#1
Hey there, I have an ESP Horizon NT-7 on the way, so I thought it would be a good time to order some killer strings. On my ESP 6 string, I play using .010-.052, the highest range 7 string set I have seen are GHS with a .060 in the low B string, .46 in the low E etc. Are there any brands who do thicker gauges like a .065 low B string, .052 low E? Or would I have to stick with the .010-.052 6 string set and simply order single low B strings of my choice?
#2
.65 on a B is hella tight, and lots of tension. .52 for a LOW e like a bass E would be mega flabby.

if you're going for B standard I'd just go with 12-52, or 13-56. 13-56 would still be super nice and tight.
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#3
Just grab a seperate low B, it's what I do
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#4
well most 7's have a 52 for the low B, i'd say just get a 54/56 to make it nice and tight, a .65 might be a bit of overkill.
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Quote by Tango616
.65 on a B is hella tight, and lots of tension. .52 for a LOW e like a bass E would be mega flabby.

if you're going for B standard I'd just go with 12-52, or 13-56. 13-56 would still be super nice and tight.


Hmmm interesting. I do use a .052 on the low E on my 6 string, and love it! I will most likely be keeping the 7 string tuned in B standard, maybe .065 is a bit tight though. Is it hard to get whole tone bends with .012/.013 on the high E???
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#6
I use a 60 for my low B. It's nice for B, while holds up well for A. 65 might be quite tight, but if you're used to a 52 for the e, it sounds like a 65 would suit you for the 7th string
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#7
Oh I thought you were talking low e as in a bass guitar E, like how some people tune their 8 strings.

52. on your E is very tight, most people go with a 42 or a 45 for their low e's
52. for JUST an e is quite tight, I use 13-56 and I tune to C standard/Drop Bb. and it's quite tight. (25.5" scale of course)
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Quote by pigeonmafia
I use a 60 for my low B. It's nice for B, while holds up well for A. 65 might be quite tight, but if you're used to a 52 for the e, it sounds like a 65 would suit you for the 7th string


Oh yeah, I've been using a .052 on the low E for most of my playing life, it feels awkward when I play someone else's guitar and they have a .042 or(to a lesser extent) .046 in the low E.
#10
well if you're used to .52's for just an E, then by all means, rock a .65 for your B.
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Quote by Tango616
Oh I thought you were talking low e as in a bass guitar E, like how some people tune their 8 strings.

52. on your E is very tight, most people go with a 42 or a 45 for their low e's
52. for JUST an e is quite tight, I use 13-56 and I tune to C standard/Drop Bb. and it's quite tight. (25.5" scale of course)



Oh no no, all my guitars are basically tuned to E standard. I was introduced to .052s on the low E shortly after I started playing, at first was very awkward, but became natural, now I can't play on anything less I rarely ever tune below drop D, usually E standard or E flat. Hence the .010 in the high E(easier bending). Would love to go for a .011 in the high E, but bending would be an absolute killer....
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Quote by pigeonmafia
I use a 60 for my low B. It's nice for B, while holds up well for A. 65 might be quite tight, but if you're used to a 52 for the e, it sounds like a 65 would suit you for the 7th string


Yeah, I'll look at some separate strings for the low B, whilst using the .010-.052 for the remaining 6 strings. Probably for for something in the low .060 range.
#13
i just buy 6 string sets, then buy separate packs of low B's. i am actually using a .68 right now O: i thought it was a good idea at the time, but it is just a little too thick for me haha. i think at least a .60, but no more than a .65 unless you down tune a lot. i am in drop Ab right now and the .68 is just a little too tough for me on some riffs
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Quote by InanezGuitars44
i just buy 6 string sets, then buy separate packs of low B's. i am actually using a .68 right now O: i thought it was a good idea at the time, but it is just a little too thick for me haha. i think at least a .60, but no more than a .65 unless you down tune a lot. i am in drop Ab right now and the .68 is just a little too tough for me on some riffs


Yeah, I'll just get single string sets off strings by mail, as they ship international for a decent price. Probably go for .064
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i think 64 would be perfect for ME. if you can afford it, i would suggest getting a few different gauges. i ordered like 8 68's so im stuck using them til i run out because im broke haha
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#20
Quote by Tango616
.65 on a B is hella tight, and lots of tension. .52 for a LOW e like a bass E would be mega flabby.

if you're going for B standard I'd just go with 12-52, or 13-56. 13-56 would still be super nice and tight.

12's and 13's seems kind of overkill. I know some people like super thick guages but 9's or 10's are usually find for standard.


I'm looking into getting a 7 string as well, so this thread is quite relevant to my interest as I wouldn't know what guage to get for the B string.
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Quote by Ignite
12's and 13's seems kind of overkill. I know some people like super thick guages but 9's or 10's are usually find for standard.


I'm looking into getting a 7 string as well, so this thread is quite relevant to my interest as I wouldn't know what guage to get for the B string.


Glad the thread will be of some service to you Most of the off the shelf 7 string sets I saw were not to my liking. Either the low B string was too thin a gauge, or the subsequent higher strings were too thin, or both scenarios. I think I will like the .064 better then the .062 but time will tell.

I would love to go .011 on the high E, but I like bending notes 3 to 4 semitones, so the .010 is a good medium of tone and ease of bends(standard tune).
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