#1
as the title says how low can you go with 25.5 scale, 6 stringers or 7 string, cause i think my limit is Ab on a 7 string cause i dont like lower than that, but im curious about how low people have gone.
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#2
That depends on a lot of factors. What string gauge are you using? How's the bass response on your amp? your pickups? How much tension can you slack off before you don't feel comfortable playing?
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#3
The heavier the strings, the lower you can tune and keep it playable. It really is that simple. Want it REALLY heavy? Use bass strings.
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I've got a 25.5 scale Schecter Omen in Drop B. How low do you need to go? It depends more on your strings than scale length.
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^ yes.

Though if you have a 25.5" scale guitar already you can easily go down to drop A with .60's, and lower if you get bigger strings and/or you like your strings sloppy.
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The heavier the strings, the lower you can tune and keep it playable. It really is that simple. Want it REALLY heavy? Use bass strings.


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I think the ultimate limiting factor here would be how much you can drill out your tuning peg. Cutting your nut is implied.

Then there's the 20Hz (E 2 octaves down from guitar standard 82Hz E) that is pretty much the bottom minimum that most gear will put out, and you'll only get that on certain PA type speakers/amps. And it's arguable how much of that fundamental our ears really care about.
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^ yes.

Though if you have a 25.5" scale guitar already you can easily go down to drop A with .60's, and lower if you get bigger strings and/or you like your strings sloppy.

.060 in A is going to be pretty floppy on a 25,5" scale, .062 is pretty much minimum unless you really like spaghetti.

Well in theory you can go as low as you like on any scale, but it may sound muddy below a certain threshold (generally I haven't seen bands go lower than drop A on a regular scale guitar) and is going to require ridiculously thick strings. Generally it's a good idea to get something with longer scale length if you want to go below B, more clarity and tighter low end.
#10
i did Drop Ab on a 6 string with a .60 and it had a lot of tension and it intonate properly which i think is funny
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#11
That's interesting... I've tried everything between 56 and 64 for drop A on a 26,5" scale and 62 was the thinnest acceptable without flying all over the place.