#1
What size strings should I use to down tune a strat to D standard? 12's? I use 10's normally.
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#2
I think 10's should be OK....but that's my opinion.
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#3
General rule of thumb is for every full step down go up one gauge in strings.
Please note the word GENERAL.

So yeah, if you normally use 10s, then I'd suggest going to 11s for going down to D.
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#4
i used to play .10's in Dstd. wasn't terrible. i would advise .11's though, which also happens to be the only string gauge i use now.
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