Hey everyone,

I know this is probably over asked but what is the best string size for standard D tuning? I like to have good tension, I'm thinking 11-54? Thanks in advance-

My specs:

B.C. Rich DLXJRVO Deluxe Jr. V
Frets: 24 jumbo 2.7mm
Factory strings: 9 — 42
Nut: 43mm
Scale: 25-1/2"
Last edited by winterskeep at Dec 9, 2012,
Just experiment and see what you prefer. I would say probably 10-52 would do fine. 11-54 may be a tad too much.

I always worry about people who don't know how to find out which strings will work for them. I mean guitars have edges.... They could hurt themselves.

1977 Burny FLG70
2004 EBMM JP6
2016 SE Holcolmb
Its all preference. I'd want .012s at least, but you could use .013s or .014s, or you could use .009s or .010s.
I don't give a shit if you listen to me or not
For Dstandard/Dropped C (the one tuning I actually used a ridiculous string gauge in), I used to got a set of EB 8's and an extra 58 gauge. It was something like 8 11 14 18 28 38 and 58 tuned to GDAFCGD high to low. Then when I got the D thing put on, a 58 wouldn't fit in the tuning machine, so I started using a 48 instead of 58. worked just as well.
Universe UV777 Signed by Steve Vai
Prestige RG2027X with Bare Knuckle Aftermaths
RG7621 swirled
Prestige RG1420
Thanks for the replies, I got some D'addario 11-52. chose 11 over 10 because I don't do a lot of bends and it adds a bit more tension.
I use .11-.54 myself and found they have been killer for standard D and drop C. .52 would work fine as well, really depends how you like your thickness. I have tried everything up to .59 and back down to .49 over the years, it's always sweet when you finally find the ones that fit your style/playing the best.
I use .10-.46 For everything from E to B standard.
Quote by R45VT