Hey Guys! I'd like to ask for some advice on baritone string gauges. I've done a search on the site and found AC.Lin's excellent string gauge table too, but just couldn't find the answer for the particular tuning and scale length I have in mind. Please excuse my ignorance if it's been asked before, I'm not a big forum guy, but I tried to get the most information before asking. What I'd like to achieve: a nicely working Drop A (as in A-E-A-D-F#-B ) tuning on a 26.5" or 27" baritone six string. - Getting good to very good tension on lower three strings; good tension on higher three. - Proper intonation and tuning stability. What I'd like to use: currently I don't have a six string baritone, I'd like to purchase one soon. Either 26.5" or 27"; no 28". The issue: Currently I have two guitars: -Ibanez RGT6EXFX, 25.5", Drop C, Elixir Heavy set (.012-.053). I hate this string set: the low C is not tight enough, and the higher three strings are ridiculously heavy for me, can't even bend them properly. I want to change them to NYXL .011-.056 soon, that'll probably be OK. - Ibanez RG8, 27" scale, NYXL .009-.080, Drop E. This set with this scale lengh I love - high strings are nice, I can bend decently, low B is relatively tight and even the low E is sufficient for what it is. I'd like to buy a baritone with no longer than 27" scale (the RGIB6's 28" would be too much for me), use it in Drop A with the lightest strings possible, while still maintaining decent tension that can create good harmonics and feel good on the hands. I have unusually short, thin and weak fingers, and sadly no amount of practice will make me able to play .013 or similar sets a lot of guys use, so I'd like the thinnest strings that can do the job. What gauges and which scale length would you suggest? I'm looking for an Ibanez RGD, but if 26.5" doesn't cut it, I may look for a 27" guitar. I know light string gauges and low tunings are contradictive, but I'm hoping there's a solution with is at least satisfactory. Please, do correct me if I'm looking for something that cannot be done properly. I've liked the low piched tone of the baritone range for as long as I can remember (Mike Mushok somebody? ), but if I'm chasing a unicorn with the above specs I may let this project go or try to make a compromise. Thanks a lot in advance, guys!