#1
I'm using a Schecter guitar with a 24.75 scale neck and i currently have 10gauge's on and was wondering if i would encounter any problems with the the neck or tuning if I tune down to D? I know most of you will say use thicker strings but i have yet to find a shop here that sells anything thicker than 10gauge strings and i searched many shops. The action of the guitar is not that low, it's more like low-medium which is not as low as you would find with an Ibanez, just mentioning that because higher action=higher tension
#4
It will work if you like how they feel that loose. preferably, I'd use something a bit tighter on the low end, but that's just me, and i play on 10-52's in Drop D on a 25.5" scale. all preference. hell, you could be playin with 8's in D Standard if that's what you enjoy.
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#6
Yeah, it works.
Personally, I play 10 gauge in E Standard.
Most ppl I know use 9's for standard, which means I like 11's for D standard and Drop C

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#7
Yes, but 11s will work better. I tune in D and use Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky.
#9
10-52's in d standard is what i consider supreme comfortability. it's like not too loose but not tight at all, and it's great, in my opinion. it even works for c standard, though at that point it gets a bit loose, but it depends on preference.
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i use 9-46 and have tuned to drop A, its really loose and sloppy, lol




I have 12-56's in Drop A and the low A isn't tight enough for me... maybe a 58 would do the trick. I have 9-46's on my standard tuned guitar... I couldn't imagine them with anything lower than Drop D.
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#11
10's will do fine, but make sure adjust the truss rod to compensate for the lower tension. otherwise I'll laugh when you twist you neck.
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#12
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I'm using a Schecter guitar with a 24.75 scale neck and i currently have 10gauge's on and was wondering if i would encounter any problems with the the neck or tuning if I tune down to D? I know most of you will say use thicker strings but i have yet to find a shop here that sells anything thicker than 10gauge strings and i searched many shops. The action of the guitar is not that low, it's more like low-medium which is not as low as you would find with an Ibanez, just mentioning that because higher action=higher tension


A 10-46 set in D Standard has nearly the same neck tension as a 9-42 set in E Standard.

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#13
I use 9's and 10's for D standard and drop C, works fine for me.
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#14
I like how this thread was "will this work", yet turned into "whats you're guys' personal preferences in string gauges for standard, but more so non-standard tunings"
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#15
Umm....yea....ur good
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#16
Well, is it a String-thought-body? String-through's can handle lower tunings better then a floyd (factory for most schecters that don't have String through)
#17
Personally I find 10's a bit loose for D standard. I've got 10-52's on my Charvel in D, and the F, A and D strings are a bit too loose, and I'm a guy who uses 9's in E, so if I think its loose it is damn loose, and the Charvel is a 25.5" scale.

I'd recommend 11-54's for D on a 24.75" scale.
#19
Wow... LOL
I was tuning Eb with 56-56-46-26w-17-13
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