#1
I recently bought some new strings, same size as the previous set but they're really slinky when i drop tune into C and it comes out of tune quickly. So do i have to get different strings so they won't be so loose when i go for lower tunings? Cuz i highly doubt any adjustments could be made to make the strings just a little less loose.
#2
Have you ever had it in drop c before the new strings? Also, what gauge strings are you trying to use? If you change the gauge of strings then I recommend a guitar set-up.
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#3
Yes you need to get higher gauge strings. I think for C you would need like 12 - 56 or something like that. Also, when you restring a guitar, you have to stretch the strings which helps them stay in tune but if they are loose, get a new set
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#4
I'm using 9 gauge and drop c was the primary tuning i used before and it was fine. I'm thinking the guy grabbed a different kind of string because they're the same size, these strings just allow you to bend more i suppose. And i always stretch the strings before tuning them up.
#6
At one point a good friend of mine whose more experienced with strings and equipment told me 14s would be good. But i went to 9s because i like using different tunings.
#7
i use 11's in drop D...

Just get a other guitar, tune 1 to C or lower and tune 1 to D standard and higher

...

Profit ^^
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#8
When i get the money that's the plan lol. So i guess the big question is 10s or 11s. Is there a major difference between the two?
#9
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When i get the money that's the plan lol. So i guess the big question is 10s or 11s. Is there a major difference between the two?


the size???
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#11
The size is the biggest difference, and yes it does matter. Thicker strings are harder to bend, need to be tuned lower to prevent breaking, etc.

For example, Stevie Ray Vaughn played gauge 14 strings in E flat tuning, whereas Yngwie Malmsteen plays gauge 8 strings in the same tuning. SRV liked to wrestle with his guitars to get the tone he liked, whereas Malmsteen has a very light and fluid touch to his playing.

So are you a wrestler or are you a ballerina? Or do you fall somewhere in between?

Try 11s for drop C.
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#12
Well put! Its all about preference i suppose. Ill try 11s out, can't hurt.

But for the sake of not starting a whole new thread i have another question while on the topic, after throwing on the bigger strings, what adjustments should be made to the guitar, aside from the pickups and action?
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#13
Quote by robquest
I'm using 9 gauge and drop c was the primary tuning i used before and it was fine. I'm thinking the guy grabbed a different kind of string because they're the same size, these strings just allow you to bend more i suppose. And i always stretch the strings before tuning them up.
Drop C = 11-54

Also, if they go out of tune easily,did you stretch them? It's very important to do it every time you change strings.