#1
So i just bought some GHS heavyweights (11-70) and i was wondering what tuning is adequate for those big of strings...thanks in advance
#3
11 - ****ING 70?

dude man, 70 is for like...meshuggah shit. 70 only tuned to C would have rediculous tension, even in like, B standard a 70 is a bit much.
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#4
Bro. B Standard for that one.
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#5
Quote by Tango616
11 - ****ING 70?

dude man, 70 is for like...meshuggah shit. 70 only tuned to C would have rediculous tension, even in like, B standard a 70 is a bit much.


Lee Malia from Bring Me The Horizon uses 12-80 for C standard, as long as your guitar is set up for it, I don't see why he can't do C standard and below.
#6
Quote by KYmonster
So i just bought some GHS heavyweights (11-70) and i was wondering what tuning is adequate for those big of strings...thanks in advance

Lol, do you always buy strings and wonder what tuning you can use when you come home?

Just seems a bit weird to me.
#7
drop d mate, i use 12's in drop c, standard d
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#8
scale length is a factor, what guitar are you using?
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#9
the guitar im using is an Ibanez Stagestar (I know...make fun of me), i really dont know the scale or how to find out
#10
Sure you CAN use it for higher tunings, but even set up well, those strings would be a bitch to bend, so much tension, i'd say Bb standard, rock some cannibal corpse or some meshuggah
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#11
I use 12s or 13s in standard tuning (25' scale length as well), drop tunings are fun from time to time but you'll be a far more versatile guitarist if you stick to standard tuning.

Also its not hard to bend heavy gauge strings as long as you're using the right technique.
#12
I played a slipkot song with a group of guys for a talent show and we were in drop A. I used strings that size and it was perfect.
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