I just got my first 7 string, a Schecter Hellraiser C7, and it came stock with I believe .58-.11 gauge strings. Needless to say, when I tune down to Drop A to crank out some Nile, it sounds like I'm bashing a sack of coins from all of the fret buzz. I already have .58 and .52 gauge single strings laying around, so I ordered the Zakk Wylde .70-.11. With this set and the string I have, I can have a gauge setup as follows: B .70 E .58 A .52 D .36 - .38 G .18 B .14 E .11 Should that be enough to stop the strings from flopping around so much? - I may also raise the bridge a bit due to the big gauge jump. And would that be too much for my guitar to handle? I know when I put .60-.11s on my 6 string I ended up filling down the slots they fit into and it ended up very slightly bowing the neck. I mainly will play this in Drop A and B Standard, so I know that could put a bit of tension on the neck.