#1
So I'll probably sound dumb, but I have a 09-42 string gauge and was wondering what's the lowest tuning I could drop to (and keep a decent sound and feel).
Thanks guys.
#2
I'm guessing E standard. Those aren't thick strings at all. 10-46 is only good down to D#. Maybe standard D. But depending on how low you want to drop, and how much string tension you like is going to differ in gauge. I play with 10-56 in standard D# and drop down to B sometimes. Just try different gauges and brands. Personally, anything below a .52 low E, is to floppy period. But, that's just ME. Keep in mind thats my preference. Play around a little.
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#3
No one but you can answer that, since we don't have any way to know what you mean by "decent sound and feel"...
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#4
Eb?

Seriously. 9s are not conducive to anything that isn't E standard or higher.
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#5
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Eb?

Seriously. 9s are not conducive to anything that isn't E standard or higher.



Pfagh!

Utter rubbish.

I recognize your right to play whatever strings you want, but to blanket claim that 9's aren't playable at anything below E standard is ludicrous at best...

You do know that some well known guitarists use 7's, right...?
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#6
9-42? How about raised F?
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#7
But on a serious note, if you have them on, why not just go down until you think it sounds bad? go Eb then D then Db etc.
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#9
I gigged with 9 - 42's in drop D but I preferred 9-46. That was on a 25.5" scaled guitar. 9-42 worked fine.
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