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Old 03-26-2013, 09:32 AM   #1
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D Standard Tuning - Which strings? Scale/Mensur 25,5"

Hello everyone,
this is my first post, so be kind, please.

I bought this guitar:
Schecter Omen 6 Extreme BCH
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Scale/Mensur 25,5"

Which strings do you recommend for playing metal with acoustic parts, and bendings in guitar solos? Tuning is D standard.Tuning is D standard.

I used Elixier Light .010-.046 strings.
Especially for the low strings there's not enough tension so that the strings are very hard to play exactly because of their amplitude.
As to the higher strings the lack of tension would be ok with be as I like to bend in solos.

Could you recommend strings for Standard D-Tunings ?
What about
.011-.049 ???

Thank you in advance,
Best regards,
sweet leave
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:35 AM   #2
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It's all about comfort. Try different strings and see what you like.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:55 AM   #3
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I wouldn't use anything lighter than 11-52
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:03 AM   #4
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10-52 is perfect - i use that set for D standard and drop C on my 25.5" scale ibanez guitars. I would go for a 10-46 set if i didn't use drop C at all tho.

You might like it heavier - in which case an 11-54 set (EB does these) is great.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:02 PM   #5
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try 12 gauge earnie balls, that should do the trick
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:06 PM   #6
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I wouldn't use anything lighter than 11-52

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Old 03-27-2013, 06:52 AM   #7
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Yep 11-49 or 11-52 always goes on my D Standard axe. They are actually a little less tension than 10-46 in E Standard.
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