#1
When i got my 7 string i decided to get .10 lights since i wanted to keep a balance between floppy vs rugged because i love shredding. However i noticed that it is hard to do whole tone bends without accidentally digging my finger into the string above it and the string slipping out of my grip.

The scale i use is 26.5, and i want to get peoples opinions on switching, so i can come to a compromise about things like floppy b strings vs easier bends and etc
#2
Honestly, without wanting to take a shot at your technique, that sounds like something you need to practice rather than something lighter strings would solve. It might make it easier, but if you're dropping the string it doesn't sound like you're bending right.
#3
yeah it sounds more like a technique issue.

But there is no reason not to buy a set of 9's and see if you like the feel of them better different string brands will also feel different even if they are the same gauge.

I use a variety of string gauges on my guitars. My PRS has 9-42, G&L has 10-46, Epi has 10-52 and my Ibanez 11-48. Those are just the gauges I prefer on those guitars and all but the Epi say in E standard/drop D and the Epi does E standard to drop C (but mostly E standard)
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It is a baritone though. Throw some 9's on it.
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It is a baritone though. Throw some 9's on it.


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It is a baritone though. Throw some 9's on it.

I play a set of .64 through .11 on my 26.5 scale 7 string tuning to Bb, and I get told all the time that's way too heavy. String gauge/tension is all preference - it's why some guys play .9s in standard, and jazz players used .12s.

As far as the problem you're having, that's all technique, not string gauge. Thicker strings will give you more tension and make it harder to bend, but once you get enough finger strength to bend them you're going to run into the same issue. Just woodshed, man. Not the most 'fun' answer, but it's the right one 90% of the time.

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It is a baritone though. Throw some 9's on it.


that's what i'd have thought, though i've never tried one. I know fender versus gibson scale length is noticeable when it comes to tension, so I'm guessing the 26.5" scale length would be too.
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It is a baritone though. Throw some 9's on it.

I missed that part, yeah try 9's
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that's what i'd have thought, though i've never tried one. I know fender versus gibson scale length is noticeable when it comes to tension, so I'm guessing the 26.5" scale length would be too.

Yeah, they do. I recently discovered that baritones make great slide guitars because of the extra tension. My Schecter C7 has a 26.5" scale and it's a great slide guitar.
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I've got 13-56 on my 30" bari, tuned to open D for slide. Very tight, it sounds good, but I feel like I should be wearing safety glasses when I tune it. In general, I think that longer scales and high string tensions are the way to go for slide, but you risk structural damage trying it on an acoustic.
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I've got 13-56 on my 30" bari, tuned to open D for slide. Very tight, it sounds good, but I feel like I should be wearing safety glasses when I tune it. In general, I think that longer scales and high string tensions are the way to go for slide, but you risk structural damage trying it on an acoustic.
You need to try a baritone 7 string tune to open A. Friggin awesome for slide.
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Yeah, they do. I recently discovered that baritones make great slide guitars because of the extra tension. My Schecter C7 has a 26.5" scale and it's a great slide guitar.


lol nice
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