#1
I currently use the D'addario 10-46 in Drop D. Its perfect for my style! I'm gonna buy a set or 2 of 11-49. I might put it in Drop C, but I think it would be a lil bit loose. What tuning should I put it in? Drop C#?, Drop C?
#2
Well what tuning do you want to play in?

Then buy the strings that you will want to use in the tuning you decide.
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I use .11s in standard, they can go down to drop Bb. So basically, almost any tuning you want besides up.
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I currently use the D'addario 10-46 in Drop D. Its perfect for my style! I'm gonna buy a set or 2 of 11-49. I might put it in Drop C, but I think it would be a lil bit loose. What tuning should I put it in? Drop C#?, Drop C?
How the **** do you know that it's perfect for your style if you don't even know what tuning you are putting it in? It will feel drastically different in standard than it will in a dropped tuning.

On a 24.75" scale guitar, I use 11-48 in standard. I couldn't really imagine downtuning that an entire step and not having a really flabby and incoherent sound.
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All my guitars use .13's in standard, sooo I'm gonna say those are too thin for anything.
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I use 11s for D standard or sometimes drop C on a 24.75 scale guitar since I just had them laying around, but I've always heard that for every half step you detune you should go up a size (eg .10-.11 for a half step).

Of course, that could be completely wrong, and I use 10s for standard...
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#8
I use these same strings on my el-cheapo Squier Strat and I've used them for several different tunings (currently I have them in Drop C#).

As for your concerns about them possibly being too loose in Drop C, mine felt just fine whenever I tuned them to that, but of course it's all a matter of preference.
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All my guitars use .13's in standard, sooo I'm gonna say those are too thin for anything.

Jon Schaffer uses .13s in Eb. Perfect for his insane gallop!
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I currently use the D'addario 10-46 in Drop D. Its perfect for my style! I'm gonna buy a set or 2 of 11-49. I might put it in Drop C, but I think it would be a lil bit loose. What tuning should I put it in? Drop C#?, Drop C?

12's or 13's for Drop C. Those 11's will be great in standard though.
#11
.11's in E standard. any lower than that it goes to .13's.
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E Standard or Eb standard. Anything less is dumb. I use 12's for anything lower.
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I use 11-49 for drop D down a 1/2 step. (C#G#C#F#A#D#)
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Were the fack does everybody get 13's do these have wound G's? I've never even seen 13's. I did use thos bigass ernie ball droptune set thing for a while which had most of a 13 set in it. Also 11's or 12's should be fine for this.

yes, they do usually have a wound G as far as i know, i've never seen any sets larger than 12s that haven't. the standard types of strings that most people use don't tend to go any higher than 12s, and these are the sets that are sold everywhere whereas anything heavier is usually more expensive and harder to find.

here are some examples:

http://www.ernieball.com/products/electric-strings/1713/medium-electric-nickel-wound-w-wound-g
http://www.daddario.com/DADProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=3769&productid=354
http://www.daddario.com/DADProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=3769&productid=68 - this set even looks like it has an un-wound G.

@TS: string gauges are a matter of personal preference and whether it'll work for you depends on how much tension you like your strings to have and what kind of guitar you're using since a longer scale length will give you more tension from a thinner gauge when tuned to the same pitch. if you find 10-46s ok for drop D then 11-49s may be fine for drop C, although i expect they'll feel a bit looser at that pitch. perhaps try 12s instead?
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