#1
in order to save myself from a lot of hassle and spending even more money i dont have on a 7 string, is there any way i can just pop a 7string pack on my 6er (so i wouldnt have the high e string), and be able to effectively play them without the fear of warping my neck or damaging my guitar in any way?
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#2
would be easier just to buy some standard set heavy gauge strings and tune it down to B standard imo
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#3
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would be easier just to buy some standard set heavy gauge strings and tune it down to B standard imo


This

You dont know how much harder it is to get hold of 7-string sets... at least where i live anyway
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#4
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Uh...no. Your neck tension isn't set for that. Neither is your intonation...or your bridge. It won't hurt anything except the ears of everyone in a ten mile radius. Don't be cheap.


No... not quite

If he uses heavier strings but is tuning down to B then tension should be fairly consistent, he might have to tweak the bridge tension a little bit but then most string changes seem to warrant this anyway. Only thing i can think of is slight intonation and action adjustments
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#5
i had a buddy who used to use 7 string packs.
couldnt tell you if it warped his gear or not. but i know he used it to help him tune super low.
#6
well you could do it, but you'll have to get your neck readjusted and a bunch of other stuff witll need to be fixxed on your guitar in order for 7 string strings to fit your guitar, a better bet is to get really thick 6 string strings you'll still have to adjustyour tension or hatever but it will feel like you in standard tuning tension ulike droping all that way down. or you could just buy a new guitar buy selling your old one
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#7
They should be fine, as long as you're detuning in accordance with the gauge being used. Some minor adjustments will need to be made, like action, pickup height etc, but apart from that you should be fine.

Bear in mind you will have a wound G string, making soloing a little bit harder. If that's not your thing then i would recommend a standard set of 12's/13's for somewhere around B standard tuning.
#8
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Right...heavier strings, not 7 string strings. There's a difference. One is a good idea, the other is not.


Fail

Ive tuned to B standard on a 6 string before using a spare 7 string set. It worked (and just to mention i prefer the feel of wound strings so the G wasnt a problem) and barely any adjustments needed.

Using the bottom 6 strings of a 7 strings set is pretty much like using any 6 string set that has its heaviest guage in the 50s, i dont see what the problem is.
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Fail

Ive tuned to B standard on a 6 string before using a spare 7 string set. It worked (and just to mention i prefer the feel of wound strings so the G wasnt a problem) and barely any adjustments needed.

Using the bottom 6 strings of a 7 strings set is pretty much like using any 6 string set that has its heaviest guage in the 50s, i dont see what the problem is.


Well said
#10
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Right...heavier strings, not 7 string strings. There's a difference. One is a good idea, the other is not.


My god you are dumb!
The tension will still be about the same as if you were tuned in E with say a .46-set.
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#11
So lets have a look at this:





Chucking away the spare 10 there.... can anybody see any difference?

Also, who cares if there need to be minor adjustments, it will work. IT will not screw up the neck. There is no need to fiddle wityh the truss rod or anything
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#12
yea i guess it would of helped before that i play in drop-B 95% of the time
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#13
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So lets have a look at this:





Chucking away the spare 10 there.... can anybody see any difference?

Also, who cares if there need to be minor adjustments, it will work. IT will not screw up the neck. There is no need to fiddle wityh the truss rod or anything


Thank you for clarifying my point!
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#14
Yes, I'm dumb. I was arguing something completely different....in my mind (for some reason) I was thinking .10-.46, not .13-.56. Of course the latter is the same thing.

You're all right, and I feel like an idiot for not thinking that through.
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