RTR47
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#1
So I have been using ernie ball skinny top heavy bottom strings on my Asm Pro (link to look at it http://www.guitarcenter.com/B-C--Rich-ASM-Pro-Electric-Guitar-516093-i1503547.gc) for drop c and I was thinking I might want to switch to a thicker gauge like the beefy slinkys but I just recently put them on another one my guitars (I was putting this one in drop d) and I had to add another spring to it. I dont really want to add another to my Asm Pro because I dont know if it will make my strings harder to play. I like to play alot of post-hardcore music and shredder stuff so maybe even increasing the gauge wont be a good idea but heres my guitars neck Scale: 25 1/2". Any help is appreciated!!
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#2
there is a couple different approaches to go. you can just 'wing it', or you can be very technical and maintain tension on the guitar's neck.

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

that will tell you how exchange stings for the same tension. you can use it as a guideline for switching 'stock' strings sets as well.
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#3
If you think its not enough tension I would go with dunlop heavy core heaviest. They're 10-52. But specifically made to give you good tension in drop c (: I really like them.
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RTR47
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@Ultima117 The strings on it now are 10-52 hahahaha
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most people i have heard of doing drop C generally do a 12 set.
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#6
I know (: but they're not a typical 10-52 set. They have a really thick core so you get a lot more tension than a regular 10-52 such as skinny top heavy bottoms. They're basically for people who want more tension but don't want like a 54 or 60 set.
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#7
I don't see why the 10-52 set is that bad for you. A lot of bands use those gauges for that tuning, or something similar. i know Alexi from Children of Bodom uses 10-56, which isn't that much of a difference.
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#8
i have been in love lately with the dunlop heavy core 12-54. on a 26" scale neck they are the perfect tesnion for me in drop c
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#9
I used to use 12-60 for Drop C on my 25.5" H. I now use 11-56. I like both, the 11s give me a little more bending leeway which is nice.
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i have 11's in C#std and they flop like spaghetti. i would recommend 11's at minimum with a bigger 6th string. 12's for Dstd or drop C. i realize that i have mine tuned lower, but mine are nowhere usable without the tail piece cranked down a long way and high action. when it needs strings i am going to get a new nut cut and use 13's.
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I found Ernie Ball Not Even Slinky's (12-56) to be great for Drop C.

Not sure about all the exact tension specs, but they played great on a PRS Single Cut.
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I use the Daddario 10-52 on my hellraiser for Drop C anything lower an I use .11's but that's just my preference.
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I found Ernie Ball Not Even Slinky's (12-56) to be great for Drop C.

Not sure about all the exact tension specs, but they played great on a PRS Single Cut.


that is what i would do as far as approximate gauges .

i don't get along with ernie ball strings though.
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