7th string gauge: which do you use?

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  1. Pesso

    Pesso New Member

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    Hello to all of you! I'm Pesso from Italy, it's my first time here! I come from petrucciforum.com
    I've just bought an used 7-string, it's a RG2027XVV with piezo, here's a pic:

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    My question is: which gauge do you use for your low B? I'm experimenting with a 056: I put on a hybrid set (009-046) and added a 056 for the low B.
    I want a tight low B, not flabby (the 052 I had on was too floppy, it buzzed over the frets)
     
  2. Digital Black

    Digital Black SS.org Regular

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    You're a lucky guy. The 7 string Ibanez with peizo's is a rare axe here.


    I use EB 10's and sub the 52 for 58...60 seems like too much..
     
  3. Drew

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    I used to own one of those- a beautiful, beautiful guitar you've got there, man. :) Wasn't 100% sold on the tone of mahogany, but I think it was just a question of experimenting with different pickups; the air Norton/Tone Zone set that I'd had in my 7620 just didn't cut it in mahogany, but the Evo7 I stuck in the bridge was amazing later on, and almost convinced me to keep the guitar (i ended up selling it for a new amp). A more scooped neck pickup, perhaps a Blaze7, and it could have been a keeper. and that's an amazing neck, it felt incredible. But, i just wasn't using the peizo, and having the bridge electrically wired to the guitar was a little inconveniant when it came to popping the bridge off for quick tweaks, so...

    I personally feel that a .58 is aout perfect for a low B in standard. .56 isn't bad, but just slightly to light, imo. Lately, I've been playing a GHS hybrid 7-string set, 10-52 with a .60 low B, and if you like the heavier high strings it balances pretty well, IMO.

    Anyway, enjoy that guitar! :)

    -D
     
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    I uise...Whatever the standard gauge is when I say "Dimarzo 7string 11's please". :D
     
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    10-60 here
     
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    9-54
     
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    Shiz.....all you guys use metal rope for your 7th string, I use a wimpy 52. I experimented with gauges 54 & 56 for the low B but with the regular 9-42's I use the 52 felt the best for me so that's what I stuck with.

    Catch ya's later........Joe :)
     
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    I like the 56's best, but the D'Addario packs only come with the 54's, so that's what I use.
     
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    10-68 on my 1077(tuned to A)
    9-60 on my 007 (std. tuning)
     
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    i just bought a D'Addario pack of 10-56. :scratch:
     
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    I use 10's on my 7
     
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    I use Dean markley Blue Steel's 11-60 (with a wound g) on my rg7421xl :hbang:
     
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    I just recieved my first 7 string yesterday and it had really thin strings and I am going to change them tonight. I used to play in B with 6 string and I used D'addario Medium Jazz 13-56 set and it was nice, now I bought two sets of Daddario 10-56 for the 7 string and it should be cool because all strings are the same I am used to. (Duh, without the exception of top E which I didn't have).
     
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    11-70 on my 607B
     
  15. Mastodon

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    Stumbled across this while doing a google search for the 2027. There are alot of people who posted on this thread who have seemed to have just...dissapeared.
     
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    If you have really low action then I'd suggest a 58 but if it's like medium up to high I'd suggest a 56 because that's what I used before I lowered mine and it worked great...but since you think the 56 is flabby a 58 might suit you, I really want some 60s to work with though.

    Welcome to the forum and that is a NICE guitar!!
     
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    [action=D-EJ915] did not read my comment.[/action]
     
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    hooooooooooooooly cow, damn this an old thread...YOU'RE EVIL MASTADON!!!
     
  19. bostjan

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    Don't post in this thread unless you're a mod, or else you will disappear...

    Oh, nooooooooooooooooo!
     
  20. Kingcrimson

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    Noodles turned me on to JustStrings.com. Check out their Bulk Strings. You can pretty much build any combination you like. Apparently, they may be D'Addario.


    Holy crap! I just realized I may be speaking to the wind. Old post...:eek:

    D-EJ915, I don't think he hears you.


    LOL!!!
     

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