emerald876
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I was wondering if I would run into any intonation issues or anything tuning to Drop A on an ESP LTD Viper 300, seeing as it's a 24.75" scale length.

If I could get a 7 string, I would, but I can't afford one for a while.

Also, what string gauge would work well for Drop A?
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24.75" scale guitars (7 string, but that's irrelevant) tuned to A Standard with .010-.060 strings. Seems fine to me
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Quote by MrFlibble

24.75" scale guitars (7 string, but that's irrelevant) tuned to A Standard with .010-.060 strings. Seems fine to me



only problem would be the .06 gauge string not sitting in the nut properly


... not to say that it definitely wont, that is.
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Sakke
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^ .010? Whoah, that's like so slinky... At least .011. I use those on my Gibson and I'm in D standard. Also, my thickest string is .054 and it's decent for drop C, but not as good as .058

Quote by rickyj
only problem would be the .06 gauge string not sitting in the nut properly


Yep, that. But I don't see why say.. a luthier wouldn't do that for pretty much second to nothing if TS doesn't have a nut file. I think it should be just included when you get some other job done, like cleaning the guitar, adjusting truss rod, etc. I never pay for anything else than the new set of strings but well, I'm a long-time costumer at the local store.
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Quote by Sakke
^ .010? Whoah, that's like so slinky... At least .011.





He was referring to a 7 string, the highest string would still be tuned to an E in drop A.


my 7 string's high e is a .009
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Quote by rickyj
He was referring to a 7 string, the highest string would still be tuned to an E in drop A.


my 7 string's high e is a .009


Oh right, I missed that one, that he was talking about a 7-string. But a 6-string with a high B as .010 would be really slinky.
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I've got an ibanez 7321 and I've got a 0.070 but its kinda floppy for drop Aflat. But then again, I like really taught strings
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Your gonna need some heavy strings. Unless you like the feel of spaghetti under your fingers. Other than that your g2g.
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