#2
Yeah, 13-56 strings will do the trick, considering that tuning is pretty much exclusively what they are for. However, when you put them on, check your action and intonation on your guitar and adjust them for the heavier gauge.
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Yep. Technically, 10-46's will do Drop A, they'll just be as loose as a 55 year old hooker. It's really up to preference, there are no definite rules, having a heavier gauge is just easier on the neck in terms of keeping a safe amount of tension in low tunings and more comfortable playing wise. I do find that when I tune 10-52's down to C# standard on my guitar, I find the bottom string a little too loose personally, so the 13-56's would be the best bet, from a personal perspective.

IncuEdit: Whatever you do, if you change gauge, definitely make sure you correct your action and intonation accordingly, makes playing a lot easier and more in tune.
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Yep. Technically, 10-46's will do Drop A, they'll just be as loose as a 55 year old hooker.


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#6
i use 11-50's for drop b, feels good man
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I use something like 60-52- whatver but then it goes to a set of 12's or 13s with a wound g. id got heaver next time as i think they are still a bit slack
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i use 11-50's for drop b, feels good man

This.
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maybe you should just play bass guitar

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lol thats funny. sorry not a fan of tuning guitars really low

haha all good man
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#14
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lol thats funny. sorry not a fan of tuning guitars really low

Then why post.

Really.

#15
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Then why post.

Really.


dang maybe you should take a midol haha
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Yep. Technically, 10-46's will do Drop A, they'll just be as loose as a 55 year old hooker. QUOTE]


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#17
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dang maybe you should take a midol haha

Maybe you should gtfo, n00b

What, to you, are acceptable tunings?
#18
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Maybe you should gtfo, n00b

What, to you, are acceptable tunings?

you should relax and not take this stuff so seriously, and calling me a noob is kinda retarded, ive been a member of this thing longer than you
#19
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you should relax and not take this stuff so seriously, and calling me a noob is kinda retarded, ive been a member of this thing longer than you

Making lame comments=n00bery.

Doesn't matter if you've been here since the site started, if you make comments like 'z0mg, people who tune to drop z should play bass', you obviously don't know what you're talking about.
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Making lame comments=n00bery.

Doesn't matter if you've been here since the site started, if you make comments like 'z0mg, people who tune to drop z should play bass', you obviously don't know what you're talking about.

ok whatever dude, i was just making a lame joke about tuning guitars low i really don't care what people tune their guitars too
#21
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ok whatever dude, i was just making a lame joke about tuning guitars low i really don't care what people tune their guitars too



His point is, if you don't care, then why post? You were basically asking for someone to call you an idiot, and when it happened, you got defensive. Clearly the people replying to this thread like and/or play in low tunings, so posting your (extremely insightful) opinion on low tunings was just a dumb thing to do.

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His point is, if you don't care, then why post? You were basically asking for someone to call you an idiot, and when it happened, you got defensive. Clearly the people replying to this thread like and/or play in low tunings, so posting your (extremely insightful) opinion on low tunings was just a dumb thing to do.

yeah your prob right oh well, i doubt it'll be the last dumb thing i do haha ive never played that low of tuning. what do you like about it?
#23
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yeah your prob right oh well, i doubt it'll be the last dumb thing i do haha ive never played that low of tuning. what do you like about it?



Depends on what I'm playing. I play in drop G# (Ab) for drone and doom stuff, but DbAbDbGbAbDb (DADGAD half stepd down) for mostly everything else. I like how hard the low G# hits when you let an open chord ring, and how heavy it is with really low gain palm muting. It just doesn't sound right up at C.


edit: I play a baritone guitar for my low tunings.

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Depends on what I'm playing. I play in drop G# (Ab) for drone and doom stuff, but DbAbDbGbAbDb (DADGAD half stepd down) for mostly everything else. I like how hard the low G# hits when you let an open chord ring, and how heavy it is with really low gain palm muting. It just doesn't sound right up at C.


edit: I play a baritone guitar for my low tunings.

so you drop both e strings 1 1/2 step and b string too?, thats interesting. ive never heard of that
#25
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Depends on what I'm playing. I play in drop G# (Ab) for drone and doom stuff, but DbAbDbGbAbDb (DADGAD half stepd down) for mostly everything else. I like how hard the low G# hits when you let an open chord ring, and how heavy it is with really low gain palm muting. It just doesn't sound right up at C.


edit: I play a baritone guitar for my low tunings.

I play a 24.75 scale semi hollow in Bb

With 11-50's

But then I also play a strat with 13's, so it evens out
#26
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I play a 24.75 scale semi hollow in Bb

With 11-50's

But then I also play a strat with 13's, so it evens out



That's sick. I could never get into strats, but if I had one I'd probably keep 12's or 13's on it as well (for DADGAD - 1/2).

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That's sick. I could never get into strats, but if I had one I'd probably keep 12's or 13's on it as well (for DADGAD - 1/2).

I keep mine tuned to standard or open A/E.

So I have suspension cables on my strat and spaghetti strings on my artcore.

Lulz.