#1
I play alot of hard rock to metal kind of stuff like Underoath, The devil wears prada, As I lay dying etc and I was wondering what would be the best strings to get that will give me the best tone for that style of music? eg. sizes and brands. I also have a schecter c-1 hellraiser if that makes a difference.
#4
D'Addario makes good sets. I use .010's for standard, .011's for D, and .013's for B tuning.
#5
Just make sure you have the correct gauge for downtuning:

E standard and Drop D: 9's/10's (though I use 11's)
D standard and Drop C: at least 11's
C standard and Drop B: at least 12's
B standard and anything below: 13's

This is my guideline for strings.
BTW, I like Ernie Ball strings, they don't break as easily as my last set of GHS Boomers.
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#6
D'addarios will not break on you. 9s for E-standard, 10s for D, 11/12 for C. For Drop D or C - Ernie ball do heavy bottom, light tops, which are good for that kinda stuff.
#7
I play the kind of screamo you're talking about (Underoath, Emery, AOF...). For the last 4 years I used D'Addario XL serie strings, and recently gone back to Ernie Ball's 9-46 (the orange pack). I don't know how I did manage to play without it for 4 years...Those strings are the best out there, you can down tune it how you want and it will stay in tune, simply the best out there.
#8
ive been playing for almost 18 years and for the last 10 ive been using dadderio but i recently discovered dunlop strings and i think they are just as good.
i use 11-50 dunlop strings and tune half a step down drop c i use 11-52
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