#1
Okay, so I have a Jackson Dinky (one of the 200$ish models) and I use just regular strings. Would it hurt my guitar to tune it down to Drop B?
#2
As long as it is setup to go that low, it should be ok. Truss rod would need adjusting etc
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#3
Wont hurt it but you might need heavier gauge strings to make it sound better.
#5
How would I go about doing that? Thanks!

Ah I see, thanks everyone. I'll change strings here soon! Any recommendations?
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How would I go about doing that? Thanks!

Ah I see, thanks everyone. I'll change strings here soon! Any recommendations?


Probably 12-54's or 12-56's. You wont want anything lower than that :P Make sure your nut fits the strings. I had to file down the top one on my guitar to fit a 52 guage string. If you are unsure on doing all this, take your guitar to a local guitar tech or guitar shop and let them do it. I did that but also watched them so i knew for myself how to do it
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#7
I don't know if it's that safe without a setup. I had 9's on my guitar and I went to drop Bb. My 6th string popped off in a day. I use 11's now, works just fine, but you may still need a setup moving to a higher gauge, as you will get fret buzz.

Sometimes high gauge strings just wear into the setup you have, like mine did.

Again, strongly recommend thicker strings for tuning that low.
#8
11-56 if you're used to 9's.
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#9
I'm not sure why it wouldn't be "safe". your guitar isn't going to snap in half by tuning to something other than standard.

Just get thicker strings to keep the tension the same. Cut and dried.
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I'm not sure why it wouldn't be "safe". your guitar isn't going to snap in half by tuning to something other than standard.

Just get thicker strings to keep the tension the same. Cut and dried.

No but detuning that low COULD have bad effects on the neck.