#1
I currently use 11's on my G400 Epiphone, and I think I'd like something a little thicker. I play mostly in Dropped D, and sometimes in standard. Scale length is 24 3/4", and I'm not too knowledgeable on what is too much tension.

My 11's I have on right now are looser than I'd like, I don't really need a lot of bend, I just like the feel of thick, tight, strings better.
#4
you'd be fine using 12s. you'll just have to adjust the truss rod a little to bring the action back down to where it is now with the 11s. if you want it that way.


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Oh yeah, I definitely planned on a set-up. I just wanted to make sure nothing was going to break it! Haha, thanks guys.
#6
If you're playing mostly in standard/drop D strings as low as 9's should cut it. I'd suggest using 11's instead tbh. It's totally up to you though.
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If you're playing mostly in standard/drop D strings as low as 9's should cut it. I'd suggest using 11's instead tbh. It's totally up to you though.


Definitely not for me, I'm already on 11's and they are looser than I'd like. I have 13's on my acoustic in standard and I really like it.
#9
I'm still using the generic type my SG came with (10's, maybe?) and I do Drop B (And it sounds good O.o ).
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I'm still using the generic type my SG came with (10's, maybe?) and I do Drop B (And it sounds good O.o ).


Crazy. It's more about feel than sound for me though. I can tune to drop C if i want but it's loose as hell. I just like really tight strings I guess.
#11
I'm wondering something similar....the Washburn I have now came with fairly good strings on it (.11-.48s maybe?), but to have the whole Joe Trohman "feel", I want to equip it with some Dean Markley .10-.52's i have, the same brand and gauge Joe uses on his guitars...

I'm wondering how much of a setup I'll need though...i mean, i've never adjusted a truss rod on a guitar before, and i don't wanna screw something up....but i dont really know a place i could go for a setup

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#12
Lol 12s are a lil thick for standard, but if thats the feel you like by all means do it. I use 11s for Drop A# all the way to D Standard, and occasionally E Standard.
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i wish they made 13's for electric....... id be a happy man

They do. I played on 13's in E standard for a year or so.
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