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Unread 04-30-2010, 06:48 AM   #26
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I currently use a baritone 68 set & alternate between drop G & drop F#. I don't have much of a problem with it.
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Unread 04-30-2010, 07:01 AM   #27
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I would have thought youd need at least an 80 guage, depends on taste though
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Unread 04-30-2010, 07:39 AM   #28
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Seriously, dude... you don't have to even search. This is a sticky in the Gear & Equipment section. A search for "string tension" would surely have gotten you there.



This is a very helpful tool and people need to just start using it. As a very general rule of thumb, in my experience, you need at least 12-13 lb. of tension to avoid "serious flop," 14-15 lb. for minimum usable tension with good tone and intonation, and 16-18 lb. minimum for aggressive playing styles. YMMV, but compare your string gauge experiments with the results of the calculator.

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I would have thought youd need at least an 80 guage, depends on taste though

Well yeah exactly dude, I don't like a really tight string tension. I used to have a .66 on the low G but had to go for the .68 when I started alternating to F#
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Hey guys, I recommend using a Morpheus Droptune and detuning a 7-string standard tuning (B-E-A-D-G-B-E) down 5 half-step increments to get to that awesome low F# so it would then become F#-B-E-A-D-F#-B, it sounds really muddy and djenty and it needs a bit of tone tweaking to get it sounding perfect, but I'd defo get a hold of a Morpheus Droptune, even if it does sounding muddy in F#, it's still perfect for me anyway!
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Hey guys, I recommend using a Morpheus Droptune and detuning a 7-string standard tuning (B-E-A-D-G-B-E) down 5 half-step increments to get to that awesome low F# so it would then become F#-B-E-A-D-F#-B, it sounds really muddy and djenty and it needs a bit of tone tweaking to get it sounding perfect, but I'd defo get a hold of a Morpheus Droptune, even if it does sounding muddy in F#, it's still perfect for me anyway!
djent is basically the exact opposite of mud so i dont see how its muddy and djenty at the same time, also nice necrobump

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