#1
im considering doing a 7 string build soon, and seeing as i already have one with a low B, i thought id do something different and give it a high A instead

naturally, this throws up problems, can i actually get thin enough strings that wont break easily anywhere?
or are they just pushing it and overly prone to snapping?
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#2
Quote by chimpinatux
im considering doing a 7 string build soon, and seeing as i already have one with a low B, i thought id do something different and give it a high A instead

naturally, this throws up problems, can i actually get thin enough strings that wont break easily anywhere?
or are they just pushing it and overly prone to snapping?


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#3
Just use the high string from a set of 9s...

Steve Vai, whom we can all thank for the 7 string to begin with originally set his up with an extra high string as well...

The drop tuning of 7 strings came afterwards...
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#4
I think putting on about .10's and maybe using an .08 as a high A would be ok. Maybe one of the octave strings in a 12-string pack of .09s would work. Idk the gauge, tho.
#5
Quote by Reildeal
Just use the high string from a set of 9s...

Steve Vai, whom we can all thank for the 7 string to begin with originally set his up with an extra high string as well...

The drop tuning of 7 strings came afterwards...


well, actually the russian's had 7 string guitars long before steve vai was born.
just not electric 7 strings.
#6
Quote by qotsa1998
I think putting on about .10's and maybe using an .08 as a high A would be ok. Maybe one of the octave strings in a 12-string pack of .09s would work. Idk the gauge, tho.



The only problem with using a string from a 12 string setup is that not all the strings on a 12 string are tuned to octaves.... The high E's and B's are tuned in unison
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#7
Quote by toshiro umezewa
well, actually the russian's had 7 string guitars long before steve vai was born.
just not electric 7 strings.



I meant solid body electrics

Vai and Lynch were experimenting with them at the same time, however the 1st production models were originally because of Vai..
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#8
Quote by toshiro umezewa
well, actually the russian's had 7 string guitars long before steve vai was born.
just not electric 7 strings.


indeed, and there were jazz players too

one thing that prompted my questioning of this is i heard vai didnt go ahead with a high A because of 'technical problems' which im assuming is the snappingness

perhaps seeing as theres a gap of '2' between a regular 9e and 11b, maybe a 7 would be suitable? but are they easy to get hold of
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