#1
I'm doing session work with this metalcore band and they play a cover of "Chelsea Smile" by Bring Me The Horizon. The tune is apparently in drop A#, and it's their only tune that goes that low. I really don't want to re-setup my guitars for one song but is it going to be necessary?

If it makes any difference, I run D'Addarrio standard 10's.

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I hear they use false bypass switches.

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#2
If you like playing noodles as strings, then by all mean...

It'll be easier if you could borrow a 7-string and tune down half a step...getting a 6-string to go that low is possible, but you definitely need heavier gauged strings, and set up the neck, action, and the nut slots...
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It'll be easier if you could borrow a 7-string and tune down half a step....


+1. Rent a seven string and bill the band.
#4
Sounds like a good idea, cheers guys. Drop C should be alright though shouldn't it (CGCFAD)?
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Sounds like a good idea, cheers guys. Drop C should be alright though shouldn't it (CGCFAD)?


It's fine for Drop C. You could play the song in Drop C, but honestly, if you have a decent amount of guitars, just set one up for the song. going from E standard to Drop A# for one song is ******ed and you'll wear out your strings and make them break faster.
#6
For Drop C, it'll feel a bit better with 11's...

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#7
If you need a set for that song, get the 11-56 set from D'Addrio. I've played that song with them and it feels and sounds pretty good.
#9
I used to play in Drop C with my band using 10-52's. they were kinda loose, but worked just fine (on a 24.75" scale). I would not tune lower than that with 10-52's.


I agree, rent or borrow a 7 string or baritone guitar to use on that song.
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#10
Drop A# with .10s?
I use .12s for C and they're just about right...

I'd rather skip the song altogether or use a 7 strings.
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#11
I use DR DDT 12-60's for drop A on a 25.5 in scale guitar and they're a bit loose, but should be just about right for drop A#. Those or ernie ball "not even slinky" would be my recommendation.

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