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What string gauge and tuning do you use? 
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I play in Dropped A on a standard scale strat. Gauges are: .13, .17, .26, .36, .46, .70.

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In B standard, I use 56 gauge strings with a wound third string.


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i play in drop D/E standard as well as open C with d'addario 10-52's


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We use drop B with gibson guitars !

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My tuning is B-E-A-D-G-B, which is basically a 7 string guitar tuning without the high E. I use d'addarion .09-.46s, i removed the .09 and add a .60 string for low B.

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so why do u use that instead of ust using a 7 string?


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I use 11-52's tuned C-G-C-F-G-C.

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A-D-G-C-E-A

0.13 - 0.59

Gibson and Schecter guitars

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D'Addario EXL110 10-46
Rotosound BS10 10-46 (steel strings)
EADGBE and Eb,Ab,Db,Gb,Bb,Eb

two DeArmonds M-65

I love Rotosound BS, but this kills frets:)


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C-G-C-F-A-D with Ernie Ball 0.11 - 0.52 on my Schecter

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ADGC with .145, .115, .90, .70 all taper wound stainless steel.

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i think i'm using a .56 on my lowest string - B. i'm interested in getting a something a lot thicker


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http://newtonestrings.com/

Tell them your tuning, scale length and how much tension you want, and they'll make to sets in the right guage. Need to buy a bunch at once, totally worth it.

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i think i'm using a .56 on my lowest string - B. i'm interested in getting a something a lot thicker


If you're using a standard scale length, I would recommend at least a .65. If it's a Gibson scale, use a slightly bigger one.

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so why do u use that instead of ust using a 7 string?


Because i don't need a 7 string guitar, which have poor choice in terms of models, pickups, etc...

So i can have a thinner neck, and nearly all models available. for instance, I've been using a semi-hollow body quite a lot these past months (and I recommand it, it works particularly well with Doom-Metal, loaded with good humbuckers, it gives a HUUUUUUUUUUUGE sound !)

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I use a 7 strings schecter for work because it had a big neck and it's good for my left hand , but for record our Gibson are the holy grails : we use a LP for the rythmn and a SG for the melody with 13-60 gauge

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7-string Ibanez RG-7 321:
- Ernie Ball 'Regular'
- .010 - .056
- Standard B
- using this guitar for Akelei

6-string PRS SingleCut SE:
- Elixir 'Heavy'
- .012 - .052
- C#
- Using this guitar for Faal, and most my solo stuff

6-string Ibanez GRX170:
- D'Addario 'Regular'
- .010 - .046
- Standard E
- Only for black metal stuff because of the thin sound the pickups have


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doomfred wrote:
muffin man wrote:
so why do u use that instead of ust using a 7 string?


Because i don't need a 7 string guitar, which have poor choice in terms of models, pickups, etc...

So i can have a thinner neck, and nearly all models available. for instance, I've been using a semi-hollow body quite a lot these past months (and I recommand it, it works particularly well with Doom-Metal, loaded with good humbuckers, it gives a HUUUUUUUUUUUGE sound !)


How do you keep from getting too much feedback?

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doomfred wrote:
muffin man wrote:
so why do u use that instead of ust using a 7 string?


Because i don't need a 7 string guitar, which have poor choice in terms of models, pickups, etc...

So i can have a thinner neck, and nearly all models available. for instance, I've been using a semi-hollow body quite a lot these past months (and I recommand it, it works particularly well with Doom-Metal, loaded with good humbuckers, it gives a HUUUUUUUUUUUGE sound !)


How do you keep from getting too much feedback?


i was also wondering about that, ive been looking into getting a hollow body. which model are u using?

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6-string Ibanez GRX170:
- D'Addario 'Regular'
- .010 - .046
- Standard E
- Only for black metal stuff because of the thin sound the pickups have


I have a grx that i use for the same thing :D not shure if its the pickups though cause i put a pair of gibson style humbuckers in it and it still sounds thin and has almost a metalic sound.


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muffin man wrote:
lifeblind wrote:
6-string Ibanez GRX170:
- D'Addario 'Regular'
- .010 - .046
- Standard E
- Only for black metal stuff because of the thin sound the pickups have


I have a grx that i use for the same thing :D not shure if its the pickups though cause i put a pair of gibson style humbuckers in it and it still sounds thin and has almost a metalic sound.


For some reason Ibanez guitars always have a quite metallic sound to them, it's most likely the combination of materials used.


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