.13 gague strings for seven strings

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  1. Hasmamagee

    Hasmamagee Active Member

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    Wow that is really embarassing my bad
     
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    Cheesebuiscut Loves his Q-tuners

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    YOU LEAVE ME AND MY B# / E# / Cb ALONE MR!
     
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    Whoopsie! :wallbash:

    Fixed!
     
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    ummmmmm......:scratch:
     
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    +1 lol
     
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    Is that because in jazz you don't bend particularly often? I can only imagine the tendonitis coming quick if you did... (although didnt SRV play with something absurd like 13s?)
     
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    Oh, it's not so bad. My sixes are in drop D (.011-.056) and drop C (.013-.059) and I can bend just fine. I just bought a 27" scale seven and the .010-.068 set on it is killing me; they're like rubber bands.

    Thanks, OP, by the way; I'm having the same problem myself!
     
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    John Myung, is that you?
     
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    :hbang:Heavy Gauge Strings FTW:hbang:
     
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    .013" is pretty normal for a sixer jazz box (.012" is more normal, though). The seventh string, though is going to be huge and gongy-sounding. I would suggest trying flatwound stainless strings, but that low b is going to be really tough to find.

    I read an interview where Dick Dale said he used .015"s in standard! I don't know if that was accurate, but I suppose it's possible. It'd be like playing fingerstyle on a piano, though.

    EDIT: Dick Dale's string set: 16p, 18p, 20p, 38w, 48w, 58w tuned high to low EBGDAE. These treble strings seem very close in size to me.
     
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    All_¥our_Bass Deathly Chuuni

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    As I use a 65 for C I can easily see myself using 75 or 80 for B.
    I even had a 110 on my guitar for a bit. Granted it was for a low F, though.
     
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    Bungle Sir Roger Moore, KBE

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    Usually used 13-56 and tuned to Eb. Although for one of his guitars (it could've been Lenny?) I think he used something a bit lighter like 12s or 11s.
     

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