#1
I know .10-.46 is ok for drop d, but would 11-50 be ok as well? I currently have a .12-.56 set on my ibanez but it just feels too thick. So would 11-50 feel thick as well, or is it ok? I want to get some advice from other people before I go and waste money.
#2
11-50 would give you a thicker tone and be tighter, so less fret buzz than 10-46, but it would be harder to bends and stuff.

I would look at trying out some Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottoms, they're great, .10-.52 hybrid guages
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#3
I'm sure they can be used for drop D, have tried a guitar at a shop with these and they're ok. They're a bit thicker compared to 10-46, so if you bend a lot, I'd recommend 10-46. but it's all personal preference.
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#4
10 - 52's all the way
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#5
Go with the 11s. I had 12s once and they broke my nut from all the tension. So now I always use 11s as I dislike 10s a lot.
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#6
go with the 10s, they are thin enough to easily play solos, but thick enough to keep the tension from being too loose.
#9
I was hooked on 9's for the longest time as they are fast as hell, but Ive since started liking 10's much more. I raised my action some as well, I actually enjoy a bit of fight from my guitar as Ive gotten better (I know, 10's are still wimpy over 11's, but oh well).
#10
10 - 52 is perfect for drop-D. 11-52 is better for D-standard though, I'd say.
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#12
How can you people play 10s? I feel like a little pus*y if I do for one thing. But mainly they are too loose even in standard, the sustain and tone isn't as good, the e breaks, etc. Once I get a better nut on my guitar I'm getting some 12s.
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Epiphone Les Paul Custom (Black SG w/ 3 Hum.)
Peavey Classic 50
EHX Metal Muff
Cry Baby 535Q


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