Dino's got a signature set of strings now

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  1. kingpinMS3

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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I thought he used a lighter string gauge? like 9 - 52. Guess he bumped it up.
     
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    Totally should have called them "Securitone (Nickel Plate 2000)". :lol:
     
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    Was also expecting other gauges. That 8 string set looks like a horrible choice :scratch:
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire

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    Depends what scale his 8's are. 62 on like 27+ is fine if you have a softer picking technique.
     
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    KnightBrolaire pickupwhoricus americanus

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    lmao, have you seen dino play? dude picks like a motherfucker, 62 will be floppy.
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire

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    I like it a little loose and floopy -cue dangley parts-

    Jokes aside, after watching a couple of videos the 8th string is moving around quite a bit. He still has a ridiculously articulate picking technique despite that and his tone sounds good.

    TL;DR - Works for Dino, can't be that bad.
     
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    :shrug: I know for me that'd be way to floppy. I like my low strings toooooight like a toygger
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Dino's always used really thin strings. Fluctuated between 9 - 52 and 10 - 54, and seems to have settled with 10 - 56. As for the 8, I'm not sure if it was a 62 or 64 originally. Whatever it is, yeah, he's always used really fucking small string gauges.
     
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    The 10-64 set I use has a 54 for the 6th string but I play a 25.5 in B standard.

    Good golly that may be floppy. What scale is is 7 string sig? Does going up an inch/1.5 inches really add that much tension?
     
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    Really interested in trying out his 8 string set

    Would be really nice for F# standard but I'm afraid it'd end up being too loose for my normal Eb (74 gauge)
     
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    Last I read he bought a 10-46 set, and then bought a 52 to go on top, for his 7's.

    He is definitely one reason why I have always used light strings.
     
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    The locking trem helps bump up the tension also. It adds a little tension, and keeps it in tune, regardless of flop.
     
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    Wouldn’t be the first time I was wrong, but I don’t believe a tremolo adds tension at all (in the neutral position).

    Yeah I was shocked when I first learned of just how light he really went. Over the years though I find myself gravitating towards lighter gauges (to a point). I just prefer that extra bit of brightness to the attack, especially when palm muting.
     
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    The Trem don't, but the locking nut does. You will get bendier strings if you take off the locking nut.
     
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    Everyone's talking about how light these string are, but actually 10-46 for standard on a 27 scale is rather on the tight side for me. 54 for B light to normal. And 62 like wtf I would use this for a low A, but F# ...
     
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    Keep in mind Dino mostly plays a step down.... in A tuning....
     
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    So then you could buy the 8 string set, throw the 56 away, use the 10-46 for the higher 6 strings in D tuning and the 62 for the 7th string in A. Is that what you're saying?
    Well, think that might work well but I'm also quite sure that one could have that cheaper without throwing one string away.
     
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    Spaghetti low string gauges but it works for him. A lot of the time it's what these guys get used to playing when they were younger, compromising tension in favour of tone and just using what they are given. You'd be surprised how many big players aren't picky about any guitar specs.

    No idea how he can play with such loose low strings, it's like driving around with a flat tire and you costantly have to correct the wheel.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    The guys from Meshuggah also used really thin strings. 9 - 52 when they were playing sevens half-step down. The thinner strings can play a part in the tone.
     
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