hi all,

i've just got my new Schecter Hellraiser c-1 fr, it's amazing! The only problem is when i try tuning it into drop C, it wont play properly...the strings sound strange....is this because they need to be a certain gauge?

any help given would be appreciated
a thicker gauge would help. the intonation may also be thrown off by tuning so differently
im not sure what the problem is, whenever i press down on frets 12 and onwards they don't ring out, & nothing rings out when i palm mute...