#6
if you're not willing to go for heavier strings, look for a set with a heavy bottom, so that the strings don't sound flabby when detuned.
my suggestion in the long run would be to work youre way up to a generally higher string gauge if you're going to stay detuned though.
#9
Quote by init24
if you're not willing to go for heavier strings, look for a set with a heavy bottom, so that the strings don't sound flabby when detuned.
my suggestion in the long run would be to work youre way up to a generally higher string gauge if you're going to stay detuned though.

its gonna be either in D or dropped C ~60-70 % ofthe time,with the occasional half hour in E.
#10
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Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky (.11-.54)

+1
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#13
I Use Custom 10-60 or 11-70s for drop tunings and they do them pretty well after a proper set up.

but d'darrios 10-52 will work out for you fine
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#15
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11s would feel more like 10s with the reduced tension.

yea, I played 11's on Eb for a while and when I switched to D standard, made all the difference in the world for playability
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#16
i use 10-52 (erny ball heavy bottom) and even drop A or B is still playable for me, while still being able to go to standard without it being too tight.
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#17
Regular .10's should do the job.

Even just Ernie Ball Slinkies (.9) should be fine with some adjustment to the action and truss rod.
#18
I find custom gauge strings to be better for dropped tunings. And the best all rounders in my opinion are Earnie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottom's, like .10-.52. Although the Earnie Ball Beefy Slinky's .11-.54 (I think), gave awesome tone but I didn't like all that thickness, they're just way too much string for one guy
#20
Quote by GS LEAD 5
its gonna be either in D or dropped C ~60-70 % ofthe time,with the occasional half hour in E.



You might want to leave it in D.

Not every guitar can handle E standard with .11s.
#21
I'd say +1 for the Beefy Slinky set. That's even a bit too light for my taste for D tuning, being that more or less the gauge I use for standard E tuning, but well, I guess for most people it's more than enough.
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