I have never touched a seven string so standard tuning is beadgbe, how many steps down is that on a six string? Also can you tune to drop b if so would you half to tune up?
B standard on a 7 string is the exact same tuning or e standard on a 6 string, with the low B
The top six strings are a six string guitar, but there's a lower string that is tuned to B.
B standard on a 6 is B-E-A-D-G♭-B and thats 2 and a half steps down from E standard . But its a G♭and not a G.To play drop B on a 7 you would have to tune the other 6 strings up one step.That would be an odd thing to do though..
All Shall Perish played in Drop B on 7-strings for ages. All strings tuned up a step except the low B. Weird, but works.
Can strings that come on the guitar work for tunning up?
Depends on how thick they are. Tuning UP strings is always going to be a risk, but most are normally strung with thin enough strings from the factory. I wouldn't advise it in most cases, as when you get a new guitar, the strings will have probably been on the instrument for ages and become worn down or dirty, especially if it's something you bought from an actual store front.