Ibanez RGA7 set up questions

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  1. skwis

    skwis SS.org Regular

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    So I'm getting an Ibanez RGA7 in a few days and I need to know what gauge strings to buy and what pickups to buy. It's a 25.5" scale neck and it will be in drop A (AEADGBe), so what gauge do you recommend for the low A? I play death metal/deathcore so low end is very important to my style. But I also shred a lot as well, so I need pups that work well with both high and low. Please help out a seven string noob like me, it will be much appreciated! :)
     
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    Hi,
    I got a Rg827qm with same scale length, i have it set up with .010 .014 .018 .028 .0.38 .049 .060 high to low in the same tuning, i like it pretty tight, but i guess that a standard D'addario .010 to .059 works, but that low A would get a bit sloppy! The RGA comes factory tuned with that string set but i would suggest that you buy a larger B string like a .060 or larger!:)
     
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    I do drop A with a .60. It works perfectly fine. I play in standard or Eb most of the time on my 7 but if I was going lower I would suggest bigger for sure. For Drop A the RGA works fine
     
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    Sam MJ Tries to be helpful

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    Personally I would go for a 10-46 with a 62 for the A
     
  5. Zombie13

    Zombie13 Guitartist

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    We use the same tuning/scale length, my gauge is
    .10 .13 .17 .26 .36 .46 .60

    I've used tons of variations and that works best for me, my singer/guitarist uses gauge .12s and a .74 for his :O

    Try out some different ones and see what feels better for you.
     
  6. MrPepperoniNipples

    MrPepperoniNipples SS.org Regular

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    on my 927qm, same scale length and all

    I have it set up in drop A with 9's and a 56 on the bottom and that works fine for me, makes it much easier on the hands for the fast legato lead runs and more physically demanding and technical rhythm parts
     
  7. DjentDjentlalala

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    Sorry for bitching,but i dont think Death Metal and Deathcore are similar :scratch::scratch::scratch: anyway,DONT go for a 59.My 7420 was floppy as hell with it.I'm going for a .65 bass string,you'll know how it feels as soon as i go and bring her back home.
     
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    HOKENSTYFE HeartWyrm

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    Not sure if any of this is going to help. As I play more Progressive Metal.

    I got a RGA7QM with Ernie Ball Power Slinky. Tuned to G-C-F-A#-D-G-C. Wanted an .011 for my high C. Pickups are BKP. Cold Sweat in the Neck & Warpig in the Bridge. Chrome covered Alnico.
     
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    GHS .10-.60 in drop A is what I play on mine. Feels good man.
     

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