String Guage for 25.5-27 fanned fret guitar

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  1. Lionsden

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    0B76D91C-BDAA-448A-B425-DBBDB27EB8C1.jpeg E64E1EE9-1D74-42E5-B768-D7137E015956.jpeg Got a Jackson SLAT-7FF on the way and am wondering about string gauges. I generally play 10-46 in standard on my 6 but have never played a multiscale nor a 27” scale so I’m wondering what you guys generally use for the Low-B in standard?
     
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    10-52 comes standard with that guitar.
     
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    That fan 'fixes' standard 10-59 sets from D'addario very nicely. A more balanced feel on regular frets than those sets is 48 and 62, but the fan compensates for it for a similar feel.
    Try the EXL110-7 10-59 set and see what you think.
     
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    Whered
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    I’m really hoping that a standard 10 set works with it and feels even across the scale length. I played a 26.5 with a 60 on the B which worked but I didn’t like the added tension in the high end
     
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    i use the d'daddrio 10-59. tom is right that is fixes that set. feels great.
     
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    im in the same situation only I use Drop G# OPEN tuning which is:
    G#, D#, G#, C#, G#, C#

    any ideas on gauges?. I normally like thinnnn strings with a looser tension.
     
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    I’ve been using 11-56 for like C# standard on a 25.5 so am hoping that a 10-58/59 works well for B-Standard or maybe even Bb
     
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    What scale length are you using? For something like open tuning I’d look to do some custom set cause with standard string sets you’ll have to compromise somewhere as they’re not designed for open tuning.
     
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    Im using 25.5 - 27 like OP

    yeah I figured as much. I dont mind too much though buying singles and making my own sets.
    What do you think? (also Im more an Ernie Ball player)
     
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    12 16 26 36 48 70 will be super :) 11 15 on top for a lighter feel. 68 will suffice on the bottom too, wouldn't go looser :)
     
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    ah nice!
    Thanks for this!!

    The whole lot comes in at less than £10 too from strings direct (granted there is still £2 postage ontop but whatever)

    Gone for 70 on bottom (because sometimes i like dropping the G# down to an F) and the lighter 11-15 ontop \m/
     
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    They obviously didn't have multi scale instruments in mind but its crazy just how well the typical unbalanced string sets turn into progressive tension sets.
     
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