#1
So I took my guitar to a shop to get tuned up and restrung with .12's in c standard tuning. When I played around with it the strings still seem alittle loose. I was wondering is there anyway I could make it feel alittle more "tight". Will higher action work?
#4
Higher action is never the way to go... Not if you like to solo. I'd up the string gauge and leave the action nice and low.
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#5
you didn't state what model of guitar this is, but will throw this in anyway.

if it has a two piece stop tail piece, you can tighten (turn to right) the tail piece without altering action, although you may want to reset the truss rod if turning a lot, and your intonation could also be off.

i do this with my gibsons.
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#6
No real way without ****ing up your intonation or neck really, Just use thicker strings.

12-52 Should be fine, or even a .54 should be perfect for C.
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#7
I play a drop C and use a 10 - 56 on an ESP but the rest of my guitars are 10 - 52

Might i add, strings are pretty loose and the 56 seems very thick and kinda overpowering to the sound and im thinkin i might go back to a .52
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#8
My guitar is currently in C standard, I use 12-56 strings.

Normally I use those for drop C, so I might bump it up a notch to 13-56, I like very taut strings.

The 56 also seems JUST thick enough to drop to A#, and the little bit of flub it has actually makes it BETTER for djent-style picking/playing. And of course sludge.. Baroness style.

I'm using a 25.5" scale guitar. If you're using 24.75", you might need to get even thicker to keep good tension. Do you normally prefer 9's or 10's in standard?
#9
What kind of strings would you suggest for a Schecter Hellraiser C1 to go with C or Drop C tuning?