Can I get drop G with intonation

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  1. Progmatic

    Progmatic New Member

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    Hello there,
    I'm currently wandering whether I can achieve proper intonation on my Ibanez GRG7221 (25.5" scale length) when tuning it to drop G, I have ernie ball cobalt slinky strings on it for now, with the gauge of 11-62.
    I tried tuning it to drop g a while ago but couldn't get the 7th string to intonate, even when moving the saddle all the way to the bridge, perhaps I need a string with heavier gauge? Would appreciate any help..
     
  2. Chi

    Chi Niverlare

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    On my Apex-2 (25.5) I use a 74 for the low G and the D'Addario Balanced Tension 11/50 set for the rest. I found that this is the best middleground between tension and feel for me, and I'd highly recommend going atleast 72 for the G.

    Intonation works great for me, with the 74 and a TOM bridge. I imagine getting that 62 to pitch relatively difficult.
     
  3. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    You'll definitely need a thicker string at that scale. I used a 74 in G on my 25.5" 7620 for a while and it intonated fine with the saddle pretty far back, but I still had some room to go if needed. The tension with that gauge was pretty okay, about as high as I could go with that tuning/scale without sacrificing tone and attack
     
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    CTID Duh-Jent

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    I play in G with 12-60's with no problem. :shrug:
     
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    Okay thanks, I ll go and buy 74 then and try with that, and they called 62 as 'heavy bottom' heh..
     
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    iRaiseTheDead Ashes Of Rebirth

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    Did you have to drill your tuning peg post?
     
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    Chi Niverlare

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    Nope. A 74 goes through without a problem. I do have issues with an 80 though.
     
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    If you'll need to do something you'll need to widen the saddle a bit
     

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