#1
I want to switch the gauge of strings that I use to a thicker gauge, because I am going to be playing some technical death metal, in the vein of Nile and Necrophagist, and I am going to be tuned to drop Bb, so I need to know which gauge of strings would give me the closest feel to what I am currently using. I am using 10-46's for drop D right now.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

(I am only switching the strings on my SG if that matters)
#2
I play in drop B and similar style to those bands, I use Ernie Ball 11-54
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#3
You need prolly 13s.

and you need to get it set up.

If you just slap the thicker strings on it will not be good

EDIT: not 13's lol that was a typo i meant 12s
#4
I'd get a set of .013's-.056
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#5
Yeah just get a thicker set of strings, Zakk Wylde Dunlops are pretty heavy.
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#7
.12's - .13's and I would suggest replacing the G string with a wound string because in my experience Gibson/Epiphone doesnt sound as good with the straight steel G... just use a regular .10 gauge set D string for it (a .32 i believe)
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#8
^You always get a wound G in a set of .012's or .013's
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#9
Thanks alot for the help guys, I think I am going to go with .12's and see how those feel, and then I might switch to either .11's or .13's depending on the feeling I get from the .12's.(that is after I get some money to have the guitar set-up)
#11
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Learn to set it up yourself - it's not difficult and will save you muchos $$$.


I 2nd that cause I've saved like £100 yearly since i learn't to set up my Les Paul myself and Les Pauls are so easy to set up.
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#12
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Learn to set it up yourself - it's not difficult and will save you muchos $$$.

I would but I don't trust myself enough to try, because I will either completely fvck up my intonation, or ruin the neck by messing up my truss rod.
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#13
Check out the Ultimate Set-up thread at the top of the page. I swear it's not that difficult or dangerous to your equipment. Of course, it's your call at the end of the day.

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#14
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Check out the Ultimate Set-up thread at the top of the page. I swear it's not that difficult or dangerous to your equipment. Of course, it's your call at the end of the day.

(And nice to see more Opeth fans, always )

I think I might try to learn to set-up my guitar on my own, but the only thing I can't find is how much I should adjust my truss rod, and in which direction.

(Yeah Opeth is the sh!t )
#15
For that stuff i tend to use 11-70 or 10-60 and it works really well but takes abit of getting used too
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