#1
What kind of Strings/Gauge would be good for playing mostly Metal/Rock. I play from E-Standard to Drop C. I don't really plan on tuning lower than C.
#2
do you often break strings? if you break strings a lot, move up a gauge.
#3
Whatever you're comfortable with.

I use 9s, but granted, I pretty much don't move out of E standard.
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#4
This is 100% personal preference dude. Just remember that as string gauge rises, tension rises, intonation settings change, and tone gets "fatter"
#5
10-52's are perfect.
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#6
i agree on 10-52s.
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#7
Yeah, Ernie ball Skinny Top, Heavy Bottom are what i used to use for down tuning.
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#8
Or you could use Beefy Slinkies, 11-54, they'll be great in drop tunings, and they're great in standard, which is what I use them for.
#9
e.b 12's FTW.

though they are quite scary to string a floyd with. but i find that 11's are too floppy tbh. so 12's may be the way to go. though the tension is quite different.
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#11
Well ive been using DR 10-46 gauge strings for E and Drop D but it feels a bit floppy for C, so i might try 11's but would that be too thick to use for E Standard?
#12
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Well ive been using DR 10-46 gauge strings for E and Drop D but it feels a bit floppy for C, so i might try 11's but would that be too thick to use for E Standard?



Not in the slightest, Ive played 13s in standard, its fine, I don't anymore, since I use heavy top 11's. But they'll be absolutely fine.
#13
Yea I agree on the skinny top heavy bottoms. They work perfect for drop C tuning. They are a bit tight for standard tuning but I got used to them within 3 days of playing.
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are ernie ball strings good for this type of music?

Heaps of metal musicians use em , like Petruccii , Hammett , Slash , etc

So i guess , yes they would be.

I use 10 - 52 's and i do play some drop c but i find it still kinda loose so i'm gonna go for some 12 - 56 's next , so 10 - 52 's should do it fine.
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Heaps of metal musicians use em , like Petruccii , Hammett , Slash , etc

So i guess , yes they would be.

I use 10 - 52 's and i do play some drop c but i find it still kinda loose so i'm gonna go for some 12 - 56 's next , so 10 - 52 's should do it fine.

maybe ill try that but i have 10-46 's and it dosnt seem that bad, ill just experiment a bit with different sizes.
#17
for drop C i would get at least 11-54's
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#18
I use Ernie Ball Super Slinky 11 gauge. They sound warmer and thicker then all of the lower gauges. Bending takes some energy, but I feel it's a fair trade for a good sound.
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#19
Dude believe it or not ... I use Dunlop Zakk Wylde 10 - 46s and have for 2 years and have NEVER broken a single string. I tune from Standard to Drop C also. They're perfect for me. Try em for yourself and see if they work for you. I hate Ernie Balls with a passion too ... they dont work for me and i break them like none other.... Kinda weird i know
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