String Tension Super Thread (Got a string question? Post it here!)

Discussion in 'Beginners/FAQ' started by MaxOfMetal, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Frosty the Snowperson

    Frosty the Snowperson Weirdo

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    But the prices there seem good. I'm assuming US dollars.
     
  2. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    You would be better off with something like this.

    http://www.rondomusic.com/product9784.html

    Something 28" or higher is what you are looking for. That one I linked is 28.625"
     
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    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    Yeah, @Frosty the Snowperson , the longer the scale length, the better, if you are tuning that low. That one, in particular, has a cool Floyd Rose trem and an ebony fretboard, for $600, so I'd say that'd be a good bet. If you could find something longer that also checks off all of your boxes, then I'd say go for that.
     
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    Anything with 727 or 728 in the name should be good enough for you, that would be 27" or 28" scale respectively. They have a few 7-strings of both scale lengths in stock right now.
     
  5. EverDream

    EverDream SS.org Regular

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    If you don't mind fanned frets then I'd go with this: http://www.rondomusic.com/intrepidpro72730ebcatp.html, or this (if you prefer passive pickups): http://www.rondomusic.com/product9352.html

    Both are 27" - 30" multi-scale (have fanned frets) and have an ebony fretboard, and are $600 US dollars. As of the time of this post, there are 3 in stock of the one with active pickups (the first one I posted), and only 1 left in stock of the one with passive pickups (the second one I posted).

    But I'd go with the guitar the other two guys mentioned above though if you prefer one with a Trem and better pickups (Duncan Blackouts), or if you don't like fanned frets (although it is 28.625", which will work, but 30" would be more ideal for tuning down to D1 IMO). I checked and there are 4 in stock of that one (as of the time of this post).

    The link for that one again was: http://www.rondomusic.com/product9784.html

    Actually if you are talking about Agile guitars, the 728 would be 28.625".
     
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