Guitars for Drop C?


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Demonhunter04
02-13-2010, 05:59 PM
What kind of guitars are the best for Drop C and lower tunings? (Brand, Model) Specifically guitars that stay in tune.

Lollage123
02-13-2010, 06:00 PM
Well most guitars hold tune if they're not shitty 100 toys, and any guitar can go to drop C.. I thought that was obvious, wasn't it?

Well, there's a start.

selkies
02-13-2010, 06:03 PM
well personally i like fixed bridge so its not too much work to drop tune and emgs to pick up the lower notes better but guitars that come that way and are good are esp guitars the horizons and eclipse modles

basilbrush
02-13-2010, 06:12 PM
Gibson necks are slightly (3/4 inch) shorter than Fender necks, making them very, very slightly less well suited for drop tuning. In practise, it doesn't matter at all

Levi79
02-13-2010, 06:19 PM
It isn't so much the guitar as the strings, lower tunings people like heavier strings even though i use super slinkys for eveything, but guitar that suit the style of music played in drop c is like esp jackson and such

mrmystic
02-13-2010, 06:24 PM
Any guitar can go to drop C. My $150 dollar strat copy can make it as low as Drop B# even with 8's on it. It just gets muddy. For a guitar meant to go there look into most guitars made for metal. I think a few ESP's and Ia couple of Ibanez models come from the factory in D standard, meaning Drop c would not be bad.

darkcheef
02-13-2010, 06:41 PM
Any guitar can tune to Drop C and hold a tune if it has a good nut.

Demonhunter04
02-13-2010, 06:53 PM
Wow. People, I realize any guitar can go drop C. I just wanted some opinions on guitars best suited for that.

darkcheef
02-13-2010, 06:59 PM
Wow. People, I realize any guitar can go drop C. I just wanted some opinions on guitars best suited for that.
Pretty much any guitar with heavier strings can play Drop C good, but what do you want to play and what's your amp?

Turkeyburger
02-13-2010, 07:02 PM
Stefan Koglek from Colour Haze plays a Guild Starfire IV I believe, and they play in drop C.. It's similar to the Gibson ES-335 so work from there

kurtlives14
02-13-2010, 10:46 PM
For any kind of drop tuning like this i would high recommend NOT using a double locking tremolo. the change in tension would throw the bridge out of whack and kill your intonation unless set up again.

As for pickups, i would recommend active pick ups to help control the distrotion which i assume your would be using.

As for a specific guitar, I've seen many live, metalcore bands use schecter c-1 guitars and the like. System of a Down guitarist, Daron Malakian often uses an ibanez iceman or a gibson sg. The pickups in any of these guitars will cut it for your playing.

brootalwalsh
02-13-2010, 11:57 PM
anything from schecter and esp

Crazed Shredder
02-14-2010, 12:05 AM
Well most guitars hold tune if they're not shitty 100 toys, and any guitar can go to drop C.. I thought that was obvious, wasn't it?

Well, there's a start.

My hundred dollar Les Paul works fine for Drop C.

TJ Wise
02-14-2010, 01:59 AM
the new ibanez RGD model was made for detuning..but i'd say ibanez or esp...those are my two brands of choice anyway. my ltd hold drop tuning just fine, even a cheap guitar can do it with a new set of pickups

valennic
02-14-2010, 02:44 AM
Guitar = irrelevant when it comes to tunings.

Its all about string gauge, pup type, and bridge type when it comes to ease of tuning. Any guitar can tune there.

Duke318
02-14-2010, 03:01 AM
26.5 inch scale is perfect for Drop C or D standard, but I prefer my strings tight without having to use .13's...

KTHXBAI
02-14-2010, 03:39 AM
Esp

azn_guitarist25
02-14-2010, 07:11 AM
Wow. People, I realize any guitar can go drop C. I just wanted some opinions on guitars best suited for that.

Well one with strings a body a neck and a bridge and nut and some other stuff would be best. You could look at a baritone but at drop C you could easily get away with a 25.5" or 24.75" scale length guitar it's more dependent on what string gauge you use.

Nick184
02-14-2010, 07:24 AM
Any guitar can do drop C yes, but a guitar with a longer scale length and pickups with very tight bass (dimarzio super distortion, EMG 81s etc) would be the optimum setup

randomhero93
02-14-2010, 07:52 PM
look at these: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ernie-Ball-2627-Nickel-Beefy-Slinky-Drop-Tune-Strings-102670429-i1122404.gc

Drop C problem solved

/douche-bag

look at Schecters, ESP, and Jackson and Ibanez

tronester
02-14-2010, 08:08 PM
Im getting a nice new Washburn, so I plan on keeping my old Dean XM for Drop C duty.

Right now I think it has #9 strings, should I get #12's to better handle the lower tuning?