#1
hi

can the tune - o - matic bridge handle dropped tunings well?
becasue i have a ToM bridge on my SG and sometimes when i hit the strings, it fells of its position on the bridge? it kind of gets of track. Or is this just because i have a low gauge set on my strings?

grateful for answer.

PS. i didnt know in which forum i would post this in.
#2
heavier gauge strings should fix your problem. what are you using now ?
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#3
Quote by mikeyElite
heavier gauge strings should fix your problem. what are you using now ?


its regular .46 i think, which gauge should i get?
#4
yeah that's really light for drop tuning. how low do you tune ?
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#5
Quote by mikeyElite
yeah that's really light for drop tuning. how low do you tune ?


sometimes drop c# and sometimes drop b

btw can there be anything from with my setuop on the bridge?
#7
yeah, i didn't really understand the last question either, but i'd go with .11's for drop c#.
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#8
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Your question in that last post doesn't make sense. To me anyways...



ohh its meant to be wrong with my bridge sorry
#9
Quote by mikeyElite
yeah, i didn't really understand the last question either, but i'd go with .11's for drop c#.


ok thanks and even heavier for drop b?
#10
You play in C sharp standard and drop B?
I'd use a set of .012's for that.

EDIT: Oh. .011's for drop C# and .012's for drop B.
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#11
you might be able to get away with playing drop b on .11's but it'll be a little floppy. i'd probably step up to .12's if you'll be playing in drop B the most, better tight than loose.
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#12
Quote by mikeyElite
you might be able to get away with playing drop b on .11's but it'll be a little floppy. i'd probably step up to .12's if you'll be playing in drop B the most, better tight than loose.


ok thanks for the help
#14
Quote by mikeyElite
you might be able to get away with playing drop b on .11's but it'll be a little floppy. i'd probably step up to .12's if you'll be playing in drop B the most, better tight than loose.

That's what I say
/innuendo.
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#15
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That's what I say
/innuendo.


after i read my post back to myself i laughed and said "i bet someone's gunna post that's what she said." close enough
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#16
anything that doesnt move is good for downtuneing imo...
my guitar with a TOM works fine, but i guess im staying in standard D, not that far imo.
but my warlock (wraparound bridge) is in A standard... pretty damn low. biggass strings too, strings for a 7 string, aheheheh.

maybe you should buy a better TOM.
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#17
WAIT!!!!! Ok, ok, sorry, I just nearly fell off my chair from wanting to warn you so bad XD
Ok, this is an Sg right?
So it's gonna have a normal adjustable Sg tailpiece.
Those notches in the top of ur tailpiece pegs are there for a reason. Lower your tailpiece(tighten up the screws so it's sucked closer to the body)
This will give your tailpiece a better angle for holding the strings in the saddles of ur bridge.
Hope that helps ;]
Don't want to go having to use thicker strings unless u absolutely have to :P
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#18
he is going down pretty far, so ehh, i think he needs it...
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