What TUNING do you use on your MAIN 7 String?

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  1. Phrygian

    Phrygian Lefty

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    Haha, yeah! that A-string is alot of fun, we use it both for larger chords and "breakdowns". so my guitar is basically a sixstring with an extra breakdown-string :hbang:
     
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    I never keep mine in any one tuning. Go back and forth between Drop G#, B Standard, and drop D with the B tuned down to A.

    Reasons for choosing: I use Drop G# for when I want to play Periphery or stuff like The Contortionist, standard tuning just sounds good without being tampered with, and the weird drop tuning because my old band did Drop D but I had the only seven in the band and liked to play power chords with the A and D.
     
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    Sofos СофоƆ

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    when i get it, it will be F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb
     
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    Greatoliver Looking to windward

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    Drop A, using Elixir 10-46 + 70
     
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    Zeno SZ Hunter

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    I use ADADGBE, because my band plays in Drop D, and the two other guys didn't want to get new instruments. Plus, it challenges me a bit more to not just chug on the low string. I don't tune like that at home, I'm usually in B, or Bb, but for my band, it's the weird Drop D tuning.
     
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    BlackWinds10 Kick em in the nuts!

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    espman Is beardless....

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    AEADGBE, with D'addario 10-59's
     
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    ElRay Mostly Harmless

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    I'm currently 7-less, but I was playing an M3 (all Major 3rds) tuned guitar:
    • Symetric tuning - same chord/scale patterns anywhere on the neck
    • More dense, piano-like chords
    • Easier single note runs in one position
    • Easier sight reading
    I'll be back to that or something 5ths-based (all 5ths or Fripp's NST/Crafty/C-pentatonic + 1 lower 5th) when I have a 7-string again.

    Ray
     
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    RuffeDK SS.org Regular

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    A D G C F A D - both 7's \m/
     
  11. MistaSnowman

    MistaSnowman Play It LOUD!!!

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    Elixir 10-56, B Standard
     
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    BEADGBE, standard. Always. Dropped/tuned-down-tunings for the gays! :evil: :-D
     
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    Drop A. I sometimes drop the G to F#, to get closer to the drop A my six string guitar uses, and sometimes drop the low E to D# for easy dissonance/dim-scale riffing.

    Just got my first seven string (NGD incoming), so it might end up anywhere between drop A# and drop F, with these variations.
     
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    Drop G# with 9-48 + 70 strings on a 27" scale neck
     
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    Drop Ab with D'Addario Exl 115w 11-49 (wound third) + 68 :hbang:
     
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    unclejemima218 190 Proof

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    GDGCFAD for me!
     
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    Same as the guy above, drop G for me (GDGCFAD). I use a .10-.72 set, the lowest 6 are from an Ernie Ball Baritone 6 set, and the top string is just some random Ernie Ball .10. I play in drop G because both of my bands play in that tuning, and I've always loved drop tuning. Unlike a lot of people here, I never started out with a standard tuning. I got my very first 6, put it in drop C, and that's what I learned on. Drop G is the perfect tuning for me, because it's heavy enough for deathcore, yet there's still plenty of clarity and room for more melodic stuff.
     
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    this just in, if you play any form of "djent," you NEED low F# or so help me!! :lol:
     
  20. drmosh

    drmosh Sir Paul of the Mosh Contributor

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    I don't have a "main" 7 string, I have a bunch of em + an 8 I tuned in various ways
     

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