#1
I was never good with this kind of stuff so I need some help.

My guitar is currently set up for Drop B. If I want to go back to standard tuning I can't just tune it back up right? This causes problems so it needs to be re adjusted?

Well what exactly do I need to do? Also my current strings are 13-56. I prefer heaver strings so will they work well in standard?
#2
Get a new guitar to play in standard
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#3
Well I don't have any intention of playing in Drop B anymore with this guitar.
#5
13s are pretty heavy for drop B (that's a C# on the 1st string, right?) I use 12s for C std (Drop A#), and that's pretty tight, IMO (on a 24.75" scale. What scale is your guitar?).

11s would probably suit your tastes in Standard, or maybe 10s with a heavy bottom (11-49 or 10-52).

Just try that first.

Tension is all about balance. Heavy strings balance out low tunings. If you raise your tuning, and lower your string tension an equal amount, you won't have to touch your truss rod at all. Very simple physics concept that a lot of people don't realize or grasp, so they assume that changing tuning = adjusting truss rod. Often you don't have to, as long as you're complimenting your tuning changes with appropriate string tension changes.
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Last edited by Offworld92 at Mar 27, 2013,
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13s are pretty heavy for drop B (that's a C# on the 1st string, right?) I use 12s for C std (Drop A#), and that's pretty tight, IMO (on a 24.75" scale. What scale is your guitar?).

11s would probably suit your tastes in Standard, or maybe 10s with a heavy bottom (11-49 or 10-52).

Just try that first.

Tension is all about balance. Heavy strings balance out low tunings. If you raise your tuning, and lower your string tension an equal amount, you won't have to touch your truss rod at all. Very simple physics concept that a lot of people don't realize or grasp, so they assume that changing tuning = adjusting truss rod. Often you don't have to, as long as you're complimenting your tuning changes with appropriate string tension changes.

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#7
Haven't we seen this thread before?

"So I change tunings EVERY OTHER DAY and I was wondering how should I set my guitar up to compensate for the change?"

"Adjust the truss rod!"
"No, you flid! Adjust the bridge!"
"You're ALL wrong!! Adjust the truss rod AND the bridge!"

Just buy yourself a different guitar for special tunings.

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#8
You'll probably need new, lighter strings.

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13s are pretty heavy for drop B (that's a C# on the 1st string, right?) I use 12s for C std (Drop A#), and that's pretty tight, IMO (on a 24.75" scale. What scale is your guitar?).

11s would probably suit your tastes in Standard, or maybe 10s with a heavy bottom (11-49 or 10-52).

Just try that first.

Tension is all about balance. Heavy strings balance out low tunings. If you raise your tuning, and lower your string tension an equal amount, you won't have to touch your truss rod at all. Very simple physics concept that a lot of people don't realize or grasp, so they assume that changing tuning = adjusting truss rod. Often you don't have to, as long as you're complimenting your tuning changes with appropriate string tension changes.


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#10
you'd have to re-setup the guitar.
also, new lighter strings. id go with 11-54. I play them in standard, and it's no problem at all.
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Well, technically it could be done, but only in the same way that you could change a cat into a hamburger. It's an unpleasant process, and nobody is happy with the result.
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I'm sorry but this thread should never exist, it seriously annoys me that this thread exists and that you people are being so nice
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#15
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You'll probably need new, lighter strings.

What would make you say that? I play a .10-.60 set in E standard with a 25.5 scale guitar. I rather like all of the tension.

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What would make you say that? I play a .10-.60 set in E standard with a 25.5 scale guitar. I rather like all of the tension.

That's cool, even Stevie Ray Vaughn used .013s on his strat. But the OP seems to me like "if you have to ask..."

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