Hey there, folks!
So, I was pretty new to trem systems at all when I got my RG1527 last summer (niiiice aaaaxe), but since then I was way more occupied with the setup than actually playing guitar. It also got quite expensive, so after a little vacation in favor of my nerves, but also before I go spend even more money (and nerves, ha), I'd like to ask if there are some guys who experienced with the string gauge.
I like playing really heavy strings. I have .58s on my Les Paul, which I had to put on, because it is the limit for correct intionation. Fair enough.
But when I got the 7-string, I thouht I would take the step into the deep and dark world of... well, a heavy 7-string metal guitar. I was very unpleased with the feeling of a .59 as a lower B string (even more so in drop A). Then I went to .64 - and overshot bottom intonation capacity by quite a lot, it seems, I like the feel though. I hope that with a .62 a perfect intonation will juuuust be possible.
So, like I said, before I go and set it up again, I am desperate for some information, experiences or thoughts. Hope you can help me!
Has anyone ever put .62 on an Edge Pro 7? Is it working?
If not: is there a way to extend the range for string gauge on an Edge Pro 7? (like new saddles)
How is it with the other Ibanez tremolo systems?
(I mean, why would you design a metal guitar trem that isn't capable of a heavy string gauge?)
Is it really THAT weird to be using .60 + gauged strings (on guitars with trems)?
I would go to .70, if it was possible, I guess...
Friend of mine is playing .84 (on a 7-string, hardtail), so I don't feel like it'd be thaaaat odd.
Oh, and the scale length is usual RG style 25.5 inches.
I am really curious about the answers.