G C G C F A D - String Gauge

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  1. Den24

    Den24 New Member

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    Hi! I have a 7 strings Schecter Damien Elite and I would mount D'Addario strings.
    I (would) play music like Periphery, Forevermore, Novelists...
    What would you recommend for string gauge for this set up?

    Tuning: G C G C F A D
    Scale: 26.5"
    Tension: Medium-Heavy

    Thanks you all!
     
  2. AC.Lin

    AC.Lin Master of the 0-string guitar

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    I would use something like a pack of d'Addario 11-56 + 72.
    Because that tuning is basically a Drop C with a low G, and i do actually use that tuning and that config !

    Also, check the link in my signature for more info about tuning and string gauge. I made a complete guide about it.
     
  3. cwhitey2

    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    For medium to tight tension these will deff work. I used to play in that running with 59 for the low G :lol: i like my tension light
     
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  4. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    I recently worked on a friend's Schecter PT-7 and put it in the same tuning. It's a 26.5" scale as well. I used the D'addario 10-74 8 string set without the 64 and it worked out pretty well :yesway: a little lighter on the top strings, but that helps out with lead playing and bends IMO
     
  5. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear Vendor

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    len 26.5
    d4 .0105 dapl == 15.32#
    a3 .014 dapl == 15.29#

    f3 .019 dapl == 17.74#
    or
    f3 .021 danw == 18.4#

    c3 .029 danw == 19.86#
    g2 .038 danw == 18.5#
    c2 .058 danw == 19.3#
    g1 .076 danw == 18.21#

    Try this :) As you can see, gauge doubles every octave for equal tension so that's always a good rule of thumb for drop tuning.
     
  6. Djentlover666

    Djentlover666 Good case of the djents

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    11- 56 with a 64 or a 68. 68 is tight. I just tried it a month ago and hated it. But if you like that much tension then . And yes my 7 string 26.5 like yours. I even think 11-56 is too tight for drop c for 26.5 but to each their own. I would do 8-50 with a 64
     
  7. DudeManBrother

    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    I’d try 10-52/68 and 11-56/74. I’d personally go with the heavier set, but I think the straight 26.5 scale would retain good tension with either set.
     

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