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03-19-2011 02:01 PM
Trickae
Re: 7 String gauge question....

I've used a 0.60 for my low B but i;m now after more tightness. I'm thinking of trying a 0.62 or a 0.64 and keep the hyrbid gauges tuned to standard E.
01-02-2011 04:19 PM
YaYoGakk
Re: 7 String gauge question....

5 year old thread, man.
01-02-2011 03:15 AM
kissess
Re: 7 String gauge question....

Quote:
Originally Posted by gunther View Post
I tune to regular tuneing with 11's and a 70 for the A I like thick strings it gives me more feel and tone on string bends also the band nevermore uses 70 for there low string although i don't Know what they tune to I think it just half/step down


they are in droped... so its more like AEADGBE...
08-27-2005 04:59 AM
T-MU
Re: 7 String gauge question....

Quote:
Originally Posted by 7 Dying Trees
Are the springs new? And how many do you use? I have to use 4 to keep the trem stable when playing (any less and there isn't enough countertension, well, you can do it, but it just decreases tuning stability) That is a hell of a lot of tension considering the scale length!
I use four springs , tuning stability is ok, but far from perfect. I usually have to check my tuning after I do excessive dive bombing.
08-21-2005 09:18 PM
7 Dying Trees
Re: 7 String gauge question....

Quote:
Originally Posted by T-MU
That's exactly what I use also (tho I have 27" scale axe). It would be perfect, only if trem action was a little looser
Are the springs new? And how many do you use? I have to use 4 to keep the trem stable when playing (any less and there isn't enough countertension, well, you can do it, but it just decreases tuning stability) That is a hell of a lot of tension considering the scale length!
08-18-2005 12:49 PM
T-MU
Re: 7 String gauge question....

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Originally Posted by 7 Dying Trees
I use a set of 10-52's with a 70 (bass string) tuned to ADGCFAD) and it works fine, keeps all the srtrings nice and tight, but with the treble side supple for soloing

THicker bass strings are definately the way, stops everything flapping around when you dig in
That's exactly what I use also (tho I have 27" scale axe). It would be perfect, only if trem action was a little looser
08-17-2005 11:55 AM
7 Dying Trees
Re: 7 String gauge question....

I use a set of 10-52's with a 70 (bass string) tuned to ADGCFAD) and it works fine, keeps all the srtrings nice and tight, but with the treble side supple for soloing

THicker bass strings are definately the way, stops everything flapping around when you dig in
08-14-2005 10:11 PM
pretaanluxis
Re: 7 String gauge question....

I tune down 1 step (2 frets). I use .011-.065 flat-wound strings on a 25.5" scale.

I tried many different string sizes and types but most were too floppy and didn't retain their tuning well at all.

My 7th string is still really muddy and out of tune sounding but if I go any thicker it'll just sound like a bass string which isn't so good...so I'm thinking I need to get a longer scale guitar, so I can put on thinner strings and still retain tuning.
08-08-2005 04:40 PM
ukwan
Re: 7 String gauge question....

9 to 46 with a 56 on the bottom is what i use.
08-07-2005 05:22 PM
fettouhi
Re: 7 String gauge question....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drache713
it would be a good idea to bump up the 7th string gauge to around a .58, or .60 if you're a little more ballsy.
Definately .

Regards

André



08-07-2005 04:54 PM
IbanezroadstarII
Re: 7 String gauge question....

Quote:
Originally Posted by gunther
I use a 70 on aeadgbe tuneing

Yikes, watch out for the brown note dude.
08-06-2005 08:38 PM
Tsorovan
Re: 7 String gauge question....

Also, another benefit with having loose wound strings is that you can get a nice chug or djent — as it's known in certain circles — sound from palm mutes of those strings, something you can't with higher tensioned unwound strings.
08-04-2005 03:07 PM
JTM45
Re: 7 String gauge question....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tsorovan
I like the tone and playability of thinner strings more, at least for the unwound strings. I get way more tone control with those detuned. Thick unwound strings just go plonk plonk.
I totally second that !

If i could get away with it i'd use a .52 for my low B but i don't find the tension is quite there so i've been using a .54 lately and that's fine.

Like Tsorovan says, the unwound top three strings being too thick (with the increased tension that provides also) just sounds terrible to me.

I also find i play much better and more precisely with lighter gauge strings.
08-04-2005 02:55 PM
Chud
Re: 7 String gauge question....

I tune with a 56 or 58 i think on the 7th.

I tune to aeadgbe. My 7-string is being a bit homosexual recently though. I need to set it up/clean it up a bit.
08-04-2005 02:45 PM
Tsorovan
Re: 7 String gauge question....

I like the tone and playability of thinner strings more, at least for the unwound strings. I get way more tone control with those detuned. Thick unwound strings just go plonk plonk.
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