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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-13-2000, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Alternate Tunings - 6 string strung like a 7

I'm wanting to string one of my 6 strings with the bottom 6 of a 7 string set. My question is, what gauge will I want to use to elliminate major adjustments?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-15-2000, 05:56 PM
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IMO the fact that you are “de-tuning” (or whatever they call it now-days) will counter balance the fact that you are using heavier gauge strings. *It should remain real close to the same tension as the normal 6-string setup.

Others have more experience than I do with things like this. *That’s just my thought on it.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-15-2000, 06:09 PM
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I played 6 string tuned A-A for about the last 5 or 6 years. I used these guages (had to order custom sets):

From high to low:


Hope this helps.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-15-2000, 07:47 PM
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I was thinking of using;

B * *G * D * *A * E * B

Would you think that would work without dinking to much with the set up?

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-15-2000, 10:50 PM
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Alternate Tunings

I did that for a while and my bottom (top?) 2 strings were a .46 and a .52
I had to add a fourth spring on the trem and muck with it quite a bit.
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