Billy Gibbons 7 gauge strings

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by DougMen, Oct 17, 2020 at 3:09 AM.

  1. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    This guy tries a set of 7s on his EB MM Cutlass Strat, and then compares their tone to 10s and 13s. They sound just fine to me, but I'm not sure they'd stay in tune without locking tuners like he has.
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  2. beagle

    beagle Squier-Nut

    Nov 19, 2017
    I have no problem keeping 8s in tune with Safeti Post type tuners on my guitars.
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  3. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Dr. Squier

    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    I tried the 7s from rev Willie . I could hardly feel the E under my fingers.

    I use EBxs 8s on all my electrics and that freaks out tonesnobs ,but 9s flare up my aurthur ;)
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  4. One String Sam

    One String Sam Squier-Nut

    Jan 10, 2015
    The Moon
    I've been using them for a few years, have them on one of my Teles and one of my Les Pauls. I really like them.
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  5. beagle

    beagle Squier-Nut

    Nov 19, 2017
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  6. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychopathic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    Id try these 7s, especially to do those Daviid Gilmore bends.
  7. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Squier-holic

    Nov 14, 2016
    Didnt BB King play with exceptionally light strings, 7's or 8's. Ive never heard anyone complain about his playing of his guitars going out of tune...
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  8. wildelectric

    wildelectric Squier-Nut

    Sep 23, 2016
    Western Illinois
    I used Billy 7s on a Squier Standard Strat with Duncan humbuckers for quite a while.

    At low volumes the tone was... acceptable.
    At the higher volumes I normally play at, there was no sound or tone difference from 8s or 9s.

    They did node faster than heavier guages, though, and so needed more frequent replacement.

    My $.02.
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  9. mitch_cumsteen

    mitch_cumsteen Squier-Nut

    Jun 25, 2018
    Planet, Idaho
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