Hello all! I am fairly new to this forum, I've been lurking for a while, but haven't posted yet. Anyway, I have been playing a 7 string now for about a year or so, after having played 6 strings for 10+ years. I currently play in a band with another 6 string guitarist. He uses a 6 string, tuned to Drop A#. I want to use my 7 string, but I'm looking for another alternative to just tuning it up half a step into A#. I was thinking of tuning the 1st 6 to A#, then having a low G or perhaps an F on the bottom end. I was wondering if anyone here could give me some good advice for a tuning to use to complement his A# tuning. Also, I would like some input on string gauge choices for such a low tuning. Any help or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.