Tight Stringe Gauge

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ThEWeasel
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Hey guys,

have already read a lot of topics about string gauge and right now i want to stop throwing money out of the window to find the right string gauge.

At the moment I use the NYXL with 64 for the 7th and 11-52 for other 6 strings.
I try to find a suitable string gauge for G# Tuning but at the moment I think that even 64 is too loose on a guitar with scale of 25.5.

For A# on the 7th its perfect Laughing out loud
On A it begins to become loose.

The other strings fit perfectly for G# but for Drop A these strings are too tight.

G# and Drop A are the tuning s in which I like to play but no matching string thickness found for the 7th:/

Does someone have some experience with an 25.5scale and can give some advice's?

Thanks for your help Smile

Isotropy
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I'd try a 70 or a 68

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my new 7-string is also 25.5" and it´s tuned to drop A. i use a 68 for the A and that´s just on the edge of working. in my experience, tuning lower than that the scale is just too short to make it work right. i use a 64 on my Schecter which is 26.5" and that works fine, also on G#.

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Thanks for for your answers^^

@Isotropy: 70...thats a lot Laughing out loud Do you still get defined tones in the higher boundaries?

@Johnny Shnizz: Got the same thought about that scale after trying around with different gauges but i didn't want to believe it. While testing this guitar I did not pay attention to this aspect and more to the playability. This is so sad :/

Which string gauge would you recommend for the other strings in Drop A?

So I have to try 68 and 70 for the 7th Smile

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Honestly a 70 on a 25.5 inch is probably going to be too big. I'm using a 70 now on my 26.5" 7 string in drop Ab (G#).

I'm with Johnny I think the 68 would probably be best. Especially if you're using a 64 now, the bump to a 68 should be pretty comfortable.

But yes I do get fine definition on the higher frets with the 70. Keep in mind I set my guitar up after switching to that gauge. Best part is the tuning stability. I play a lot of large chords so I need things to be really in tune. If I want that BWOW I'll just pick really freaking hard Smile

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ThEWeasel wrote:

Which string gauge would you recommend for the other strings in Drop A?

that´s a matter of personal taste. i use a 9-46 set. i like the higher strings to be light so bending and shredding is easier. 10-46 is a little tighter and has a little bit better tuning stability. if you want it tighter, 11-49 should be fine.

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Do you buy 6 string-Sets with an 68gauge for the 6. string and use it for your 7. string? I have to ask you because booth stores, in which I normally buy strings, have not single strings with a gauge of 68. Just 64 :/

Otherwise, it becomes costly.

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I buy EXL (or NYXL) 10-46 sets and then a separate 68, 64, 70 depending on the need. I order my strings online like a lazy person.

ThEWeasel
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We lazy people must hold together Laughing out loud

Found a "dealer" who will sell me the 68. and the 10-46 set Smile
I am so excited if it is tight enough Laughing out loud