#1
Hey, I'm looking at getting a new guitar to put into a lower tuning, but I'm not sure of the string gauge I should use.

I want to put this guitar into Drop A / B standard.

Currently I have d'addario super lights in Drop C, so the tension is 65 lbs exactly.

To put that same tension on it, what string gauge should I use, and will it be able to be used in a floyd rose/edge without mods?

Thanks!
#2
i am currently using B Standard tuning and I have 12s and it works pretty well...

although I am going to be restringing to probably a 13ish for a bit more clarity
#4
Quote by mashizz
you could always get a 7 string set and discard the high E


I am looking for a regular guitar, not a 7 string.

I plan on putting the guitar into B standard, as I don't have any used 7 strings around my town
#5
Quote by TheBigProjekt
I am looking for a regular guitar, not a 7 string.

I plan on putting the guitar into B standard, as I don't have any used 7 strings around my town


no that's not what i meant. i meant but a set of strings that go on a 7 string guitar and just string the lowest 6 on your guitar
#6
Quote by mashizz
no that's not what i meant. i meant but a set of strings that go on a 7 string guitar and just string the lowest 6 on your guitar



Ahh, I misread that.

I guess I could do that, thanks!

EDIT: I could also just use the high e on my other guitar, too :P
Last edited by TheBigProjekt at Aug 25, 2009,
#7
Wait why do you have super lights in Drop C?

sounds a bit light.
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#8
if you are looking for a guitar to put into lower tunings i would say check out some baritone guitars cuz they are made for that...

also...a guitar with a thicker neck would be beneficial

i have my Washburn Dime Signature in B Standard and its perfect
#9
26 inch scale length or more. 7 strings start at 26". so get a baritone 6 string with a 26.5 scale length and it will be perfect. 27" lets you go down to G safely without getting floppy. and you want heavy strings. lights just flop around.
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