Iv been in a metal band quite some time now and we've done quite well in the past (been on a euro tour and released an album).
Me and my fellow guitarist play 6 strings in Drop A (I use 009. and they actually work on my MAB1 some how).
But I want to move to a 7 string, now... my question is, how would I have to set the guitar up to have an extra low string and keep the other 6 the same as a 6 string guitar in drop A.
Also what string gauge would I need to use on a 25.5 scale 7 string. (im really used to 009s and it feels odd when I play 010s on my other guitar)
Any advice will be great and try to keep it simple, I dont understand the string tention in pounds and stuff like that.
PS. Thinking of getting an Ibanez Iron Label RGIR27E.
Sweet jesus, how the hell do you maintain any intonation with those things?
I thought it was mental with Iommi and his 8 gauge tuned down to c#.
If you're going that low and adding a high e, you'll probably just have to have two 009 strings on the high register and one tuned to e and the other to b.