#1
Okay, so I took my guitar in to get set up. I asked for it to be tuned one step down and have the lowest string tuned down another step. Hence:

G
D
G
C
F
A
D

I believe that is correct. Well, I am having troubles with the lowest string (the low G). It won't stay in tune and doesn't read well on the tuner. To see if it is in tune I have to play the 12th fret harmonic and even then the reading is a bit back and forth. The string seems loose. Should I have gotten a heavier gauge or something? If someone could please give me some info on this I'd really appreciate it. I am looking to become a better musician and want more knowledge! Thanks for taking the time to view my thread.
#3
I don't know much about Ibanez 7 strings, but it could either be:
1) Your scale length is too short to give the string proper tension at that tuning, making it too loose to make an adjustment

or

2) You need a heavier gauge string. What's the gauge you've got on there at the moment?
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#5
Quote by Snap017
I don't know much about Ibanez 7 strings, but it could either be:
1) Your scale length is too short to give the string proper tension at that tuning, making it too loose to make an adjustment

or

2) You need a heavier gauge string. What's the gauge you've got on there at the moment?

That's what you need.
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#7
****ing ****. **** you Long and McQuade. Argh.

When I went in I was originally looking to go from 11 gauge strings to 12's. I was told that the 12's may put too much tension on my neck on cause problems. But, the guy didn't seem terribly interested so I don't know if he was just spouting bullshit. Anyways, perhaps I will have to go back in. **** man.