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cheesegod 10-12-2005 07:50 PM

8 strings
 
whats the tuning for an 8 string?

m0p 10-12-2005 07:53 PM

Re: 8 strings
 
I'd assume G-B-E-A-D-G-B-E, but what do I know :/

littlegreenman 10-12-2005 08:16 PM

Re: 8 strings
 
Depends on if you are going lower or higher, tuning on an 8 string is
F#, B, E, A, D, G, b, e on an XL scale neck, or

B, E, A, D, G, b, e, a on a 25.5" scale neck.

brothersnowgone 10-12-2005 09:58 PM

Re: 8 strings
 
I don't think any strings would make it to high a. I don't remember where I heard or read it, but I think Vai first wanted to make a 7 string tuned like E-A-D-G-b-e-a, but he ran into problems because the high a would snap before he could get it to pitch. IF I remember correctly.

fleeeep 10-12-2005 10:21 PM

Re: 8 strings
 
rusty cooley has an 8 string Conklin with a high A so ask him what guage he uses

littlegreenman 10-12-2005 11:17 PM

Re: 8 strings
 
Hamer did a production 7 string with a High A, use a .007 and it works fine, I've done 8 strings with that gauge as well. I wouldn't have posted it if I didn't know for sure that it works.......
I've tuned .009's to high A in the past as well for different nashville tunings, they break fairly easy, but it's possible.

brothersnowgone 10-12-2005 11:49 PM

Re: 8 strings
 
I didn't even know they made .007's. Damn that's a small string!

dreaming_neon_black 10-13-2005 08:05 AM

Re: 8 strings
 
Quote:

usty cooley has an 8 string Conklin with a high A so ask him what guage he uses
He has a fan-fretted 8 though, so the high A has a shorter scale length (I think).

timi_h 10-13-2005 12:43 PM

Re: 8 strings
 
i think that the high a on that is 25.5, the lower strings go to 26.5 or somethin, and its said on his website he uses an .008 for the high A
personally id want a shorter scale for i high a as i doubt that would be very balanced with the other strings at that much tension

Memq 10-31-2005 03:40 PM

Re: 8 strings
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by brothersnowgone
I don't think any strings would make it to high a. I don't remember where I heard or read it, but I think Vai first wanted to make a 7 string tuned like E-A-D-G-b-e-a, but he ran into problems because the high a would snap before he could get it to pitch. IF I remember correctly.

Thank god he Found The LOW B!!!! Better than High A. AM i RIGHT??

fettouhi 10-31-2005 05:08 PM

Re: 8 strings
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fleeeep
rusty cooley has an 8 string Conklin with a high A so ask him what guage he uses

Hasn't Rusty sold that thing by now?

Regards

André




Battle-axe 10-31-2005 05:44 PM

Re: 8 strings
 
Nah, that was his 9 string. Still has his 8. :)

guitarshredder7 11-02-2005 02:49 PM

Re: 8 strings
 
9 strings are bad ass


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