What TUNING do you use on your MAIN 7 String?

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  1. Hendog

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    What tuning do you use on your main 7 string, and why did you chose that tuning?





    I'll start... I use 4 different tunings on my guitars. On my 6's I use E, Drop D, and Drop C. But on my main 7 I use the regular 7 string tuning, E with a low B. I choose E with a low B on my 7 string because it is easy to use on songs we already play without transposing or making the other guys retune, it's familiar, it's easy to tune, and B is low enough!
     
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    Drop A on my loomis and B standard on my Ibby. I honestly go 50/50 between the two. If I want to rip a solo or play brutal/tech death then I'll whip out the loomis but for other stuff I usually find myself using the ibby.
     
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    I used to go drop-C on my 6-string, mostly to try and compensate for the lack of a 7th string to some degree.

    My current band plays standard or drop D, so my 6-string is tuned that way ever since i joined up,
    and my Ibby 7 is standard B or half-step down, but i'm still considering my options. Friggin' fret buzz...:wallbash:
     
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    I started out with A standard, and it sounded really heavy, just they way I like it. But then I tried drop Ab on a whim and fell in love with that. Shortly after, however, I started not liking drop tuning a whole lot so I just tuned that Ab up to a Bb and keep in in that tuning (Bb standard).
     
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    Currently in A standard, but I plan to tune it up in B standard, and I'm wainting for an extended scale 7 string to tune in A srandard...
     
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    Drop A because it's a bit out of standard
     
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    F standard- 74 to 12. Went after F# and it seemed slightly tight. This guitar feels better to me than any of my others, and it about the cheapest POS I have, ironically. She getting an m7 soon.
     
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    Lon drop it like its G#!

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    Drop G....
     
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    Bb Standard.
     
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    standard in terms of intervals... 75% is standad B, but sometimes i go a little lower to standard Bb or standard A, depends what band am I covering... :)
     
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    Drop A because you have the regular 6 string tuning and the low A which is low enough for me. And that way I can learn 6 string stuff and Nile stuff hehe.
     
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    A Standard on my 7 strings.
     
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    Um.. anybody else think outside the box? Not to be a dick, (well... actually going out of my way to be a dick) but I for one would like to see any other postings besides myself and the drop G guy (props) that are relatively unique.
    I know that unique musicality and unique tunings are unrelated, btw.:idea:
     
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    Well, i've got a reverse-drop-F#-semi-reverse-drop-G# acoustic, for Andy Mckee stuff :hbang:
     
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    I used to use that tuning. Thinking about setting up another guit for that- was pretty fun.
     
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    Drop G/C (GCGCfad) on both my 7's. My band play in Drop C so this seems the most logical tuning to me!
     
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    Currently flitting between Drop A and A standard. I need a second guitar haha

    Drop A because the other guy I'm working in doesn't believe that you can write metal in standard tuning. hmm.

    A standard because I used to play in D standard on my 6 strings - natural continuation.
     
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    Double drop A. That is both B strings tuned down a step. I'm not much of a fast solo player so I use the higher strings mainly for melodic stuff. It's nice to have an open string as a root note. Although I use standard B tuning as much as I use this drop A one so it isn't exactly my "main" tuning.
     
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    B standard. It's a floater and experimenting with tuning is just more pain than it's worth. I'll get a fixed bridge 7 some time though.
     

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