#1
I haven't played in drop A before and all i've really played is drop D on my 6.

What would be good strings (tone, durability, tension) for drop A on a 7 string (low to high: A, E, A, D, G, B, E).

I only use hexcore strings, so what would be some good brands and guages for that?

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#2
Ernie Ball. The seven string set they have should be legit. Always a great string company - used em for years.
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#3
A standard set for a 7 should work fine.
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#4
You shouldn't really need new strings. Whatever guage strings you use should be okay just for tuning down a step
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#5
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You shouldn't really need new strings. Whatever guage strings you use should be okay just for tuning down a step


yeah, they should but they're not. They are pretty loose as is.

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#6
get a heavier gauge then
thats pretty simple
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#7
I play with a set of 10's on my Jeff Loomis sig, and I'm able to tune it to drop A flawlessly


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#9
What gauges do you use on 6 strings? I mean preference comes to great play here, i personally use a 66 for B, so i would go for a 68 or something for A, but that is based on what i like.

Most 7 string players tend to use a normal 6 string set and buy an extra single string, i dont like the calibration between gauges in some of the 7 string packs.
#10
i'm assuming you still have the stock strings on, which are probably 10s, right? I'd get an Ernie BAll 11 - 52 gauge, and then get something like a single 60 or 62 for the low B string so you can tune it down a step.
#11
Quote by RG_FANMAN
i'm assuming you still have the stock strings on, which are probably 10s, right? I'd get an Ernie BAll 11 - 52 gauge, and then get something like a single 60 or 62 for the low B string so you can tune it down a step.

11s in standard? Ouch.
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