#1
I'm wondering,

The tension of 10 gauge of strings in standard tuning

is equivalent to the tension

of what gauge strings in Dropped C tuning?
#2
I'd say 11s or 12s depending on scale length.
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Id say tens may be to thin for drop C tuning. 11s or 12s will work.

Id say if you switch tunings fairly often then go with the 11s.
#5
Heh.
I use 9s for Drop C tuning. Sounds great.
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Id say tens may be to thin for drop C tuning. 11s or 12s will work.

Id say if you switch tunings fairly often then go with the 11s.


+1

If this guitar is going to stay in drop C...I would go with the 12s. If you're going to be using other tunings with it, 11s may be the best route to go.
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+1

If this guitar is going to stay in drop C...I would go with the 12s. If you're going to be using other tunings with it, 11s may be the best route to go.

+1
its what i do i play in drop d flat usually occasionally drop C and standard and 11s do the job pretty nicely
#8
i use 10 - 52 for drop C. thin for lead stuff then thick for chug chug stuff
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#11
I'd use 11s. With 12s I can't bend up more than a whole step, and if I pull up on the trem from there, it hurts alot. (and I think 10s or 11s sound better)
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I use 11-54 for D standard and Drop C and they are just like 10s on standard.
#13
i use d'addrio 12's for D std and drop C, occationally drop down to C std but i always re tune before i put it away.
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#14
i use DR 11 gauge for my drop C guitar, works like a charm

edit: they do have strings made from drop tunning, i can't thing of the name of them at the moment, i think they're ernie ball or DRs, but you could try those.
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i use DR 11 gauge for my drop C guitar, works like a charm

edit: they do have strings made from drop tunning, i can't thing of the name of them at the moment, i think they're ernie ball or DRs, but you could try those.


Thanks. So would you say that 11 gauge strings in dropped C tuning have equal tension to 10 gauge strings in standard tuning on the same guitar?
#16
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I'd say 11s or 12s depending on scale length.


So what gauge in dropped C would be equvalent to the tension of 10 gauge strings in standard tuning on the same guitar with the same scale length?
#17
I'm in Drop C right now.

10-52s work really well.
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#18
Right Now i use 11 gauge for drop c and drop b, 11's will work fine for drop c and still have a pretty good tension, i like a more "firm" tension also
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I'm in Drop C right now.

10-52s work really well.

Agreed, I've used everything from .009's to .012's but a set of .010 - .052's are my favorite for drop c which is what I normally keep my guitars in
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#20
Okay, there is no need for you to get .13s on a drop C guitar, unless you REALLY like a lot of tension, and if you do, then keep it that way. Do what's comfortable for you. Anyhow, a well set up guitar could handle .9s in drop C and not be very muddy. I use .10 to .52s on my guitars. One's in D standard, and the other is in drop C. I highly recommend that gauge of strings, since it gives you the lighter strings for lead stuff, but the low end strings still remain a good amount of tension. Also, I prefer the tonality of heavy low end strings.
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#21
I use 12's for drop c.
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#22
Iommi used .9s (IIRC) for drop C when he ****ed up his fingers, so that would be extremely low tension.


For a really nice chug, you'd be best off with .12s, that's what I use on my Iceman. I like Jazz Wounds for nicer sounding chords... but some people like using thinner top 3 strings for easier leads.

it's all preference, just try stuff out.