Ernie Ball Cobalt 7 String Set

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  1. Metal Guitarist

    Metal Guitarist Pinky is key

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    JoshuaVonFlash SSBRO.org regular

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    Sounds like a good set to me, I'm getting my first 7 soon and on my 6's I play Ernie Ball Slinky 11's and I like the feel of those so these look like they'll make a nice transfer over to 7's.
     
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    Scruffy1012 BMOD

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    I wouldn't go anything lower than a 70 for drop G

    "11-14-18-26-36-52-70 = G
    10-13-17-26-36-50-70 = drop G" Quoted from I infect.
    ^either set should fit your needs.

    Check out this thread for more info.
    http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/sevenstring-guitars/70449-drop-g-tuning-questions.html
     
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    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    I think EB's baritone set 13-74 with a 10 on top would be a better option :2c:
     
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    kylendm Electrical Mercenary

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    I get away with the Dunlop Heavy Core 7 set in drop G. 25.5 scale too. Since you have a longer scale length you should be alright Imo.
     
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    I'm a diehard Ernie ball fan, and I didn't care for them. Can't explain it, just couldn't get along. So I just ordered a custom set of slinkys and I'm back to normal and happy with my tone again
     
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    They'll work fine. I've used them in Drop G before and there is sufficient tension. They sound really good for it too in my opinion. It will also help you decide what you want out of your next set.
     
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    i use them for drop g# but if i were you do what i do get the ernie ball 8 string set and dont use the 74 so its 10-64 its perfect for drop g
     
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    Megaton_900 The Science

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    I use these for Bb (26.5" 7)
    I recommend anyone to try them, but not for anything lower.
     
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    Everything will be good except the low G. The best way to get strings for this tuning is to get a 6 string set that you like for the D standard part of the tuning - DGCFAD and then buy a single .070+ gauge string for the G.

    Or buy an 8 string set and use all the strings except for the B string so the gauges would be 10-13-17-30-42-54-74
     
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    White Liquorice FNG

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    Wow. I use 9-54, 9.5-56, or 9.5-58 for A# standard on mine. I use the Cobalt heavy bottoms for A and G# standard.
     
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    they work fine for drop Ab, so they should do well.
     

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