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Old 01-01-2013, 03:39 AM   #1
BenC_14
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What are the requirements for Drop A tuning? String brand/gauge, spring adjustments?

I'd just like to know what the best type of strings to buy are? What gauge of strings as well? Is there a specific kind that will eradicate fret buzz? I also heard somewhere if the guitar has a Floyd Rose tremolo then you should adjust the springs so the bridge floats properly when down tuned? Is this true? I know it shouldn't be this hard lol, but I'd like to make sure I get it right first time so I don't have to waste money or time on getting it right. Can someone help me please? Thanks
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:14 AM   #2
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Gauges 70-10's, 60-10's or maybe 56-13's with a wound g string
You will never get rid of all fret buzz
Yes you will need to equalize the spring and string tension to get it to sit parallel with the body

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Old 01-01-2013, 04:15 AM   #3
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I would buy a 13-63 set for Drop A on 25.5" scale guitar.
You will have to adjust the spring tension (see the setup thread), probably will have to adjust the intonation and your guitar could also need some truss rod adjustments.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:32 AM   #4
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I used a 10-70 GHS set for Drop A on my 25" PRS SE CU24. That was the set I settled on after nearly a year of searching for the right set for tuning so low.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:21 AM   #5
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Thanks!!

Thanks so much that really helped me out!
Are there any requirements for a thru-body or a tune-o-matic bridge? Or is that just thick strings and decent pickups? (Just for my knowledge)
Thanks again though, that was really helpful.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:21 AM   #6
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Thanks so much that really helped me out!
Are there any requirements for a thru-body or a tune-o-matic bridge? Or is that just thick strings and decent pickups? (Just for my knowledge)
Thanks again though, that was really helpful.


other than possibly having to drill a tuner out (the inside) for the string to fit though. if i were to do it, i would have a new nut cut. i have a local guy that a friend referred me to who will provide and cut a bone nut for an LP for $20.

i haven't had the chance to set anything up, but once i do one and like it i will probably have him do a few more guitars.
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