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Down to taste, personally I got on fine with a set of 10s and a 62 for the low G on a standard scale 7 string instrument but then I know I like my strings relatively floppy.
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#3
string gauge for drop tunings = 70% of all threads made on UG.
Just go get a bass if you are gonna use such a low tuning.
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string gauge for drop tunings = 70% of all threads made on UG.
Just go get a bass if you are gonna use such a low tuning.

ignorance.

TS, you could use a good 13-65 set. maybe thinner, like 11 or 12-60 or 62. I know when I had 13-65 on my Schecter (25.5" scale) at one point (for Drop C [loved me some tight strings]), I got down to Drop E without it being too floppy. then again, I was only doing that as an experiment to see how low i COULD go and maintain decent tension.
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Quote by JB95
Just go get a bass if you are gonna use such a low tuning.


Nope.

Thanks to everybody else though.
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#8
For the low G, I'd use a .070. For F#, a .074 is okay, but I can't imagine going any lower than .070 for G.

string gauge for drop tunings = 70% of all threads made on UG. Just go get a bass if you are gonna use such a low tuning.
And the remaining 30% are these dumb posts.
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#9
Quote by JB95
string gauge for drop tunings = 70% of all threads made on UG.
Just go get a bass if you are gonna use such a low tuning.


shut up


I'd be trying a high 60 gauge, or a 70 but I'm a bit of a tension ***** on the low strings
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Quote by JB95
string gauge for drop tunings = 70% of all threads made on UG.
Just go get a bass if you are gonna use such a low tuning.

I'm not much of a guitarist (even though I started with that), but I'm pretty sure it's not the same, the scale on a bass is much larger and so is the string spacing.
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#11
i say 12's on a long scale like that. i used 13's on a standard scale (and by that i mean 25.5 but im not sure but w/e) and it was the right amount of tension crossing between floppy and tight.
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Quote by JB95
string gauge for drop tunings = 70% of all threads made on UG.
Just go get a bass if you are gonna use such a low tuning.

Does everybody realise that this was a joke?

No need to be so butthurt about it.
#13
man that's only two steps away from the low E on a bass :v


I'd try a 60, personally
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