#1
Hi all

So my 7-string is strung with Elixir 10's at the moment (think low B is a .56) and I've wanted to go down to 9's, but without the low B getting too flubby. Watching a Jeff Loomis video he says he uses .9's with a .68 for the low B and so I decided this was the solution- but anything I should be aware of? I know the intonation will likely need adjusting, as will the trem level (though I'm using a tremol-no, so mebbe not)
#2
Set up correctly, you should have no issues.
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#4
Go to D'addario's site,
Send them an E-mail.
Talk it over...
I ordered in 10 packs of 9-59 for 6 string.

D'addario, very flexible people
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#7
Quote by Cavalcade
Be warned, though, Jeff tunes down half a step.


Crap, I forgot about that..i'll tune down if necessary . Damn elixir and their awkward sizes, next one down was a 56 and I was already using that.

Thanks for responses guys
#9
If you have a pretty shitty guitar, maybe.

But look at standard string sets! Here's the tension of 10-46:
E .010" PL == 16.21#
B, .013" PL == 15.38#
G, .017" pl == 16.57#
D, .026" nw == 18.41#
A,, .036" nw == 19.54#
E,, .046" nw == 17.48#

Now that is warped tension. Make your own custom set of gauges; I'll never go back, at least.
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#10
Quote by Dayn
If you have a pretty shitty guitar, maybe.

But look at standard string sets! Here's the tension of 10-46:
E .010" PL == 16.21#
B, .013" PL == 15.38#
G, .017" pl == 16.57#
D, .026" nw == 18.41#
A,, .036" nw == 19.54#
E,, .046" nw == 17.48#

Now that is warped tension. Make your own custom set of gauges; I'll never go back, at least.


Not sure I understand that >_< the guitar is my Prestige Ibanez, and I THINK it has 2 reinforcing strips in the neck (at least, there are two strips running up the back of it). I just dont wanna go ahead with this and screw up my £800 guitar
#11
Quote by solidrane
Go to D'addario's site,
Send them an E-mail.
Talk it over...
I ordered in 10 packs of 9-59 for 6 string.

D'addario, very flexible people


I just shot them an email asking if I'd be able to get 11-52's in a 10 pack instead of 11-49's. That would be awesome. Do they charge you a lot of money for a custom set of strings in 10 packs or are they still reasonable?
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#12
Quote by SilverSpurs616
Not sure I understand that >_< the guitar is my Prestige Ibanez, and I THINK it has 2 reinforcing strips in the neck (at least, there are two strips running up the back of it). I just dont wanna go ahead with this and screw up my £800 guitar

Ah, that's the amount of pounds of tension per string in a standard set of strings. That is not balanced at all; it's nothing worse than what a heavier gauged low B string would do. That low B will do nothing to your neck unless you have a really shit guitar.

But seeing as you have a Prestige Ibanez... you'll be abso-bloody-lutely fine! My own RG2228 uses .008 to .080, and the tension can vary from 12 pounds on the light side to 17-19 on the heavy side. No twisting at all. As close to flat as one's eye can discern.
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