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Old 01-11-2017, 05:12 AM   #1
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String gauges for drop A on a 27".

I just ordered a 27" scale guitar to play reasonably thing strings on a drop A tuning (I'm doing a lot of Pain and Hypocrisy covers these days, Tatgren phase maybe) Yes, it's a very good and special one that will make Feraledge happy (no, it's not a baritone horizon, calm down dude ), yes, there will be an NGD when I get it, likely tomorrow if Chronopost doesn't screw the delivery point delivery, and yes, I could test it myself later on, but what are you guys using in this configuration ?

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Old 01-11-2017, 05:15 AM   #2
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a low 64/65 d addario works great for me.
But tension is very personal, so yea ull have to try a few sets.

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Old 01-11-2017, 08:09 AM   #3
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On my 27" RAN Crusher 7 I use D'Addarios 59 for B and drop A... enought tension for me!
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:19 AM   #4
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I just ordered a 27" scale guitar to play reasonably thing strings on a drop A tuning (I'm doing a lot of Pain and Hypocrisy covers these days, Tatgren phase maybe) Yes, it's a very good and special one that will make Feraledge happy (no, it's not a baritone horizon, calm down dude ), yes, there will be an NGD when I get it, likely tomorrow if Chronopost doesn't screw the delivery point delivery, and yes, I could test it myself later on, but what are you guys using in this configuration ?
Well, I am using an 0.70 (beneath that 0.95 E string) for the low A on my E Octave tuned 28" Ibanez, for getting it tight enough for all playing purposes.

Try with an 0.72-0.74 gauge string for that dropped A string. It will be killer for sure!
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:01 PM   #5
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It's all pretty subjective, but I tune my 27" Carvin DC7X to drop A with a custom D'addario set that's 9, 11.5, 15, 25, 34, 46, 65

I can put together custom sets out of single strings on the D'addario site and even mix-match types of strings (the 65 is an NYXL and the rest are regular XL) all for a lot less than piecing together "regular" sets or ordering singles off of other sites.



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What gauge strings would you normally use for drop A on a 25.5", OP?

Or anyone else ftm. Just curious about the difference in gauge you guys go with from standard to extended lengths.

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Ultimately its subjective as to what you like the feel of. I even find that I prefer different gauges on different guitars (even if in same tuning with same scale length).
When I had an LTD VB-300 (27" scale 6-string in Drop A) I used a D'addario 7-string 10-59 set and threw away the 10, leaving 13-59.
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I'm using Elixir 10-56 in my Ibanez Rg7421XL. To be honest it sounds tight enough for me. Thicker strings sound to bassy.

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Whatever you would use for drop Bb on 25.5
Personally, 10.5-48+66

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Old 01-12-2017, 03:55 AM   #12
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What gauge strings would you normally use for drop A on a 25.5", OP?

Or anyone else ftm. Just curious about the difference in gauge you guys go with from standard to extended lengths.
I use 56 on my ibby in B, when I drop the A I find it a bit flubby for my tastes but it's fine for b. I never was into the golden gate bridge cables on my guitars, which is why I'm getting a baritone.
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On my 27" RAN Crusher 7 I use D'Addarios 59 for B and drop A... enought tension for me!
Listen to this guy. I also had a RAN 27'' tuned to A standard with 66, 64, 62 and finally I got a 59 for the 7th string. The easiest to intonate and keep in tune so far. I was obsessed with tight strings and I'm a lot happier now with that "not as tight" gauge.
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I use 56 on my ibby in B, when I drop the A I find it a bit flubby for my tastes but it's fine for b. I never was into the golden gate bridge cables on my guitars, which is why I'm getting a baritone.
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I have a heavy right hand attack so I use a .068 for the low A on my DC7X.
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Old 01-17-2017, 03:34 PM   #16
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Thanks for the input everybody, I hope tp post the NGD soon, having some courier issues. (again...)
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