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Unread 01-05-2012, 12:53 AM   #1
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String Gauge Question.

Hi guys, I recently got my frist 7 string and I put Super Slinkies on it. And my B string is a 56 I believe, is that the proper gauge for 9's?

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Unread 01-05-2012, 12:58 AM   #2
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I've always used a 58-60 for C on a 25.5 when tuning low.
Maybe a 62-64 for B on a 25.5. IMO
All preference really.
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My experience is from 56 and lighter is quite irritating to play chords on because you have to play very light to avoid strings toughing the frets because they become really wobbly. %9 and thicker is awesome because they dont have that problem and for solo playing tehy dont soom hard just a nice tension altogether

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get DR heavys.. my preference
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I use a 54 for a B on a 25.5", and it's just fine to me. I have a 56 right now because I wanted to try heavier strings, and I can barely feel the difference on the low strings, but I can't bend as well on the high strings because of the stiffer tension. 9-54 sounds like a good fit for a 7 string at 25.5", from my point of view.
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.56 compared to anything thicker!

the 56 size gauge gets more of a twang sound than any size thicker than that. its my favorite size to use. anything thicker seems like it blocks out the true tone. thats just my experience though.
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If I use 11-54 on my six string guitar(which is perfect for me),what gauge should I use for my Low B?
(I plan to play in Drop G or A Standard).
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If I use 11-54 on my six string guitar(which is perfect for me),what gauge should I use for my Low B?
(I plan to play in Drop G or A Standard).
Definitely, between 0.66 and 0.74.
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