#1
I'm looking for a guitar that can withstand a-drop tuning well, I'm not planning on getting any lower than that. I don't want a baritone guitar or a seven string, any model recommendations?
#2
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I'm looking for a guitar that can withstand a-drop tuning well, I'm not planning on getting any lower than that. I don't want a baritone guitar or a seven string, any model recommendations?


Well that throws things out of proportion.

I believe the Mick Thomson signature is factory tuned to drop B. Of course, if you're like 90% of UGers and hate Slipknot, then good luck with your search.
#3
Can't go wrong with an ESP my friend. May I suggest a nice M series or possibly a Horizon? Not my kind of headstock, but I find anything with a locking bridge (usually floyd rose) works quite well with drop tunings...if you want to spend the time to tune them that is.
#5
Them new-fangled Ibanez thingymabbobs, they make em extra long for all the heavy-mettaling folks who like thier guitars to go down looow.

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Dont think theyre considered 'baritone' though, just slightly longer scale length.
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#6
What do you have against baritones?
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Uhhh... any guitar with heavy gauge strings will do the trick then, really. Might have to file the nut depending on the guitar, granted.
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Uhhh... any guitar with heavy gauge strings will do the trick then, really. Might have to file the nut depending on the guitar, granted.


Pretty much this. I've heard everything from teles to baritones tuned to some quite low tunings and they've all held up pretty well with decent pickups and a decent amp EQ'd well.
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#9
You want a guitar for drop tunings, yet don't want a baritone, or to use a 7-string. It means you don't want a guitar to tune low with bro. Just buy thicker strings.
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#11
I've had several bad experiences with standard guitars in low tunings. It just doesn't work well. A baritone is the way to go if you want lows without added neck width. I read the OP I just can't recommend anything but a baritone or a 7.
#12
Caparison has some guitars made for heavy gauge strings and downtuning, all on a 24.75" neck.
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#13
I use a Dean TC Cadillac for New Standard Tuning with no special tricks besides using heavier strings, but that is CGDAEG. I don't know that it would handle a low A too well.

I could be wrong, though- Wayne Static often tunes down to A, and his equipment has included a Dean "Modifier" ML...and a ESP Wayne Static Signature ESP STATIC-600 EX and V.
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#14
What is this I don't even...

Extended scales aside, guitars aren't "good" or "bad" for any certain tuning... just use string gauge appropriately to get a balanced amount of tension... this is not rocket science, it's basic physics. Strings add tension. Detuning removes tension. Therefore get thicker strings to restore tension.
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#15
What you really need is a new amp.
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What is this I don't even...

Extended scales aside, guitars aren't "good" or "bad" for any certain tuning... just use string gauge appropriately to get a balanced amount of tension... this is not rocket science, it's basic physics. Strings add tension. Detuning removes tension. Therefore get thicker strings to restore tension.


yup.

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#17
Just buy heavier strings. It's rather simple.
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