#1
I play on drop b for a month-two and i think i need some thicker strings.
I'm thinking at Dunlop Heavy Core 12-54.
What do you guys say ? Are enough or need to buy thicker than this ?

Thanks in advance.
#2
Depends on the scale length of the guitar, what are you playing?
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#4
I assume you're doing low B and the rest is 1.5 steps down? Then yeah, that would be great for that tuning. Standard gauge on a 7-string for low B is .56, but that should be fine. May be a little loose but, it should do.
#7
I use Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottoms on my Iceman ICT700 with no problem in Drop B and Drop Bb. I did not have to file the nut for the low E which is key.
#8
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I use Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottoms on my Iceman ICT700 with no problem in Drop B and Drop Bb. I did not have to file the nut for the low E which is key.

I've used quite a few of those sets, for B-F#-B-F#-B-D#. Works great for the other strings but the 6th string is .52 which is just too loose for low B for my taste. Even on a 25.5 scale. Sometimes it can cause tuning/intonation problems. But whatever works for you I guess.
#9
If your guitar is 24.75 scale, I'd probably go for .13s with a 060 6th string. I'm used to heavy strings, I use .12 gauge on my Gibson LP in D standard, feels perfect.
If your guitar is 25.5 scale, I'd probably go for .12s with a 056 6th string. It wouldn't at least be too loose, heaviness is always good..
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Try these. I use them for C# standard and Drop B and they work fine. The low E is a .056 and handles the low tuning quite well. You can find them online for under 6 bucks a pack. Try Amazon.com, it's a cool place.

Also, the G string is plain, not wound, so it'll be easier to bend. I had trouble bending a wound G, but that may just be me. The plain G is much better for me.
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#11
11s - 56s heavy low end. If you are shredding, 12s will work if you are dong mostly riffing.
#14
Does your guitar have a Floyd Rose on it?
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#16
OK. If you try the string sets already mentioned and aren't satisfied you could experiment a bit. This set might be a bit extreme but then again, Maybe not. Depends on what tone you're after.



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