#1
Hello I have guitar Ibanez GRG 170DX, it kinds sucks because i play only 1 year but it's a great starting guitar for metal.

So I wanna change strings. Right now I have on Dean Markley Blue Steel but I will have to replace them. Current size is 9-42 I think.

I am thinking about buying ERNIE BALL 10-52 HEAVY BOTTOM SLINKY and ERNIE BALL 11-48 POWER SLINKY.

I heard that these strings are good with EMG magnets, but will I get better sound with a low price guitar? And also, will I have to do any adjustments if I change to any of those strings? I normally play in standard tuning and I rarely switch to half step down.

By the way you can also suggest me some other strings that you think that are great for heavy metal.

Thanks for further help!
#2
Okay, question is why do you want such heavy strings when you're currently using such light strings.

Also, Ernie Balls are good (What I use) but I think there's better stuff around.
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#4
Well I said that you guys can suggest me any strings you want then. So what would be the suggestion? You can suggest me any strings :P
#6
If you have 9's on right now, putting on a heavier gauge will increase tension on the neck.. and you might have to make a slight truss adjustment. Which you might be able to do yourself after having a year under your belt.
But unless you have some nice equipment/amp, its going to be hard to tell much of a difference sound wise... but your bends will be a little harder to do.
(I play metal, on a Jackson RR5, and still use Ernie Ball Super Slinkies, which are the .9 gage ones. They sound just fine, imo.)
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