Strings/Picks for a 27" scale

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  1. Joshua

    Joshua Music sucks

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    Alright, so I have an Agile Septor Elite 727 and cannot for the life of me get the string comfortable/ I'm using an Ernie Ball Standard Slinky set (10-46) and a .58 for the Low A, dropped A tuning, and Dunlop 2.0mm Jazz III's. Seems like everything is okay except for the low A, just doesnt feel tight enough. Maybe it's the picks. Any recommendations?
     
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    on a 27" scale with a .46 the E has 19.6 lbs of tension on it. I'm guessing you're looking for something comparable to that.
    A .59 for an A on a 27" scale is 14.7 lbs of tension.
    You'd probably want to put a 68 or a 70 on for the low A to have comparable tension to your E. a .68 is 19.3 lbs and a .70 is 20.4 lbs

    Tension calculators are wonderful things.
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    Nvm I calculated wrong.
     
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    Damn, thanks! That just seems insanely tight haha
     
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    It will feel much better with the extra tension, trust me. When I got my RG7321 that I ordered used from Guitar Center, it had a set of 10's with the same gauge string for both the E and B, causing the B to be flubby as hell. Put a 64 on there and it made a world of difference.
     
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    .068 @ A is almost the same tension as .046 @ E. I used that for a while, it worked great (on a 6 in drop A tho)
     
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    I think I'll try something in the 60-range. 64 just seems hella tight
     
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    And I think you'll need a special baritone pick, if I recall correctly.......
     
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    That's right....and make sure you get the one for 27" and not 28" :lol:

    I'm just kidding. If you were using really light picks, I'd recommend something stiffer, but that 2mm is just fine.
     
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    Thanks man. I play a little better with my 3mm picks, but I think it may just be the loose A that's causing the problems.
     
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    The number sounds high man but it's really not. I don't know why there is such a big gauge jump to get equal tension in the lower range, but damn it feels good! Like a whole guitar rather than 6 strings and a low string.
     
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    Valennic Many Fingers

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    This.

    It seems high, it really does, but it works out in the feeling register. After a couple minutes, the uppage in gauge is completely unnoticable, just gone.
     
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    Winspear Tom Winspear Vendor

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    ^ And then if you ever try light again you wonder what the fuck you were thinking :) I used to play in drop A with standard 7 string sets..54..wtf..
     
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    Something in the 64-70 range.

    I use a 64 on a 26.5" guitar for B, but I need tighter strings, should be fine for you on a 27" in A, if it still isn't, use a 68 or 70.

    This isn't as weird as you think, Karl Sanders often uses 27" customs with a 72 for A.
     
  15. Joshua

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    Yeah, but that's Karl Sanders :lol:
    I think I'll take the advice and go with atleast a 64, maybe something thicker if needed
     

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