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Unread 06-18-2007, 05:04 AM   #1
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Question String Gauge for Schecter C7 Hellraiser

Hello, am new to the forum and I must say what a wicked one it is. Have been searching for a good 7 for a while, decided on a C7, fancied trying actives have a Ibanez 6 (RG Prestige) with passives which I like but thought I'd give EMGs a go.

My question is about string gauge, I am planning to tune drop D with a low A and I prefer quite tight strings anyway, I have 10-46 on my standard tuned Ibbi and 11-52 on my drop c tuned Ibbi, so thats the sort of tension and feel I like. I am guessing 10-52 (d'addario exl140) with a 60 or thicker for the low A. What do you guys reckon? Cheers, Fionn.
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Unread 06-18-2007, 05:38 AM   #2
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I've got an Ibanez RG1527 which has a 25.5" neck. And I use 10-14-19-28-39-52 with a 65 (soon to be 68) for the B. The tension is fantastic!

It's quite important to get all your tensions right. Go to the D'Addario string tension guide. Have fun...
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Cheers for that but now I'm confused! I think I'll use the same as you the 10-52 with a big A! I'm not sure how the C7's extended neck will affect the tension, I know it'll increase but how much?

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I had ~9-46 with a 60 in standard and halfstep flat on my hellraiser and loved it, but went to a 70 cause I could and loved it even more! For me the 60 was perfect in B and the 70 was a little thick for Bflat, but not by much. 66/68 would be perfect for me. If I had it still I'd be probably on 9-50/66 in bflat. Infact thats what I plan on running on my next 7.
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I've got an Ibanez RG1527 which has a 25.5" neck. And I use 10-14-19-28-39-52 with a 65 (soon to be 68) for the B. The tension is fantastic!

It's quite important to get all your tensions right. Go to the D'Addario string tension guide. Have fun...
Its not that important to get even tension between the strings since you might like light top and heavy bottom for example. I have a .9 for the high D (standard A tuning) and I really think its more comfortable that way. At the same time my lowest A string is a .68.

.9 - .68 works great for me! Try it, or a heavier string for the High E.

Btw, sometimes I tune up to standard B and thats no problem at all.

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i use 52 gauge on my 6 strings for drop c and for my 7 strings for standard B i use 56s

especially with a 26" scale you can't go wrong

unless you really dig big gauges
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11-58 in the same guitar, tuned standar D, low A and works great.

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I'm doing a 9-46 with a 60 as the low B string and it works great! Nice and tight, with tons of clarity. when I was going with a 56 or 58 for the low B, it sounded okay, but no where near as good as the 60. I'd try a 60 first, and if you think you'd like a thicker one after that then go for it!

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I use the D'addario set of 10-59 for my 7. Not too light, not too chunky. And I love D'adds too, for their bright tone. Really great for cleans.
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i use 10-46 with a .52 for my low B on my Hellraiser. i usually tune to Bb or Ab. Djent!
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cheers for the info. prolly gonna go 10-52 with a 60 something for the A.

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