I noticed that Drop B on a seven-string is Drop B on a six-string with a high F#. Given that Drop B is B-F♯-B-E-A-C♯-F♯ and the strings are B-E-A-D-G-B-E, does that mean I would have to tune the other strings up? Or is there some other trick to getting seven-string Drop B?
just play in B standard
No... you tune all but the low B down one step. because that is the difference between
B-E-A-D-G-B-E and B-F♯-B-E-A-C♯-F♯ , low B stays and the rest is one step down.
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No... you tune all but the low B up one step. because that is the difference between
B-E-A-D-G-B-E and B-F♯-B-E-A-C♯-F♯ , low B stays and the rest is one step up.

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No... you tune all but the low B down one step. because that is the difference between
B-E-A-D-G-B-E and B-F♯-B-E-A-C♯-F♯ , low B stays and the rest is one step down.

Not sure if serious.

@TS: Yeah, leave the B as it is, tune the rest one step up. I find drop B fine on a 25.5'' scale with 14's.
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No... you tune all but the low B down one step. because that is the difference between
B-E-A-D-G-B-E and B-F♯-B-E-A-C♯-F♯ , low B stays and the rest is one step down.

correction, the rest of the strings would all be one step up. F# is a whole step above E, not below, the same for the rest of the strings.
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Can't you just play in Drop A and make life easier for everyone involved?
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No... you tune all but the low B down one step. because that is the difference between
B-E-A-D-G-B-E and B-F♯-B-E-A-C♯-F♯ , low B stays and the rest is one step down.

No, the rest is one step up.
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Tune the B down to A then capo on the 2nd fret?
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When you play in standard the F# is the second fret on the E string, therefore you'd need to tune up to get to it, a whole step up to be specific.
Nothing, just trolling. I was astonished OP knew both settings but not how to get from the one to the other.
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Nothing, just trolling. I was astonished OP knew both settings but not how to get from the one to the other.

I wasn't sure if I was missing a trick, it seemed a little odd to tune UP when DROP tuning means tuning down. Yes, I'm prone to nooby threads sometimes.