#1
Hi Guys,

Im looking to tune my 7 string to g a# f a# d# g c (low to high).
The 7 string has a 26.5 inch scale and I am just curious on what string gauge you guys think would be appropriate for this tuning?

Cheers
#2
Free bump day and welcome to UG GGnA

I like DR Tite Fits.

They are one of the only manufacturers left that wind their own strings the old fashioned way (so I'm told)

Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46-56.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/DR-Strings-Tite-Fit-MT7-10-Medium-7-String-Nickel-Plated-Electric-Guitar-Strings-101364032-i1123229.gc


I hear their new Drop Down strings are good too. They look similar to the Tite Fits. I'm usually either in Standard E or Drop C.
#3
56 for G is gonna be a loose, sloppy mess. With seven strings, a little more effort is involved with string gauges. Most 7 string sets are crap, forcing you to buy a six string set and a single (high or low) or ordering custom altogether. Expensive.

len 26.5"

C4     .010" dapl == 11.03#
G3     .014" dapl == 12.14#
D3#    .018" dapl == 12.64#
A2#    .026" danw == 12.52#
F2     .044" danw == 19.51#
A1#    .056" danw == 14.23#
G1     .068" danw == 14.78#

total == 96.85#


D'Addario EXL157 Baritone set with a plain steel single .010.

No guarantee I got the tuning correct and take the numbers with half a grain of salt.

I've had so much trouble with a G at 25.5. It doesn't want to intonate so I just leave it in A standard. Bummer. Currently toying around with a idea of getting another 25.5 7 string but tuning it to DGCFADG. Sounds fun.
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Last edited by lemurflames at Jan 6, 2015,
#5
Thanks for the advice guys! Its the tuning Structures use for their album'Divided By'. Pretty sure Northlane use this tuning now as well.
#6
Quote by danowersesp
Thanks for the advice guys! Its the tuning Structures use for their album'Divided By'. Pretty sure Northlane use this tuning now as well.

http://www.guitarstringsonline.com/DAddario-XL-Nickel-Wound-Guitar-Singles-Build-your-own-String-Set_p_25.html

If you're willing to go custom, we can help you build a good set for your guitar.
Ibanez Prestige RG852MPB
Ibanez Prestige RG652KFX
ESP E-II M-1
LTD AW-7
Schecter Loomis NT
EVH 5150 III 50
PRS 212 DB
Line 6 POD HD500X
Deadhorse OD/Boss HM-2