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Old 06-12-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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String size for B tune

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Which string size would be optimal for B..F#.B..E..G#.C# tune ? I play rythm and solos.
Usually i use Ernie Ball
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:25 AM   #2
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Ernie Ball beefy slinky should do the trick
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:56 AM   #3
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I play in the same tuning. I use 56-12s I believe
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:52 PM   #4
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12-56 should work. Personally I'd get a 60 for the low B, so this set should do nicely.

But... what guitar is this on?
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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Telling us the scale length of your guitar would help a lot. Longer scales generally require slightly thinner strings
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:55 PM   #6
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13 for me.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:25 PM   #7
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Use whatever string gauge you play best on. There is no right or wrong gauge to use, other than if you can't play your best then you're using the wrong gauge. There is no reason to use any string gauge other than the one you are most comfortable with.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:34 PM   #8
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Use whatever string gauge you play best on. There is no right or wrong gauge to use, other than if you can't play your best then you're using the wrong gauge. There is no reason to use any string gauge other than the one you are most comfortable with.


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Old 06-12-2012, 03:28 PM   #9
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Ernie Ball beefy slinky should do the trick

I use Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky's for my Ibanez (it's in drop B) but I take away the 22p ( the G string, or in this case, the E string) and throw in an 18p. Feels more comfortable imo. The 22p is just too thick for me personally.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:54 PM   #10
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I once used beefy slinkies. It wasn't that great. Too loose. Now I just use a standard 7 string set from Daddario minus the 1st string which is 13-59 or something I think
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:59 PM   #11
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a wound G (or E in your case), will probably sound clearer and intonate better than an unwound.

i'd say 12's, 13's or even 14's will do. I'd really recommend a wound G on whatever set you get though.
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:41 PM   #12
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I use Ibanez RG 90 Pegasus and i would preffer something slim on bottom like 11's. And lower strings could be fat
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a wound G (or E in your case), will probably sound clearer and intonate better than an unwound.
i'd say 12's, 13's or even 14's will do. I'd really recommend a wound G on whatever set you get though.

This is half true depending on what gauge you choose.

I messed around with the G string (no pun intended ) a bit when I was fixing my guitar to drop B, with plain (unwound) strings thicker than a 19 gauge, they start sounding dull and lifeless.
So I'd suggest if you go 20 or thicker, go with wound.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:09 PM   #14
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I've never known why everyone's so into super thick strings. For that tuning (Drop B), I personally wouldn't go higher than .011 for my top string. Any thicker and juicy bends become impractical. Like two to two and a half step bends. I'd even be down with using 10's. 10-56 or 11-58 would be awesome.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:26 AM   #15
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I think I will try: DR (10-60) Drop-Down Tuning. Did someone of you were using it ? Would it be good for B tune ?
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:31 AM   #16
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Go for it =) But know that your treble strings will be pretty nice and slinky (which is the way I like it to be honest), but it might be a BIT too loose. Try the 10-60, and if the treble strings are too loose, go for 11's.
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I think I will try: DR (10-60) Drop-Down Tuning. Did someone of you were using it ? Would it be good for B tune ?

The thinner strings will be floppy as ****.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:37 AM   #18
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I use 10-52s on a 24.5 inch scale (les Paul) for C standard/Drop A#. I like it. Some people might find it too loose but I enjoy it
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The thinner strings will be floppy as ****.


They'll be fine.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:53 AM   #20
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I bought DR (10-60) Drop-Down Tuning and I am really satisfied. That strings perfectly match to my guitar and B tune. There are not loose

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