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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-17-2004, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Can RG 7-strings take gauge 11's?

Hey i currently use gauge 10's on my RG1527 7 string with 4 springs on the back only recently i've gone up to 11's on my RG 6 string and the feel and tone AND most importantly life length (my hands sweet when playing a lot) is improved a lot.

I was wondering if the general construction of the RG type guitars can take this string gauge witout too much stress on the body/neck etc. In particular the 7 strings, would it be wise to move the normal 6 strings up to 11's and kkeep the low B at a 54 as i do now? I cant imagine much more than 54 is gonna be healthy Ibanez (especially the rock models) feel so flimsy i comparison to other brands.

Well thanks in advance...so er Rich help me out

David
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-18-2004, 02:57 AM
 
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I use 11-60 Blue Steel's with a wound g on my rg7421xl (7-string, 27" scale, fixed bridge) in standard tuning, and have had no problems whatsoever.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-19-2004, 11:56 AM
 
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likewise, I've been using 10-60's on my 7620.

I think anything LESS than a .56 is probably a little light for a 7... .58 seems about perfect for standard tuning, IMO, with 9's.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2004, 03:54 AM
 
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i had some 11s with a 65 on the low b, sounded tight (sorry bad pun)
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