#1
Hey guys,
My band and i have recently started playing our tracks in Drop C tuning from Drop D and i am considering upgrading my string gauge from 10-46 i have on my Dean Razorback to the GHS zakk Wylde signature series 10-60's.

Just wanted to know if i need to file the nuts on the guitar to fit the strings on and if the strings fit easily in the tuners on the headstock.

And whether i should go in for the Zakk Wylde GHS or the DR String DDT series, if anybody has tried them out.

I cannot goto a guitar tech as the closest one is a 2 hour drive away, and i dont have the cash for the transport.

i would appreciate you input on this matter
#2
no you'll be fine with the ddts. you shouldn't have to file the nut if you are drop tuning. I'd take it for a set up anyway just to make sure things are kosher. But it shouldn't be too much of an issue.
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#3
If you’re jumping up that much you’ll probably have to file out the nut a good deal. Buy a nut file from Stewmac to file the nut to the proper gauge for the new strings. Nut files aren’t cheap, but they cost a lot less than paying a tech to cut you a new nut from scratch after you try doing it with hobby files and find out why guitar techs can earn a living doing stuff like cutting nuts.
#4
So, say i file the nut, and in a few months or years, i want to go back to the 10-46's, will that create a problem?