#1
I know theres a bunch of threads like this already but Im asking an opinion on something a bit more specific. Im using a Jackson DK2 Pro and currently with 10-52 Light top Heavy bottom strings. I love it for soloing but the bottom string (My C) is too floppy to do precise chugging and riffing.. So Im wondering if I should switch up to 11-54, OR if I should just keep the 10-52 since I like it for lead and replace the single 52 with a 54? The reason I havent just slapped on a few different sets is because the floating bridge makes it a lot of work to change strings and reset the bridge. What do you guys think? Anyone here try just putting a heavier bottom string on? Do you think Ill notice a big difference in doing bends and fast licks in drop C with 11-45s? Thanks.

Neoclassical85
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#3
what is the scale length on your guitar? i use 10-52 on my guitar for drop c and it works fine, and i have a 25.5 scale length. If you want more tension on the lower string i would say to use a 56, thats what most bands that play in drop c use on their lowest string.
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#4
My guitars scale length is 25.5 as well.. You dont find the C string flimsy for picking triplets and stuff? I think I may just need to go up to .54 but there are no strings that go 10-54 so maybe I should just buy a 54 separate and then reset my bridge with that setup.
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#5
Quote by SilverSpurs616
I think that these would suit your needs.

http://www.zzounds.com/item--ERN2215


Thats the same gauge I use now man lol.
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Last edited by neoclassical85 at Mar 20, 2012,
#6
Anyone? Well I just picked up a set of 11-54s, I'm gonna string up and reset my bridge when I get home, hopefully it doesn't slow down my solos too much and keeps my rythem sections tighter.
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#7
I also have a Jackson DK2 that I use in drop C.
I use Ernie Ball Skinny top/heavy bottoms (10-52) like you and I have no trouble with the tension feel.
The low string feels tight enough and comfortable to me.
But that's just personal preference.
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#8
I personally use 12-56 for Drop C but I would recommend, if the low strings are what's bothering you, maybe a 10-56 DR Alexi Laiho set?

You can find them here: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/dr-strings-alexi-laiho-signature-guitar-strings--medium-heavy/502751000000000

If you're into light top/heavy bottom sets I think these are perfect for Drop C.
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#9
Quote by neoclassical85
My guitars scale length is 25.5 as well.. You dont find the C string flimsy for picking triplets and stuff? I think I may just need to go up to .54 but there are no strings that go 10-54 so maybe I should just buy a 54 separate and then reset my bridge with that setup.


i don't find it flimsy at all, and i love fast triplets and stuff like that. they are a really good tension for me
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Ibanez RGA72tqm with EMG 81/85

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LTD EC-200
#10
Damn I can't believe I'm the only one having this problem. I really like the feel of the other strings but where the C iis dropped fown you lose a bit of tension. I find it hard to be accurate with fast picking and triplets when the string is flimsy. This may be a stupid question but can strings lose a bit of tension after being played too long and needing to be changed? :/
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#11
Quote by 14xjake
i don't find it flimsy at all, and i love fast triplets and stuff like that. they are a really good tension for me


What picks do you use man? Also I'd love to hear what your rig sounds like, fire me a link if you have a sound demo online somewhere, I've been wanting a 6505 for a while now but I busted the bank on recording equipment instead lol.
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#12
^ I don't know about him, but I use Dunlop Jazz III's in black.
Ever since I started using them, regular sized picks feel like big paddles.
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#13
I've heard jazz IIIs are awesome so I picked up a pack of red plastic ones and they just slip outta my hands like crazy, its rediculous. I need to give the ULTEX ones a shot, they look great.
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Last edited by neoclassical85 at Mar 21, 2012,
#14
I use 10-56 in drop C, and I love it. A 54 is nice to. I just like the thickness of the .56 for chugging. I'm using an EB 7 string set, and I just took out the .26 since I don't use it. Not much on EB's though. But they're not bad. DR's are where it's at. I love that brand.