#1
what gauge strings would you all recommend for a low tuning like drop B
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#2
11 gauge? I don't tune that low so I really haven't the slightest clue.
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#4
.12s

however, 11s, 12s, 13s and 14s are all good for drop B and below.
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#6
If you want to play fast and technical you need thicker strings, if you aren't then your standard strings will probably work.
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#8
^ he actually needs an instrument with a longer (than standard) neck but thicker strings will help a little.
#9
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^ he actually needs an instrument with a longer (than standard) neck but thicker strings will help a little.

This.

And it matters what tone you want. If you want a djentier (more metallic with a pop and heavily accented lower notes) tone than you need to use lighter gauge strings. If you want a more full-bodied, powerful sound (not to say "djenty" isn't powerful!) than a longer neck/thicker string combination would be better for you.

For the former, I'd go with .52's or .46's (my preference) with a 25" neck. For the latter, I'd go with .56's and a 27" neck (a 26.5" will work fine, even though that's a bit harder to find).
#10
13s

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ive tuned down to C standard a few times with 12's and honestly, i dont think anything lighter would be right. maybe ernie ball beffy's which are 11 to 54. i dont think a regular set of 11's would be that good that low.

C Standard is also technically lower than Drop B though (all strings but 1).