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Old 10-08-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
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What string gauge for Drop Ab on a 6 string:

I usually use 11-54 for Drop Bb, and I wanna tune down on my Ibanez Six string, (it's not a baritone) Is it okay to use something like 13-65 on a non-bari six? Or should i just go with the 12-60 i found
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:53 PM   #2
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I usually use 11-54 for Drop Bb, and I wanna tune down on my Ibanez Six string, (it's not a baritone) Is it okay to use something like 13-65 on a non-bari six? Or should i just go with the 12-60 i found


uh, get a bass?

http://www.daddario.com/DAstringtensionguide.Page

to be able to keep tension on the neck you'd need something like a 16 gauge for the highest string and a 60 gauge for the lowest. check that string gauge chart, you'd probably need a custom set.

if you don't care about matching tension, the a 12-60 should work.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:25 PM   #4
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uh, get a bass?

Stopped reading your post there.

TS, just get a somewhat thicker set than what you currently have for Bb. It's only a whole step down. You might have to take it to get set up, though.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:36 PM   #5
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I use .12 - .56 and they seem to be the right gague for me I tune my LTD to Drop A
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:37 PM   #6
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Stopped reading your post there.

TS, just get a somewhat thicker set than what you currently have for Bb. It's only a whole step down. You might have to take it to get set up, though.


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Old 10-08-2012, 11:59 PM   #7
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I use .12 - .56 and they seem to be the right gague for me I tune my LTD to Drop A


I was a actually gonna suggest something close. .58 instead though but 56 works too. I am using a 24.75" scale with 56 on my low and I have no issues with Drop A so I figured a 58 would be about perfect for Ab
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:32 AM   #8
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I have a 25" scale im sure, and i just got 12-56 for drop A# today. They work perfectly really, any thicker and id have to drill a bigger hole in the tuner for the low A# string.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:38 PM   #9
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i used to use the dr set with the 65 for a flat. my guitar is a gibson scale and i like tight strings but i think you need at least a 60.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:42 AM   #11
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Stopped reading your post there.

pity, the rest of his post was very sound information.
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