Gauge for a multiscale guitar?

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  1. Un1corn

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    Hi,I have an Ormsby Hype GTR 6 string,it's 25.5-27.5
    I'm looking for a set for the Architects tuning.Drop B with a low F# instead.
    I'm using La Bella' 1356 for regular 7string Drop G#'s 2-7 now,and it feels good
    How if I use a 1148 with a 62 or 64 instead for the F# tuning?
    Thanks.
     
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    YMMV, but I'd think you'd want 70-74 for the F#, 64 seems loose compared to the rest of those
     
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    thanks!maybe imI'gonna for a 70 or 72.
    Personally I like a little bit loose strings,like 1052 for Drop C on a 25.5 guitar.What's the gauge for the same feeling on my 25.5-27.5 for F#?If 70 or 72 is that feeling then I'm gonna buy them.
     
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    La Bella has a weird set that’s already like 11-70

    Hrs-d3
     
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    thanks! Gonna check that later
     
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    The set ive personally had the best experience with is dr's tite fit 11-80
     
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    thx!
     
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    I think Josh said he uses a 70 for the low F# on a 25,5" scale guitar, so you might get away with something lower gauge on a 27# scale like a 64 or a 68, depends on what feels best for you of course. I personally like my strings to feel tighter so I'd just try a 70 first anyway and if that's too much then you can still scale down.
     
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    I have Ormsby TX with scale extension to 27.8 and 74 gauge on my low Ab is perfect. I mean, it's really good. Even better when I tune to G#
     
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    I guess you should experiment with gauges until you reach the sweet spot, either sonically or from a playability standpoint.
     
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    Thx bro!
    But isn't Ab and G# the same note?
     
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    10-54 and a .074 for the F#
     
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