#1
So recently i bought some new strings
the ernie ball 9s and 10s(slinky top heavy bottom)
and i was wondering is it okay to use the 10s for Standard tuning?
i only have 1 guitar so i would like to switch from Drop C to standard
but idk if Drop tuning strings are okay in Standard.


thanks!
#2
All strings are the same. There is no such things as "drop" strings and regular strings.
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#4
Well, you may need a set up again.

Depends on the gauge of your old strings.
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#5
stings before these were the ernie ball 9s
i dont really know
but i dont think its a huge diffrence going from 9s to 10s
is it?
#6
Quote by Aashraya
so its okay to leave it in standard?
it wont effect anything?


Short answer YES. You may need to adjust your setup a little bit (truss rod, bridge height, intonation). You can damage your guitar adjusting the truss rod, so if you don't know what you are doing, take it to a pro.
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#7
yes you can.. you can truthfully use any strings with any tunings, some may just be more practical than others. Heavy strings are commonly used for drop tunings because the extra thickness gives a player more control over the string once the tension is released through drop tuning and the thickness is also said to produce a "thicker" "Fatter" or more "heavy" tone. You can use light strings for low tunings but this is not usualy done because the strings become to loose for most players taste.

Just as a heads up be careful with changing the tuning of a single guitar to drastically (i.e. standard today, Drop C tomorrow and back in forth the extremes in tension could warp the neck (maybe not drastically but you never know)

and also mess up the way strings hold tune simply because they ware constantly stretching and contracting
#8
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Just as a heads up be careful with changing the tuning of a single guitar to drastically (i.e. standard today, Drop C tomorrow and back in forth the extremes in tension could warp the neck (maybe not drastically but you never know)

and also mess up the way strings hold tune simply because they ware constantly stretching and contracting


oh okay thanks well usally i have it in standard
but when i play bullet for my valentine and escape the fate and stuff
i leave it in Drop C for couple of weeks
but usally 80% of the time its in standard
#10
Quote by handlerb
All strings are the same. There is no such things as "drop" strings and regular strings.


While you are correct on not having specific "drop" and "standard" strings, ALL STRINGS ARE NOT THE SAME! Gauge, how it is wound, and what exact material it is made of all come into play.

For drop tunings below D, usually you will want 11's and above.
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i use 11-50 for standard tuning and 11-52 for half step down and drop d
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okay so now i'm confused again is the 11-52s okay for standard tuning?


Yes, although they will be very hard to bend.
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#14
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Yes, although they will be very hard to bend.


alright thankyou