#1
As the title says...What strings do I need for low tunings such as drop A# to achieve minimum string movement?Thinner or fatter?I'm using 09 at the moment and they are loose enough to cause an unwanted noise when I play too low.
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#2
Well, think about it for a second. Heavier strings will be tighter in standard tuning so to get them to feel more normal you would tune lower. So you need heavier strings for this. Actually, for drop A# I would suggest buying a standard set of 7 strings and just throwing out the high E.
#4
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you would want to use .11-.12.

I'd go beyond that actually, maybe 13. I use 12 for straight C tuning.
#6
Shit dude, 13's. What are you playing in Drop A#?
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#7
I play mostly on drop C and drop D but some songs require even lower. (Bands like Bring me the Horizon,Scar Symmetry etc)
Thanks for the replies I will try some heavier strings.
#8
GHS boomers, definately, for something as low as A or A#, 13's should do.
Or you could go with Ernie Ball Heavy's.
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#9
to save starting a new thread can .10's go to drop D/C or is it best to get .11/12's to be sure?

Sorry for asking my own question in your thread op.
#10
10s can do drop D, I would suggest 11 for Drop C. Don't expect one single set of strings to work for drop D and then C and then A#, unless you really like tight strings on drop D.
#11
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As the title says...What strings do I need for low tunings such as drop A# to achieve minimum string movement?Thinner or fatter?I'm using 09 at the moment and they are loose enough to cause an unwanted noise when I play too low.
Thanks


What scale length guitar are you using and what strings do you prefer in standard?
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#12
First off, make sure your scale length is at least 25.5. I would recommend a baritone length scale, so around 26.5 to 27 inches. I'm confident you could sound just fine with .12's. I play with .10-.52s in drop C on a 25.5 inch scale length guitar and the tension is just fine, so .12s will do you fine. If you want MOAR tension, go with .13s or a baritone scale length
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#14
13's at least. i get the normal tention on Drop C with 12's. 13 or 14's sound good
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#18
well, to continue this thread hijack:

using a beefy slinky set (.11 to .52) on a 24 3/4 scale tuned in drop C, would that give proper string tension? Or should I go thicker because of the shorter scale?
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