#1
Hey guys,
I have D'Addario EXL140s (10-52) on all of my 6ers and they're good for anything from Drop C to E standard.
On my Schecter Omen Extreme 7, although the tension is overall slightly higher, if I want to go to Drop A or Drop G# (even half step down) it gets incredibly floppy.
Currently I'm using EXL110-7s (10-59).
What I'd thought about is putting one of my 10-2 sets on there and then just getting a single .62, but I'm worried that it would be either too tight for B or too loose for G#.

Help. Just.. help.
#2
62 is good for B in my 27 scale cort. It is tight but manageable. Tuned to A the tension is spot on perfect in my opinion.

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#3
Quote by MaaZeus
62 is good for B in my 27 scale cort. It is tight but manageable. Tuned to A the tension is spot on perfect in my opinion.


How about the .52 E at 26.5" scale? It's about right, but at that scale, would it be too tight?
#4
It is heavier than 62 in B, and after dropping it to A its way heavier. Too heavy for second lowest string on that scale if you ask me though your mileage may vary. 48 would be better, then its about same tension as 62 in B. I like having balanced tension between strings.

ESP LTD F-50 + Tonezone
Cort EVL-Z4 + X2N
Cort EVL-K47B

Marshall Valvestate 8100
Randall RG1503
Bugera 333
Peavey Rockmaster preamp

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#6
Sounds like a plan. Or get a ready set. Skull Strings has a 10-62 7-string set that is quite well balanced and I use one currently.

ESP LTD F-50 + Tonezone
Cort EVL-Z4 + X2N
Cort EVL-K47B

Marshall Valvestate 8100
Randall RG1503
Bugera 333
Peavey Rockmaster preamp

Line6 Pod X3
#7
I use the DR heavy core 11-65 (11, 15, 19, 32, 42, 54, 65) on me 25.5 scale 7. The tension is a little looser than I'd like in standard. I drop the B to an A and it gets waaaay too loose and just sounds like a mess.
If you want G# on a 26.5 I'd want at least a 65 for my 7th.
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#8
Quote by jmaguire

If you want G# on a 26.5 I'd want at least a 65 for my 7th.


True, but then it starts to get really tight on the B. 62 is a good compromise in my book. Going from B to G# is a pretty big jump though. Its like switching between E Standard and C# on same guitar. The strings will never be in optimal tension in either side and the guitar will not be properly set up for either tuning too.

ESP LTD F-50 + Tonezone
Cort EVL-Z4 + X2N
Cort EVL-K47B

Marshall Valvestate 8100
Randall RG1503
Bugera 333
Peavey Rockmaster preamp

Line6 Pod X3