7th string gauge: which do you use?

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  1. Mark. A

    Mark. A gang* 4 lyfe Contributor

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    9-42 and a 56 for the b of madness
     
  2. bostjan

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    .009"-.046"+.059"
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    .009"-.046"+.008"

    used to use .056" for low b. :)
    never agreed with .052" as it's too sloppy, IMO.
     
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    Mind Riot Devoted seven stringer Contributor

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    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    You must have a really light touch. :D
     
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    dysfctn Well-Known Member

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    I tune down half a step (Bb Eb Ab and so on)

    0.10 - 0.52 + 0.60 for me

    When we recorded I used 0.10 - 0.52 + 0.70 as it definately sounded tighter, but not $9 a B-string worth tighter! So I just stick with the 0.60's now.
     
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    D'Addario .10-.56 tuned to Drop A
     
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    Brord Furor Teutonicus

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    EB 011-048+066/068 Tuned down one whole step
     
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    Fuckit, since we┬┤ve resurrected it.

    GHS Boomers, 10-60 with a D`Addario 26 put in, since both of the packs came without a D-string :scratch: . Actually, I must say that the 60 isnt that much tighter than the 56.
     
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    rogue metal is forever

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    i just put in a set of d'addario's in mine the 10-56 set for tuning to drop D and A. i dont want to go any heavier on the top end but i think maybe i want a 60 on the B im not sure. would i have to make up my own set if i wanted to do this or is there a good set that you guys reccoment already out there. im not to fussy about the make as i don't really notice a massive difference but i hav'nt tried that many.

    thanks
     
  9. AsIAm666

    AsIAm666 Sevenator/Emo Killer

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    On my Carvin I use Ernie Ball Power Slinkys(11's) and I use to use Ernie Ball Beefy Slinkies(heavier 11's) but I need this guitar for shred and prog and the Beefys were certainly beefing up my tone, but a little too much, so I went back to Powers. And I use a 60 for the low B. :shred:
     
  10. zimbloth

    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    lol "AsIAm666". Nothing screams satan like Dream Theatre tunes. Just teasin bro.
     
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    From now on, I will use .059".

    Actually, at some point, I'll probably switch to something even thicker.
     
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    I think the good man meant ".058"
     
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    Well, I use an .008" for high G, when I tune to high G. I should have been more clear. :)
     
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    What would you guys reccomend to put with a set of .10-.52's? The extra B string I have is a .54, which won't work at all.
     
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    .064/.065"? perhaps?
     
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    65 - 70 for 10-52's
     
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    Sweet. Where do you guys buy your individual strings? Online or in a store?
     
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    Mind Riot Devoted seven stringer Contributor

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    That's what I get for trying to be witty. :(
     

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