#1
So I just received an order of cleartone's drop C guitar strings, for use with my Ibanez mtm2, which I have been keeping in drop C of late. These strings are beyond thick, the low C is a 70... Stringing the guitar was a pain, because the low string wouldn't even go through the machine head, meaning I had to improvise a bit. Two action adjustments later, the guitar played fine... in drop A#, and even in drop A#, the strings are way way tighter than I would have liked. Granted I probably should have anticipated this, but I felt like trying something new.

Does anyone like playing with strings this thick?
#2
Well, first of all, I think it's a complete overkill to get such a string set for drop C. You could probably manage that with a .10 set if you know your setup.

But I am interested in someday trying super-thick strings, but right now I don't have much room to experiment. But someday I'll probably get a guitar and string it up with the thickest guitar strings I can find and see how it feels.
#3
got myself a set of beefy slinkies. dude was like, "these are great for downtuning". I told him I play in standard tuning
I really like the sound and feel of heavier strings. the thickest I've put on is a 56 I think - but a 70...damn! I'm keen to try and go up from 11s to 12s and see how I like it.
#4
You bought the wrong strings. For Drop C on a 25.5" guitar you should be fine with a .10 or .11 light top/heavy bottom string set, which has a heavier sixth string for drop tuning. Just throw away those crazy heavy strings and start over.
#5
Y'all need to quit wimping out and get some REAL heavy strings!


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#7
You bought the wrong strings. For Drop C on a 25.5" guitar you should be fine with a .10 or .11 light top/heavy bottom string set, which has a heavier sixth string for drop tuning. Just throw away those crazy heavy strings and start over.


Yes, Oh yes I did. I should not have bought strings via internet at like 2 in the morning last week lol. But they actually sound reasonably good, all things considered, nevertheless, a set of light top heavy bottoms is on the way.
#8
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#9
Yeah they have their sizing wrong lol. I like their 12-60's for drop B/A# which they call the drop C# set
#11
I can use 10-52 for drop C just fine. I actually use 10-52 for E and Drop D, I have gotten used to them on a 24.5" scale
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#12
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I can use 10-52 for drop C just fine. I actually use 10-52 for E and Drop D, I have gotten used to them on a 24.5" scale


I use 10-52 on 24.5 scale too. E Standard.
Even Drop D feels like noodle to me
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Last edited by EddieHet at Jul 18, 2014,
#13
10-52 in drop C is definitely not tight enough for me.
Nor was the 12-56 I used to use for it.

Now the tension I like is 12-60, and I play in C standard on a 25.5" scale.
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#14
I think my low E is .084, but that's for octave down tuning. A .070 for C is pretty crazy.
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