FLuX25
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#1
Hi, I'm desperately trying to find out what the stock string gauge is on the BC rich jrv 7 (NOT THE HARDTAIL VERSION) and i haven't had any luck... the BC Rich customer support seems to have something against replying to tickets so i was wondering if anyone who had the guitar could tell me what gauge it shipped with.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Also so that we are clear i am not asking for anyone's opinion on the guitar or the brand, if u don't have a helpful answer on the question please don't reply. thanks
Darkdevil725
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#2
Why does it really matter, put what you feel most comfortable using on it. My bet is on 10-60 or 10-62 though.
FLuX25
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#3
The thing is that i dont really want to have to adjust the floyd rose when i re-string it and because i dont live in the USA my brother who is in atlana at the moment is bringing it with him and i want him to bring spare strings too so i need to know what gauge is on it to begin with. Also if anyone knows for sure of a soft or hard shell case that definitely fits the guitar besides the bc rich universal bag please let me know.
FLuX25
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#5
ok thanks I'll look into it. I am still stuck on the string gauge front
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#6
I would be willing to put money on it being a standard 7 string set of 9s, so it would be 9-56.
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FLuX25
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#7
How are you so sure about this ? Even though you may be " I would be willing to put money" i actually would be paying money so i need to know for sure.
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#8
Quote by FLuX25
How are you so sure about this ? Even though you may be " I would be willing to put money" i actually would be paying money so i need to know for sure.


Almost every single 7 string I can think of with the same scale length is strung with that set as stock.

And come on, it's what $6? It's not like you're restringing a 6 string bass or even something like a double bass, those fuckers are expensive.
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FLuX25
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#9
The problem is i live in a **** ******ed country where nobody stocks sets of 7 strings which is why my brother is bringing me back spares when he comes back from Atlanta next month..... so if i dont get them now i wait until december. which is why it is a big deal that i get the correct gauge.
KillerLolrus
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#15
Just learn how to adjust the floyd rose and get what you feel most comfortable with, if you have a floyd rose bridge and can't adjust it you made a silly investment.

Youtube has tons of tutorials it only takes 30-40 minutes the first couple of times and its good practice.
FLuX25
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#16
Any chance anybody who has the guitar could send me a pic of the neck from the side so i can see how thin it is?
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Quote by KillerLolrus
Just learn how to adjust the floyd rose and get what you feel most comfortable with, if you have a floyd rose bridge and can't adjust it you made a silly investment.

Youtube has tons of tutorials it only takes 30-40 minutes the first couple of times and its good practice.


+1

You have an FR, you need to learn how it works. Once you understand the physics of it, it's very simple. It's just a balancing act.
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FLuX25
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#18
Yeah i will learn how to adjust it but I'd rather spend my first few months with it just enjoying the new guitar rather than worrying about that sort of stuff.
KillerLolrus
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#19
Few months is a long time, it'll literally take you maybe one extra set of strings and a couple hours to learn. You'll thank yourself when you have the knowledge to align your strings perfectly.