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ESP 6 string 25.5 scale guitar.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Brian Crawford, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Brian Crawford

    Brian Crawford

    Aug 9, 2009
    Make this short. Want to know if the D'addario EXL158 (13*17*26w*36*46*62) will be ok for my 25.5 scale 6 string ESP guitar tuned BEADF#B and please don't tell me to get a 7 string because if I wanted a 7 string I wouldn't be asking this.
  2. RBS_Johnson


    Oct 31, 2013
    Athens, OH
    You could get a set of strings for a seven string and not use the high E. The gauges you listed may be a bit floppy tuned that low. Keep in mind that I have some experience with this, bu I'm no expert.
  3. Brian Crawford

    Brian Crawford

    Aug 9, 2009
    Hey RBS_Johnson I hear ya on the floppiness but these are one of Daddario's baritone sets so that is why I thought they would work thats if baritone strings have more tension then regular strings.
  4. MattS


    Jan 17, 2011
    Milford, CT
    that should work fine. I have an electric guitar that's either 25" or 25.5" scale (I forget which) and I keep it tuned BEADF#B. I was using ernie ball 12-56 set, which was pretty nice, but recently switched to a 7 string set and tossed the high E making it 14-58, thought I'd try thicker strings so it would feel more like my acoustic guitar with the wound G string. 14-58 feels better to me, but 12-56 sounded better tone-wise; I think if I replace the nut it might resolve the issue.
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  6. Brian Crawford

    Brian Crawford

    Aug 9, 2009
    Cool MattS thanks for the reply and I've decided to try that baritone set and will try some 7 string sets and as you said will get rid of the highest string.

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