Hello' everyone - I am new to 7 string playing. I've played metal on a six string since the late 80's - I've just purchased a nice Schecter Blackjack 7 and I was wondering about tuning. Is it acceptable to tune the top string such as you would if tuning a 6 string in drop D? Or do I tune it to B? What about tuning stability problems? I want something that'll stay in tune fairly well - I'm using 56 - 10 strings, should string guages be a concern? email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org -or- just reply to this post. You're help is very appreciated.