G# tuning string gauge on 26.5" scale

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  1. Petef2007

    Petef2007 SS.org Regular

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    Hi guys, just need a bit of advice

    I've got back into the 7 string game with a Jackson JS22-7, which has a 26.5" scale.

    I'm looking to tune it down 1.5 steps to G# tuning. C# G# E B F# C# G# top to bottom.

    What would you recommend for string gauge for this tuning with a 26.5"?

    For what it's worth, I like strings I can dig into, so I go a little heavier than usual. For example, I like 12-60 in C# 6 string.
     
  2. lurè

    lurè Can't buy skill so I buy gear

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    10-52+70 for the lower string
     
  3. Djentlover666

    Djentlover666 Good case of the djents

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    9-64 or 10-64 I just tried a 10-68 set and regret it because I like to experiment with tunings a lot and. 68 is way to tight for drop A and B standard. And drop B, drop Bb are never going to happen. But if you are never going to mess with different tunings, then 10-68.
     
  4. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    If the 12-60 set you like is on a 25.5" scale, you could just go one step lighter to accommodate for the 26.5" with something like a 11-56 set. Then just add something like a 68 or 70 for the low G# depending on how much tension you want relative to the other strings.
     
  5. Grindspine

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    For G# standard tuning on my 26.5" RGD, NYXL 11-64 have done the trick. If you are used to using 12-60 on a six string already, you could try some heavier LaBella strings.
     

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