#1
Would 74-13 be too much to tune a 7 string in standard? I'don't like to tune lower also and hate floppy strings.
#2
It would work, but that's very high tension for standard. What gauge are you playing now?
If you are playing lighter gauge strings now, I would suggest trying a set of 11s first.
Last edited by mtolhurst3001 at Jan 4, 2016,
#3
Yeah, that's a lot of tension for standard tuning. I would either go with 9-54 or 10-56. Honestly, back before the days of 7 string guitars or baritone guitars being popular, I would use 12-56 for tuning a 6 string down to B, so 13s for standard on a 7 string is pretty crazy. Bends would be a chore.
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#4
That's pretty tight. What scale is it?

Personally for tight strings I like a 10-52 set with a 68 or 70 on the low end.
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