what strings do you prefer?

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  1. 7stringstohangyouwith

    7stringstohangyouwith SS.org Regular

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    My first 7 string guitar that I had just ordered I think comes with 9-54 strings; isn't that a bit light or simply "standard"?
     
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    fully depends on your tuning, scale length, and personal preference

    once your guitar ariives try it, if you dont like it, go with a set of 10's

    some brands ship guitars with 9's as "standard", others with 10's
     
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    possumkiller Goose stepping in front of a mirror

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    I prefer non-nickel strings. Nickel strings give me a rash.
     
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    Haun SS.org Regular

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    Elixir 9-46 with a 56 or 60 on the bottom, on a 25,5" scale in standard. Works great for me, and retains a "guitar string sound". I find that if you go too heavy on the gauges it just doesn't sound right anymore and starts to sound more like a bass. A lot of people go heavier, but .60 for a low B on 25,5 seems to be my limit.
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    Both my sevs are 9-54 in standard, works good for me.
     
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    setsuna7 Poor Gearwhore

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    Paradigm 10-62. Standard B or Drop A.
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    In standard tuning I like the feel of 10s and the sound of (heavy bottom) 9s.

    I suppose I should try 9.5s.
     
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    D'Addario XL 9s - been using them on my 6s for a loooonngg time. My sevs get XL 10-59s, but I'm new to 7s so there may be some experimentation with different gauges. And, I have several people pushing me to try NYXLs, so I might toss a pair of those on one 7 and the standard XLs on the other.
     
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    Daddario NYXL 9,5-44 + 60 for Bb Standard with my 26'5 Schecter
     
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    I use 9-42 with a 56 for Bb Standard/ Drop Ab. That's for my 25.5", 26.5", and 27" 7 Strings. For my 28.625" 8 String, I use the D'Addario NYXL 9-80 set. Been switching between Elixir Nanoweb and Optiweb lately for the 7s.

    I used to use D'addario balanced tension 9-40+56, but I was changing strings every week. Elixirs have been lasting me at least 2 months at a time. I don't play the 8 very much, so those strings last a lot longer.
     
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    I use these for my seven. I tune to drop g with a 27 inch neck. Imo the tension is perfect, but i don't like super tight strings.
     
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    ArtDecade John Bohlinger's Dank Stash

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    10-46 Standard
    11-56 Drop C#
    11-60 Drop C (Same set as above, but I buy buy a single 60 for it)
     
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    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metalâ„¢

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    Damn...i only use a 56 and im play in drop b :lol:
     
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    9-54 sets are considered to be on the light side for 7-strings, yes.
    10-56 or 10-59 sets are your 'typical' string gauge, especially for those tuned to B-Standard or Drop A or something.

    The gauge you use is ultimately personal preference, and will depend on certain factors such as scale length and tuning. It's all about experimentation to find what you like best.
     
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    were do you find the 56 elixirs. I didnt liek 10's as Im too weak for bedings lol, so I like 9's but Elixirs only come in 9-52 for 7 string sets, or 10's :( and I dont see any selling single strings

    I love they dont rust so I preffer not to use other brand, I jsut want a little bit ticker B,
     
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    Unfortunately, I'm in the US, so I have quite a few options. I think you being in Australia would probably limit you. However, you can check out the websites I use.

    I usually go to: www.stringsandbeyond.com because they always have deals going on.

    Or I go to www.juststrings.com

    Both sites have a huge selection of single elixirs.
     
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    thanks man I would give it a look, see if they do international shipping and jsut buy few sets at a time
     
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    I use 9-54 on my "shreddy" 7620, but for any tight rhythm I'd use 10s or 11s for a half step down (assuming 25.5" scale length)
     
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    I like EB Cobalts and am warming up to Elixir. I always seem play a 10 regardless of the guitar or tuning, but prefer thicker gauge B stings (60-63) for short scale lengths on lower tunings like drop A. I like a 10-56 on my ibanez RG7420, which stays in C standard if that helps.
     
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    Ernie Ball Power Slinky for 7, purple pack...
     
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