#1
What would be a good string gauge for Drop B? I was thinking .11-.54's, but I'm unsure.
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i have a guitar in b standard and i just buy seven string packs and leave out the highest one.
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Yep.


Really? I was thinking at least 12s, maybe even 13s.
But you should get a set of 14s, just because
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#5
I use 11s (lifed strings). I suggest boomers (I've been using them for 2 years and I'll never switch back), but i heard DR's work well too.

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#6
I use Seymour Duncan power slinkies (11s). They can do Drop A# all the way up to standard.
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Really? I was thinking at least 12s, maybe even 13s.
But you should get a set of 14s, just because


Nah, I use .10's for Drop C and they feel good, so I assumed .11's in Drop B would be the same, as it's only half a step lower.
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Nah, I use .10's for Drop C and they feel good, so I assumed .11's in Drop B would be the same, as it's only half a step lower.


It depends on preference. If you like your strings tight like 10s and 11s are in standard, then you should use 13s for Drop B, 11s would be the lowest I would go for Drop B, because anything else would probably cause buzz, and I like the strings to not be so stiff.
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#9
I'm using Beefy Slinky's which are 11's because they are made for drop tunings or at least that is the advertisement on them. It's 11-54 while Power Slinky's are 11-48 I believe.
#12
on my 25.5" scale guitar, i have 11-54s and im in drop Bb. everything is slightly looser than id prefer, and i even think in Drob B its a little too loose. so id say 12s for drob B in case you wanted to go half a step below that. if you're guitar has a 24.75" scale then try 13s.

what song(s) are you learning in drop B? i went to Bb because there's some in flames licks im wanting to learn but its hard with the strings being all floppy.


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#13
I'm learning some Machine Head songs, the Baby Got Back cover by Throwdown (for shits and giggles), and the band I'm in is in Drop B.

I do prefer loose strings, so maybe .11's would be good. :P
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#14
I have a quick question. Rather than make a new thread I'll ask here. I have .10 strings currently and am wondering would those be ok for drop c?
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on my 25.5" scale guitar, i have 11-54s and im in drop Bb. everything is slightly looser than id prefer, and i even think in Drob B its a little too loose. so id say 12s for drob B in case you wanted to go half a step below that. if you're guitar has a 24.75" scale then try 13s.

what song(s) are you learning in drop B? i went to Bb because there's some in flames licks im wanting to learn but its hard with the strings being all floppy.


I agree with you in saying that it mainly comes down to a guitar scale issue when deciding what gauge strings to go with in certain dropped tunings. I mean I used 13's when I still had my LP Studio but now used those Beefy Slinky's on my RG.
#16
I would personally use 12-56's.
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