#1
I was wondering if anyone has tried to install the .064 and .074 gauge strings(from the ernie ball 8-string pack) to a regular 6 string guitar?

Are they any different than bass strings of about the same gauge?
Last edited by Deadds at Aug 10, 2011,
#2
There's a good chance that the guitar's nut slots won't be big enough for them. I can't say for sure, though, and it's probably just a matter of filing the slots a little wider if they are too small.
#4
Nononononono, bad idea, but yes I have. I had some Zakk Wylde Boomers and I believe the low E was .72, so I couldn't put the strings in at the time. Much later, I had a different set of string and I wanted to be able to drop tune, so I put the A string in as the low E. Then I took it into the store to get something fixed, and the guy working there said the string was still too big.
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#5
Quote by NosralTserrof
Good Christ, why? That would be suitable for drop F!


It's an F# string, but i'm dropping it to D.
#6
......I'll assume you mean the low low D....not like...Drop D.

Why would you ever wan't to tune that low, and I'm one for low tunings.
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#7
I put a .64 in my LP with no problems... But I'd never tune it down to F#. Even A# was pretty floppy...
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#8
Just got an Ibanez MTM2 a few weeks ago, but got it set up with my standard preference (GHS Boomers .052 - .010) set up in drop B. I want to put a set of GHS Zakk Wylde's on it (.060 - .010, not the super fat set), but am wondering if the .060 will actually fit through the post on the machine head. Can anyone testify to this?
#10
Quote by AcousticMirror
yes you can.

you're dropping 1 step down?

that should be perfect.


Yeah, I had the guitar setup in drop B with the .052-.010 set of strings. I essentially just want some fatter strings. I tried to put the Zakk Wylde .060-.010s on my Ibanez RG350DX, but the .060 literally was too big to fit through the post on the machine head. Hope they'll fit on the MTM2, but I suspect it probably has the same machine heads...
#11
you can replace the machine head or very carefully drill it out a bit.
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