2006, 08:39 AM
 
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Re: Where/What 7-string packs you all get?

I get a normnal 6 string pack (10 - 52's) and then go buy a seperate bass string at .70...
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-13-2006, 10:24 AM
 
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Re: Where/What 7-string packs you all get?

i use ernie ball super slinky 9-52. get them from a pawn shop that carries EB accessories. i get them dirt friggin cheap.


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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-13-2006, 03:51 PM
 
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Re: Where/What 7-string packs you all get?

i dont use any set packs, it took a while of experimenting but ive stuck with ernie balls hybrid 9-46s with a 58 on the bottom.
try it u wont regret unless ur used to heavier strings! ive always been a 9s player til i got the 7 but i couldnt find a low string i was happy with the sound of til i got that 58 and wanted to make the others feel similar
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-24-2006, 12:02 AM
 
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Re: Where/What 7-string packs you all get?

I used to get the D'Addario 10-56, but bastard Guitar Center ran out of 'em, so I've had to switch to Ernie Balls in the same gauge.
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-24-2006, 03:34 PM
 
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Re: Where/What 7-string packs you all get?

I get D'Addario 10-46's in boxes of 25 sets, then just buy the low B's seperately when I need them
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-24-2006, 03:45 PM
 
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Re: Where/What 7-string packs you all get?

Just got myself two packs of GHS Boomers, 10-60. Heard they're better than D'Addario and they're also cheaper... So let's check them out. (Although I'll restring my guitar with D'Addarios the next time I change strings - from there on it's open ended)
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Re: Where/What 7-string packs you all get?

Secret weapon for anyone who want strings that have an extra bite and crunch to them (while not being harsh), I highly recommend checking out the DR Hi-Beam sets (9-52, 10-56). Personally I like the 9-52, I tune to Bb or A.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-26-2006, 10:39 AM
 
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Re: Where/What 7-string packs you all get?

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Just got myself two packs of GHS Boomers, 10-60. Heard they're better than D'Addario and they're also cheaper... So let's check them out. (Although I'll restring my guitar with D'Addarios the next time I change strings - from there on it's open ended)
I'm actually inches from switching back to those, myself - I like Elixers, but for the price it might be cheaper just to buy GHS's and switch them a little more often - I like the guages, and they hold up pretty well.
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Re: Where/What 7-string packs you all get?

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Personally I like the 9-52, I tune to Bb or A.
A 52 at A? Jesus, dude, I've got a .56 on at the moment (dropped back to 10-4, and even that feels comically light. My UV came set up with a .52 when I bought it, and while I had a blast doing super-exaggerated pinch harmonic vibratos on the low B for the first couple days, I just couldn't take it, lol.

It's definitely worth trying something a bit girthier on your low B - even if you hate it, it's only a couple extra minutes of work to set up a brdge for one different string, and it really has the potential to make a pretty big difference.
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