#1
today i am going to bring my guitar in the shop to get it set up to drop B. what guage strings should i tell them to put in. my guitar is a Jackson RR24 with a floyd soo yeahh, thanx in advanced
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#2
I play in B standard on my 7 string with a .60 being the minimum for the B string. If you want to retain some tension and not sound muddy as hell, I'd get a 13-14 gauge set
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#4
is it gonna be hard to bend?? cuz thats rrally thick, im used to playing .9
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#5
It won't be hard to bend if you get 13's. You could always go lighter on the high strings for easier soloing. I did that for a little while. Just remember to intonate your guitar when you're done. Oh and BTW, you're probably going to need more springs for your bridge.
#6
I use 12-60's on a 25.5" scale length, it seems to work best for me. You can swap in a 62-64 in for the low B if you want a bit more tension but i find 60 to be fine.
#7
I used an .11 in drop B. It was fine. It doesn't sound muddy or anything. A .12 would be fine too. After all, in drop B, the guitar is tuned in standard C# with the bottom string dropped. So, C# is only a step and a half down from A440. So an .11 or .12 should be fine. But for the low E, yeah atleast get a .60. Get some nice tension.
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#8
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is it gonna be hard to bend?? cuz thats rrally thick, im used to playing .9


I think the general rule is that you up the gauge for each semitone you go down, so a .13 should be good for you at the minimum. It'll be thick but the loss of tension means that they'll be looser as well. If you try playing in Drop B with <.13 then your rhythm is going to be muddy as hell...trust me get the 13-14 gauge set.
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#9
ok i think im going to go in between hahaa. people are saying .11 and some .13 soo ill just go with .12 hahaa
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#10
12-52, or 13-54/56 it's the shit.
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#11
If you are tuning in a drop tuning and locking in like that you might as well use a drop tuning string set. If you use a standard pack with a thick gauge your first 5 strings will be extremely tight. Everyone here talking about using 13-14 gauge packs is assuming that you are using a standard set.

Go a set designed for drop tuning
#12
ohh yeahh. that would actually make more sense haha. i would then want either .11 or .12 but with the dropped set. o they make those sets?
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#13
I use 12-56 for Drop B on my LP, but I prefer slightly looser strings.
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#14
I think your looking for the Bass forum

I honestly cant say, but I use 10-46 for drop C, and I have absolutely no issues with sound
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ok i think im going to go in between hahaa. people are saying .11 and some .13 soo ill just go with .12 hahaa


if you insist with a lower gauge try these out

http://store.daddario.com/category/339134/EXL148_Extra_Heavy_12-60

anything lower on the B string and it's going to be too loose. It is possible to play with lower gauges, but to play with an 11-12 gauge set on B is like playing in D standard with 9 gauge strings. You're going to get a muddy ass tone and you might enjoy it, but once you compare it to something in the same tuning with the more 'correct' tension, you'll see the difference quite clearly
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#16
12-56 (Or 12-54 whatever it happens to be) works great, I use the Ernie Ball "Not Even Slinky" strings.
#17
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I honestly cant say, but I use 10-46 for drop C, and I have absolutely no issues with sound


Yep, I'll do drop C on my LP with 10's with absolutely no issues. Put on some 11's maybe even 12's and you'll be fine with drop B
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