Hey guys new here.. string guages??

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  1. RayM

    RayM Sleaze

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    Hey guys been experimenting with different gauges and brands for extended range guitars specifiy an 8 string guitar with 27in scale. Ive been using the Circle K/Kalium strings for a few weeks now. I think I like those over the DRs.
    10-78 seems to work best
    What do you guys think?
    Anyone ever use the Kalium strings?
     
  2. rockskate4x

    rockskate4x rockskate4x

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    For standard tuning I find that .009's are plenty tight for the top end at 27" scale. .009 .012 .016 .024 .033 .045 .059 .079 works great.
     
  3. 7stg

    7stg SS.org Regular

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    I use 9's on my 27" 7 string. Kalium strings are great and Skip is great to work with.

    On my m80m 29.4" I use 9's too which is almost like 10's at 27". I wanna try 8's.

    D'Addario
    E4
    27"
    0.008 - 11.62716019
    0.0085 - 13.12770343
    0.009 -14.71024357
    0.0095 - 16.39117999
    0.01 - 18.162313

    29.4
    0.008 - 13.78607981
    0.0085 - 15.56524244
    0.009 - 17.44162707
    0.0095 - 19.4346781
    0.01 - 21.53467333

    F#1
    27
    70 - 14.41556587
    72 - 15.19361643
    74 - 15.9595604
    80 - 18.56522268

    29.4
    64 - 14.35147436
    66 - 15.29026106
    68 - 16.19459687
    70 - 17.0922339

    Kalium
    F#1
    27
    0.067 - 14.05506372
    0.07 - 15.17119501
    0.073 - 16.48947417
    0.076 - 17.92086122
    0.079 - 19.19257033

    29.4
    0.063 - 14.66025002
    0.065 - 15.71565297
    0.067 - 16.66479408
    0.07 - 17.98816752
    0.073 - 19.55122345
     
  4. Santuzzo

    Santuzzo SS.org Regular

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    I used to play 009-054 on my 7s, but some time ago I changed to 010-056.
     
  5. PBGas

    PBGas SS.org Regular

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    on my JP12 7, I us a 9-46 and a 56 for the 7th string. Works perfectly for me.
     

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