#1
Hello, I'm getting some new strings for my guitar and currently I have beefy slinkies (11-54) but they are to thick to be played in standard but good for Drop C, Is their a good mid-gauge string that feels good in both Drop C and tuned up to standard? Woul 11-48's work for this?
#2
i use 10s
11s work too
i even used 10s for Drop b
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#4
I just got a new Alexi 200 and i'm using the stock 10-46's in drop C right now, they are pretty easy to use, almost to the point where i dislike them, but i do use 10-52 in E on my other guitar so i like some fight in it, i'm probobly going to get a 10-56 going on this sucker soon
#6
i dont know i have a feeling its all preference
but i really dont think it was THAT loose
i use drop c now with 10s
it feels normal for me
but swithcing from standard and drop c definatley feels weird, if you play in drop c too long and then play standard, it feels like standard is harder to play, thats the only thing i have noticed
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#7
I'll get some 10's and put'em on and see how they work in drop C, Problem with me is I play either Death Metal/Metalcore or Beatles type stuff so I need two different tunings.
#8
Skinny Top Heavy Bottoms are my gauge of choice for lower tunings (10-52)
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#9
I agree with saying they feel different, thats why i keep my guitars with thick strings, if i got the 10-52 on my E i should technically be putting 13-56 on my D standard, drop C guitar but i just i'll figure that out when the time is right, maybe a 11-56, i don't know
#10
I've used 10s for drop C and it's usable if you need to, but if you plan on tuning that low often I'd go for heavier strings.
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#11
10-52 is a great idea. When I drop tune, that's what I use.

In standard, though, on my LP, I'm strung up with 11-49.
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#12
Just standard .10's are more than perfect for Drop C, drop C is nothing, I used to down tune to A# with no fret buzz using standard .10's, You just have to play differently, you can't strike or hold the stings down hard. But I would just get a standard set of .11's, which is what I'm using now for Drop A# and Standard.
#13
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Hello, I'm getting some new strings for my guitar and currently I have beefy slinkies (11-54) but they are to thick to be played in standard but good for Drop C, Is their a good mid-gauge string that feels good in both Drop C and tuned up to standard? Woul 11-48's work for this?


It's all opinion, really. I wouldn't go any lower than a hybrid .15 gauge set or something like that. And I have no idea what other gauges you'd use if you had a High E that thick.

But you seem to want something lighter.

11-54s would probably be your best bet. Heavy bottoms. Or go for a 12-56 set or something like that.
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It's all opinion, really. I wouldn't go any lower than a hybrid .15 gauge set or something like that. And I have no idea what other gauges you'd use if you had a High E that thick.

But you seem to want something lighter.

11-54s would probably be your best bet. Heavy bottoms. Or go for a 12-56 set or something like that.



If I was playing exclusively In Drop C/Drop B than I'd stick with 11-54's but I need something that's not to tight for standard and I find that the 11-54 is too thick for standard so I'm looking for something that would be comfortable in both drop c and E standard.
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11-48's right?

Yep, or EB heavy top slinky bottoms, because 10's just go too floppy on my guitar.
EDIT: my general rule is, if you're staying D or below use 11's.
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#19
I use D'Addario 10-52s on my Ibanez in Drop C.

I have 13-56 Ernie Balls on my LTD, and theyre nice and tight in Drop C, but I cant stand the 24 gauge F string, it feels like fretting a solid gauge electrical wire.
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#20
I use GHS Boomer 11s for my guitars, i think those are better than the more expensive 11s that came on my Omen 6