#1
i just got an Ibanez RG350DX, which, im sure most of you know, has a double locking tremolo system. i want to tune it to drop C, i havent yet, but i want to. i heard that if i wanna do this, and keep it in a low tuning for a long period of time, i should get higher gauge strings. what gauge should i get? do i really need to get a higher gauge string? (i have Ernie Ball Regular Slinkies on now)
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#2
I always used Ernie Ball Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom whenever I played in Drop C.

EDIT: .10s-.52s, I believe is there gauge.
#3
I agree with the above. Or get a set of 10's, and replace the 6th string with the 6th from a set of 11's

*edit*

Just saw that you use regular slinkies atm in E, which are 10's. So change what I said to 11's with a 6th from a set of 12's for similar tension to what you have now
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Last edited by pigeonmafia at Dec 9, 2009,
#4
It depends on what sort of tension you want on your strings. I like mine tight. I would recommend 10-56 or something like that.


EDIT: I currently use 13-56 for everything from D standard to A standard.
#5
I agree with SMB. I use Skinny Top Heavy Bottoms for C standard, Dropped C, and Dropped D tunings and haven't had a problem