You probably could get away with that bro... try it and find out.
Get an 8 string....
Hm...I've tuned to F on my set of 10-68's, and it held together pretty well, the amp didn't though, crappy roland and its static-y low end
(although my Hellraiser is a 26.5" scale, and my definition of floppy strings is a little warped, so I hope i helped!)
I dunno bro.
Thing is your in the bass register and tuning B can be problematic enough (regarding the perfect tension thing). ESP get away with a 68 on their FM-408. I think a 72 would probably work...
That said i havent done serious experimentation into F... too low in my oppinion.
Give it a crack. you think you PU's will hold up with all that grind, because if your going to put that on a 7 you will be filling your nut aye. Would need a replacement to go back and some SERIOUS truss rod work.
Hay i know its a n00bular question but how do you get the 'Happy'
thing to appear under your avatar.
Sorry dude. Forgot.
Thought it was a fixed.
You may find you need to drill out the tuning head with such a thick string and your bridge will need adjusting. My mate who uses 11-68's on his RG had to have that done... but hes a bit of a nutter.
the 2228 Has stock 9,11,16,24,32,42,54,65 gauged strings. But its a 27"er.
as i said i dont tune that low but the lower you tune the more it can affect the clarity of your PU's.
There is a BIG frequency diffrence tuning so low, because as you probably know your one whole tone above a Bass's Low E and 5 and a Half tones from a regular B. Anyway give it a go bro, cross fingers it doesnt sound like mud.