#1
I normally play on .10 Ernie Ball string in standard. I want strings that will retain a similar amount of tension when in Dropped C. Also my main guitar has a non-locking trem. Can I still drop tune it?
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#2
its preference. and the use for the guitar. i run 10's in tremolo guitars (more lead heavy shred type of stuff), but everything else and strats are in .11's in standard tuning.

i would try .11's at that tuning.
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#3
Keeping the same tension as standard 10's, hmm... 11's would be a solid bet, but for C I'd try and find a medium-top-heavy-bottom set (11's on top, 12's on bottom). Keeps the low end tight and the high end in tune, but you might not like the thickness of the strings.

Only one real way to find out though - give 'em a try and see for yourself.
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Keeping the same tension as standard 10's, hmm... 11's would be a solid bet, but for C I'd try and find a medium-top-heavy-bottom set (11's on top, 12's on bottom). Keeps the low end tight and the high end in tune, but you might not like the thickness of the strings.

Only one real way to find out though - give 'em a try and see for yourself.


+311. strings aren't all that expensive especially if you order online to try different packs.

also different strings are for different uses. i have a Gibson SG with dual EMG's that i soldered tonight with two switches (on/off for each individual pickup) no tone no volume, just on for each pickup.

i keep .11's on it for C# std drop B, yes they aren't anywhere near my tension (.11's on every guitar). they are really loose but it does me great for doom. its bassy its heavy it slaughters. i play that guitar differently than others, string height is higher, lots of fast riffing and slow riffing on the lower frets and lower strings. i can do leads, but that is when i go to the Prestige Ibbys.
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#5
on my 24.75 inch scale Lp I use 12's...
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#6
On my drop c guitar I use 12-56 strings. I use 10-52's for drop d tuning and I was finding that gauge far too floppy for drop c. I find it's roughly the same tension using these thicker strings, but they feel extremely beefy under the fingers.
#7
For C standard I use 13's,with a thinner (non-wound) G subbed in from another set.I also sometimes put this guitar in E standrad.
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#8
Any set 10-52 or larger will do. I used to use 10-52. Way too floppy for me. I'm currently using 12-56 (heavy core, so they're probably more like 13's). I'm going to move up to 12-60 soon, hopefully that will satisfy my need for ultra tight strings.

So really just depends on if you like floppy strings or tight strings.
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