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what guage do you use right now? If you're playing in E with nines then elevens will do you good for c, but I use twelves

C is 2 whole steps down from e standard
i play with 11s for e
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i use .011-.052 and feels perfect for my taste
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#7
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How can you play 11s with E? It's extremely hard to bend...

I'd say 11s or 12s for C standard. Right now I'm in C standard and I'm using 12s.

Those 13s would most likely be too thick.


Thicker strings have a better tone plus good for finger dexterity.
plus my guitar is 25.5 scale length so yea...
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Thicker strings have a better tone plus good for finger dexterity.
plus my guitar is 25.5 scale length so yea...


No they don't.

Anyway:

A .56 string does C perfect. I've used that gauge before and it was heavenly. Despite using a higher gauge you might get away with not needing a setup since you'll be tuning so low... you're adding pressure then dialing back by not tuning up so high if that makes sense...

But if you get fret buzz you'll have to visit a tech if it's bad.
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They should be good enough going down to .56.

Edit: May have to adjust truss rod?


Not MAY, you will have to adjust the truss rod.

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#10
Quote by Necrophagist777
Not MAY, you will have to adjust the truss rod.


He's down tuning. So unless he has a .42 now, I don't see it happening. Plus you can't be sure, some guitars draw lucky cards when putting on fatties.
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He's down tuning. So unless he has a .42 now, I don't see it happening. Plus you can't be sure, some guitars draw lucky cards when putting on fatties.


I went from .46 to .52 and needed major adjustments.

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I went from .46 to .56 and needed none.
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I went from .46 to .56 and needed none.


lucky bastard lol

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lucky bastard lol


lol Exactly! That's how I felt. I admit he probably will need to be setup due to fret buzz. But you can't always be sure you know?


For anyone keeping score. My lovely Schecter baby has been at a tech being setup with Elixer .52's for a week now... I can't wait to get my baby back and hold her sweet curv... sorry.
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I doubt 11s would be heavy enough for low C. I use 11s with the heavier bottom strings (my low E is a 56.) and it feels fine.
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