#1
Well, I plan on setting up my guitar up in C standard, and I know theres some difference between C standard and B standard (I'm pretty sure something like its only half a step down, as opposed to a full step or something) but can you just drop the low C to a B when its in C standard and get drop B? I'd love someone just to clarify for me.

Second question, would .52's be too light for these tunings, or should I go for something more along the lines of a .56?

Thanks in advance
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#2
right now i have a guitar in C standard with 11-54s and my scale length is 25.5". personally i think the strings are just a tiny bit too floppy. go with the 12-56s especially since you said youll be playing in drop b as well.

whats your scale length? if its 24.75" you might even want to go to 13s for this but i think 12-56s would be perfect for 25.5"

edit: fyi your drop tuning for C standard is Bb. for drop B, you'll be in C#


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#3
C stantard = CFA#D#GC, so to make a drop from that it would be drop A#, A#FA#D#GC.
Drop B would be BF#BEG#C#, and the stantard tuning of that would therefore be C# statard, C#F#BEG#C#.
As for the string gauge, .54 or .56 would be good for these tunings.
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#4
Ahh okay then. hmmm. And yeah scale length is 25.5. So, C# dropped is drop B?

Edit: ^Ah thank you, I get it now
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C stantard = CFA#D#GC, so to make a drop from that it would be drop A#, A#FA#D#GC.
Drop B would be BF#BEG#C#, and the stantard tuning of that would therefore be C# statard, C#F#BEG#C#.
As for the string gauge, .54 or .56 would be good for these tunings.


listen to this person. I play in C standard. I use d addario ej22 strings. .13-.56. Great for c standard. Not floppy and aren't hard to bend. If you go lighter it's easier to bend chrods out of tune. So if you do t have really good finger control I'd get .56
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#6
ok, string gauges, i'd go for some 12's if your goin for the Drop B tuning, and I think 12's will be ok for C standard too. so, if you want Drop B, tune to C# standard. or if you go C standard, you'll be going Drop A#
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#7
personally I use to use 14-58 for Drop-C
had a fair amount of tension on the neck
E standard would be really tight
this was back when I use to use Ernie Ball strings

I'd say you need at least 13-56 minimal
you always want a good bit of tension
however 11-52 also works
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#8
I actually just took the strings off my 7 string because I was replacing them and put the lower six on mine. It gets really tense when you go any higher than C or D standard, but lower tunings are perfect.
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