Hey guys. I have an Epi LP Custom and an Epi SG G-310. Suprisingly enough, the SG is a really solid guitar and I use it for dropping down a step when playing stuff like Death.
But I don't really know much about strings, I buy 10-49's (I Think that's it) for standard playing. Obviously, when I'm tuning down a step on the SG I run into fret buzz, innotation and tension issues.

TL;DR, What is the right string gauge (Or one you recommend) for tuning down a step?
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I've never been caught (beating off), but my dad was picking up my gf once and "accidentaly" grabbed her boobs.
I use 12s for that kinda tunings.
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I used to play in drop C with 10s. I personally think that it's a matter of setup and touch. Generally people seem to like thicker strings for lower tunings and stuff, but I play with .008s in standard tuning. My buddy can't play my guitar without fretting out, buzzing and wiggling the strings to ****, but I love it. Again, a matter of touch and taste.
i perfer 10's when i'm playing a step but anything lower i perfer 12's.

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I use 10-52s personally
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For me, I use 11-49 or 11-50 depending on which string brand I buy.
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
11s for D. I use 9 - 46s on my Hellraiser for Standard, and the guitar is a 25.5in scale neck, but i'd use 10 - 52 in 24.75in scale necks, so maybe an 11 - 54 for going down to D? If you use 10 - 46 or 49 for standard, then maybe a stock 11 - 52 string gauge will work well for you.