So I have just gotten an 8 string guitar with a 28" scale length and got a set of GHS Boomers 10-80's and I find them to not have enough tension, even in standard tuning. Do you guys recommend any sets or have any tips for building sets?
It’s definitely across the board that there isn’t enough tension. I like everything to be fairly tight hahahaIs there not enough tension across the board, or just on the low strings? If it's just the low F# you could get a set of 7 string 10's, then get your low string(s) separately. Maybe an 85 for F#?
I would use probably a 10-56 set for that, maybe 11's
la bella sells really good strings and they'll make custom sets for you (kalium will too, but I found their low end strings to not be as clear sounding). there are other sites like stringdepot that sell single strings iirc, but they only carry up to a certain size.Might I ask what's a good place to get singles of big strings? Guitarstringsonline seems to have shut down for good. I normally use 0.074 to 0.076 for standard and 1/2 step up.