String gauge for AEADEAD

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  1. Foxjade14

    Foxjade14 New Member

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    So I recently picked up an Ibanez RG7421PB and am seriously loving it. I picked up the tab book for Tesseracts polaris and most of the songs are in this AEADEAD tuning. The guitar has
    10-59 strings, with a 25.5" scale and I don't think those strings will handle this tuning very well if drop b isn't very stable. What would gauge would you guys reccomend me use? I like using 12-60 for drop c on my 6 strings if that helps at all.

    Thanks!
     
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    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    I use 11-70 and tune to Bb standard. It works great. I also have a wound 24 for the 3rd string. 11-13-wound 24-30-44-56-70. I know it will goto A no problem also. I use to use a 74 and it was also good. On a 25.5 scale too.
     
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    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    My site has a calculator that can translate each string for you to suggest a new gauge. A 71 A would be the same tension as your 60 C which is a regular feel. I wouldn't go much looser though a 68 might be good for a bit more brightness and snap on that scale length. Basically 10-46+70 is good for drop A, then you'll want to swap the 17 for a 21w, then a 14 and 11 or so on top.
     
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    Thanks for the info, that sounds like something I'll be trying in the next few days. mind sharing what brand strings you use?
     
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    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    GHS Boomers. I order custom sets from them 6 sets at a time. The 11 and 13 are sub zeros, the 24 is a bnr 24 which tames the twang though it is a softer tone, the rest are boomers, the 70 is a double wound i think. More info is I'm using 5 springs at high tensin and high action with a lopRo trem which I float. I've been toggling the idea after using these custom sets for years of eventually trying a 67 rather than 70 and a non bnr wound 22 instatead of a bnr 24 and a 42 rather than a 44, just to see how it works and if I can make it even better.
     
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    Anquished hhnice!

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    I'm using 9-64 Winspears for the Bb version of that tuning on a 26.5 scale.

    The bottom four strings are pretty tight but the highest three are fairly loose with the G (or what would be the G) being the loosest.

    Sounds like you prefer more tension so maybe bump up to 10-70?
     
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    ixlramp SS.org Regular

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    Depends on whether you want to stay in that tuning or switch between that and other tunings.
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    I think for the time being, that guitar will be in that tuning for a while since I really want to work on learning my favorite bits from the tab book, and maybe mess around and learn how to use the tuning.
     
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    Carl Kolchak SS.org Regular

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    Am currently using a set of La Bella 70 - 11 in A standard on a 26.5" scale 7 string, and they're perfect for me. I would recommend them as a good compromise set.
     
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