#1
Hey there.

Just a quick question. Do you guys think 11-49 are too thick for standard and occasional drop d? Should I go with 10s? I don't want them to be TOO loose, but I also don't want difficulty playing, especially bends and such.

Thanks.
#2
I used to use .11s for standard. Now I use .12s and .13s. What kind of guitar do you have? If it's a short scale like Gibson I'd recommend using nothing lighter than .11s for standard. If it's a longer scale like a Fender, you could get away with .10s.
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#3
49 isnt that thick, i dont think you have any problems ...

But if you havent played on 11's before then you will find some difficulty playing on standard at first.
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#5
I'd recommend going with .11s then. It might take you a week or two to get used to it but your tone will be better.
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#6
Sounds like a plan. Would you say the same for a Schecter C-1 Hellraiser FR? I will be picking one up in the near future. Until now I was ignorant of guitar scale, otherwise I'd figure it out on my own. : P
#7
You should be good with .10s on that one. You could go as light as .9s if you really wanted to but I'd recommend sticking with the .10s.

For reference, a long scale is typically 25.5", a short is 24.75" and a PRS type is 25".
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#8
Thanks. So longer scale lower gauge, shorter scale higher gauge, and PRS would be somewhere in the middle?
#9
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Thanks. So longer scale lower gauge, shorter scale higher gauge, and PRS would be somewhere in the middle?


You can put whatever you want on a PRS scale although I'd go with the higher guage stuff because I like the feel. That's just a general guideline as well. You can do whatever, that's just the conventional way and the way I feel is best.
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