So if Legator is crap...

Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by Xfing, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Xfing

    Xfing Member

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    Well I don't intend to be messing around with tunings too much on that guitar - that's the point of having a guitar with such an extended scale, now isn't it? I'll be keeping to standard - C#F#BEADGBE.


    Absolutely true, but consider that multiscales and fanned frets are a relatively recent invention only gaining ground recently. And it was born precisely of the complaints from extended range guitar users - that their lowest string is too floppy, or that their highest is too tense, affecting both sound and playability.

    Oh well, you've allayed my concerns I guess. 30" then it is. As far as fanned fret multiscales go, I'll probably get a 6 string bass of that variety. The string gauge variance on basses is bigger, so they're the ones that really need multiple scales the most.
     
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    Djentlover666 Good case of the djents

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    Can always go lower, idk why but, not plying in any form of drop feels weird/dirty/wrong. When I get a 6 string i can guarantee I'm not tuning any higher that drop c.
     
  3. Xfing

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    My Septor 930 black flame arrived today! Wonderful instrument. Could use a fatter bottom string definitely, 0.90 is a bit floppy even with 30 inches. Still playable though. The entire instrument is - I was a bit afraid how I'd handle such a thick neck, but I can actually do barres across the entire neck on lower frets, so guess it's not all that bad. Broke the high E string by stupidly trying to shorten the scale for it while the string was fully tuned, luckily I had a replacement on hand.

    So, if I wanted to buy a .100 are these virtually bass strings, or are they actually a different kind of string?
     
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    trem licking SS.org Regular

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    I'm pretty sure the strings are constructed differently (bass/guitar). usually the ball end is bigger for one and the core is thicker too i believe, on bass strings. I get the huge strings for mine from Labella.
     
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    Djentlover666 Good case of the djents

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    .090 is enough. I go down to A most of the time. At first I thought the same but then I got a .105 from ernieball and it felt the same so I just went back to .090. I'm trying labella strings .092 only bc they taper at both ends so I won't have to unravel the end fir the tuner. I'm too scared to drill the tuner. And the strings on all of rondo's agile guitars are from labella.
     
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    Djentlover666 Good case of the djents

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    And bass strings are different than guitar strings. Bass strings are double wound as far as I know.
     
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    Well, I did eliminate the fret buzz by making the action on the 9th string a bit higher, but it's still too floppy for tremolo picking (though pretty good for anything else). I tried looking for .100s on Labella's website, but I'm piss poor at that. Could someone link me to that product please?
     
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    Djentlover666 Good case of the djents

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    http://www.labella.com/strings/category/wound-strings-above-100-build-a-custom-electric-guitar-set/ click on the scroll bar that says nickle wound, it goes from 100 to 125 I think I saw. And you'll have to put you guitar model in where it asks below the price.
     

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