26.5 for standard tuning ????????

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  1. TheFashel12

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    I've been checking out some Schecter 7 strings recently and all of them have a 26.5 inch scale length . Is it possible to use standard tuning on that scale length and still be able to bend properly , or do you have to stick to a dropped tuning ???????? :scratch:
     
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    Standard-tuning is fine with this scale! All in all, it's just one inch more!
     
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    Even if it was like a 30" scale you could just use lighter strings.
     
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    I use 10-46 in standard tuning on my Loomis. It is tighter than on my 25.5 strat but still perfectly playable.
     
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    I prefer the tension of 26.5" with 11-58s over 25.5" with the same strings. You wont notice too much of a difference likely. You may even like it better. but worst case scenario you will buy lighter strings and get the same tension as you're used to.

    Adding an extra inch of scale length isnt going to be like "boom 300 pounds of tension" lol
     
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    I dig the tension of my 26.5" Hellraiser C7, in standard tuning.
    I use 11-52 + 62 string gauge. Sounds clear as hell.
     
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    with the same gauge on string it does feel significantly tighter than a 25,5.
     
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    The 26.5 scale may look kinda weird. The feel is just unreal. Give it a shot!
     
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    I used to use 9-52 on my 607b(27" scale) in standard tuning and it felt perfect.
     
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    Just use lighter strings, if you like 10s on 25.5 try 9s for 26.5.
     
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    9-54 on my rgd2127 is perfect standard tuning gauge for me.
     
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    I have a Loomis and Hellraiser 7 and use 10s no problem, but you could go to 9s if you had to.
     
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    I am 99% positive my strings are lighter than what you use for standard. I use a custom set of .008-.042 for standard at 27". One-and-a-half step bends are easy.
     
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    just say yes
     
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    Don't do that. Your guitar will explode:nono:
     
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    My RGD2120 is in standard atm. The tension is very comfortable with 10-46 to me.
     
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    Every inch counts :cool:
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    and thanks to everyone for the helpful info :D
     
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    In all seriousness dude, I have two 26.5" Schecters - standard tuning with 10's is perfect for me and I like to bend (pun intended) :yesway:
     

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