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|06-07-2004 12:03 AM|
|Petie||You could always do it banjo-style and have the high A string start halfway along the fretboard|
|06-06-2004 10:18 PM|
|CrossingStar||Maybe if someone wants to use a higher string rather than low, tune the guitar down a whole step, use heavier strings (so they aren't floppy) and then use a .009 or .008 for the high G (since tuning for the other 6 would now be DGCFAD). Granted, you would only be getting 3 extra high notes than a traditionally tuned 24 fret guitar|
|05-31-2004 05:34 AM|
To B, or not to B...
The manual I got when I purchased my UV777LNG in '92 said it could be done with only readjusting the saddles for the intonation changes and it also recommended a 7 be used (assuming you used 9's). If you used a heavier set (an 8 on 10's or a 9 on 11's), you will probably have to adjust the neck as well as probably add a spring or two.
To tell you the truth, I use 9's on all my 7strings and I use the low B tuning. My biggest problem is popping the D string on all my guitars! It must be from the D being in the middle on the 7strings....
|05-23-2004 09:01 AM|
Wooops. Bought a UV. Thanks Jeremy!
Guess I'll have a chance to try out the high A after all!
|05-21-2004 10:50 PM|
|acosmicfriend||something else you have to keep in mind is that seven string pickups are voiced for a low B... Not a high A.|
|05-21-2004 07:04 PM|
|Jeff||Using two strings of the same guage in different string slots is something you really get used to over time. My old GRX constantly breaks the high E (as does my 7VWH ) so I was always running out of high E strings. So I just started using 11 guage B strings tuned up to E. Worked out well for that position.|
|05-21-2004 06:35 PM|
|Sunrise||I sometimes throw in solo stuff up to a high A when using my UV, I initially tried a high A string but it seemed even touching the trem would snap it so I use a pitch-shifter now|
|05-19-2004 10:34 AM|
Originally Posted by jemaholic
|05-19-2004 08:15 AM|
|jemaholic||I would think with the additional high string you don't need to go up to the 24th fret at all. Keep your patterns mid-neck and the extra string allows you to stay there without romping up and down.|
|05-18-2004 07:34 PM|
Originally Posted by The_Grindfiend
|05-18-2004 06:09 PM|
|The_Grindfiend||The scale length of the UVs is just too long to make high A feasible. Vai originally attempted to string it with a high A, but decided to go with the low B after it kept breaking. i think the low B is more useful, anyway. Seriously, how often do any of you reach the 24th fret, let alone feel the need to go above it?|
|05-18-2004 02:31 PM|
I would go with 0,8 - 10 - 13 - 17 for the upper strings and tune the guitar to C.
When I started playing I used 0,8 but the first string used to brake a lot (and it was tuned to E). Tunning it to C may be a feasable alternate tunning.
|05-18-2004 02:15 PM|
Rich didn't say it hadn't been tried, just that he had never been asked to do it. In the book that you used to get with a Universe it suggests a high A as a possible arrangement.
You could use 2 9s, but the string tension would be very different between them.
|05-18-2004 02:05 PM|
Hmmm, not once Rich? I can't believe it hasn't been tried yet. Think of the soloing options!!!!
You could just use 2- 9's for the top! You wouldn't need to go thinner would you? I think it would work, and you could make the jump to 7 easier. I'd think it would also be easier to mute the top than the bottom and you keep all the chord patterns the same. Now I'm excited
|05-18-2004 11:50 AM|
|Rich||Not even once|
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