What TUNING do you use on your MAIN 7 String?

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  1. Ginsu

    Ginsu SS.org Regular

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    I use drop A...I want a baritone scale 7 though, so I can use drop F#, since F# Minor is my favorite key...and since I play djent, I need an open low F#...
     
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    I play around from dropped G to drop A on my 7. I was suprised to not see many 8 stringers on this thread. Dropped E fror that bad boy when I'm trying to djent. When I want more melodic down tuned stuff I usually go to dropped F# or F# standard. Stephan carpenter FTW!
     
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    drop A/ B standard
     
  4. Fantomas

    Fantomas blah

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    Main guitar : Bb standard, my band also plays that tuning
    No2 : B standard, mostly used to play along instructional video's and backing tracks .
    No3: Fixed bridge, and mainly used for playing Periphery, Keith Merrow, Sikth type stuff with various odd tunings,
     
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    B standard... stupid floyd...

    On my acoustic though I switch tunings a shit ton. I have used Open C, Open D, Open Dm, Dadgad, DGdgad, open G, Drop C, B standard, Drop B, Cgcgce... lol I really wish I had a tremelno, or that I bought a hardtail rather than a 7620. Still love it though.
     
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    i have really taken a liking to tuning my jackson 7 2 f,c,g,c,f,a,d
     
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    Drop A# on my 7 cause i can't intonate string over .059 so to get the tension i want i went UP half a step

    but right now i'm waiting on my Scale The Summit tab book so i'm tuned to B standard


    My main 6 is tuned to Drop B and my backup/test 6 is tuned F#G#C#F#A#D#
     
  8. musicaldeath

    musicaldeath Herald of Djod

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    I was using standard tuning for a while but found I was going nowhere. Now I have my UV tuned to: Bb F Bb Eb F Bb Eb. (Basically DADGAD for a 7 string tuned half step down with a high Eb). So far so good. Tesseract seem to make great use of this tuning as well.
     
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    Drop A (AEADGBE) but I really want to mess around with G/F tunings
     
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    Standard 7 string tuning but half a step down. So the lowest note is Bb.
     
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    datalore awkward soul

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    Drop A here. I need to know which notes I'm playing at all times, and I don't play 7 string guitars very often, so it is easiest for me to know what I'm doing when I can think of the 7th string as a duplicate of my regular A string. Makes transcribing a keyboard part or learning something from standard notation much faster for me.
     
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    ADADGBE, the other guitarist in my band is on a 6 string in drop D. it makes life easier
     
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    clintsal Humbub

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    MIJ S7420: B standard with D'addario 10-59's (Q-Tuner Med-Z and BKP Painkiller)

    Incoming RG7421XL: Ab-Db-Ab-Db-Gb-Bb-Eb probably also with D'addario 10-59's (planning on Lundgren M7's and Graphtech Ghost Piezo system)
     
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    A standard. Then I recently learned that our bassist was tuned to BDGC all this time (Which was why something sounded wrong lol):scratch:.
     
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    TheMasterplan Creator//Destroyer

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    A# standard and a few of my band's songs are in Drop G#. I'm boring.
     
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    F#
    B
    E
    A
    D
    F#
    B
    standard baritone tuning for a 7. Makes my riffs sound pretty dark and big, but I like the warmness of my solo's with this type of low tuning. btw this is on all of my 7's
     
  20. maxoom

    maxoom Scumbag of the Earth

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    Drop A on C7 Hellraiser
    B standard on the RG

    Spend just a bit more time on the Ibby.
     

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