#1
so i wanna change strings for my ibanez rg370dx, and tune to drop C tuning.
my questions are:
-which string gauge is best for drop C(i have 009 now), should i take .011 .012 or .013?
-what do i need to do besides changing strings?(nut change? i know i must adjust the floyd rose)
-is it best to still change 1 string at a time or just go for them all?
-anything else to add?
thx in advance
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Last edited by Nesha Strah at Mar 11, 2009,
#2
For drop C I use Ernie ball skinny top/heavy bottom. 10-52
You'll wanna take off all the strings and then replace them.
just adjust the spring tension.
no need to modify the nut.
#3
I think I'm using .012's and they work great for B&C, even used em for A for a while.
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#4
For drop C I'd use something like 12-54 or 12-56.
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#5
Quote by Chaz-6(sic)6
For drop C I use Ernie ball skinny top/heavy bottom. 10-52
You'll wanna take off all the strings and then replace them.
just adjust the spring tension.
no need to modify the nut.

no , they dont last!
use dr 11-50's if you like slightly looser strings of 12-52's if you like em tight
ernie's dont last with trems and they break too easy in general
DRs last forever
#6
Quote by tukk04
no , they dont last!
use dr 11-50's if you like slightly looser strings of 12-52's if you like em tight
ernie's dont last with trems and they break too easy in general
DRs last forever

I've used Ernie's for my trem and they last a long time.
I don't know what you've heard or have done, but I use em right.
#7
thx for the help everyone
i appreciate it!
MY GEAR:
Digitech RP250
Stagg Acoustic
Ibanez RGA32 (EMG 81/85)
amp doesn't matter :P
#8
Quote by tukk04
no , they dont last!
use dr 11-50's if you like slightly looser strings of 12-52's if you like em tight
ernie's dont last with trems and they break too easy in general
DRs last forever

sike! DR's broke on me within 2 days. and EB has never broken on me yet.
#9
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sike! DR's broke on me within 2 days. and EB has never broken on me yet.

well earnie ball's always break on me, no matter what guitar; and your DR's probably broke from too much stress with a heavier gauge, i dont go above Eb on mine
#10
When dropping down a tuning and changing the string gauge, would you not need to readjust the intonation? (Sorry to move OT a bit).
#11
I use 12-56's on my SG. Ernie Ball's
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#12
I personally use Ernie Ball 11-50's on my Les Paul for Drop C.
#13
Quote by 21Fretter
When dropping down a tuning and changing the string gauge, would you not need to readjust the intonation? (Sorry to move OT a bit).


Depends on how much you're changing it by. If you're going from, say, 9s to 10s you should be fine, but more drastic like 9s to 11s or something like that definitely. It wouldn't hurt to check the intonation after making a change anyway, doesn't take long to fix on your own if something went wonky.
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#14
Quote by tukk04
well earnie ball's always break on me, no matter what guitar; and your DR's probably broke from too much stress with a heavier gauge, i dont go above Eb on mine

No, my DR's were 9's in standard.