#1
Hey all...

I've got a an ESP F-250, which I use in my band. We play in Drop A and I've been using 10-46 guage strings. The problem is that I've wanted to go thicker for a while and now we are recording an EP, it's been recommended that our guitars be set up for thicker strings. I'm wondering what is the thickest guage strings that a Floyd Rose can cope with, and what other people are/have been using for dropped/lower tunings on a floating trem.
#2
Really, you can use any gauge you want. If you cant get the trem level, there are shorter springs you can buy to get the tension it needs to be level. I keep my guitars in standard mostly, but for Drop A I'd probably use 11-56's. You will need to get the guitar set up, but once its set up right it should be fine.
#3
I had the same problem with my band.
12-56 works fine, or you can even put on a seven string set without the thin E (that's what i did and it worked perfectly).
oh yeah, we play in drop B or lower tunes
#4
you can go pretty low dude
I've done mine in c standard
with GHS 11's
lovely thing about floyds no nuts to adjust
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#5
for drop A... probably 12's or 13's if you like tension. 11's for looser tension.
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Really, you can use any gauge you want. If you cant get the trem level, there are shorter springs you can buy to get the tension it needs to be level. I keep my guitars in standard mostly, but for Drop A I'd probably use 11-56's. You will need to get the guitar set up, but once its set up right it should be fine.


Thats the gauge I use for E standard lol

personally 14-62 is good at Drop A and yes you can tune them to E standard just
a tad bit tight, the 14's can tune two notes higher than E before breaking

Of course if you know how to adjust the truss rod

just use 11-52 for A----C and 14-62 for C-----G#