#1
hey guys, i like playing with thick strings, i went from 9-42 to 10-42 to 11-49 and to what im using now the 11-56, i play in Eb or standard, it depends, i was looking at GHS heavyweight boomers, and since they are made for drop tunning, and the E string is a 70, i was wondering would that destroy my neck or something? or should i just go for a 60 and be done with it, its an esp eclipse btw
#2
You'll need to adjust your truss rod. Pay attention to how the string sits in the nut too, you may have to cut the nut.
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#3
I have GHS 11-70 on my Les Paul tuned to D# standard. I was scared too that the neck would suffer, but there was nothing but enlarging the nut slots and truss rod adjustment. Now I'm very happy, used them for about 2 months, the low end of that 70 mofo is amazing for the br00t
#4
i don't know for sure, but at .70 you may need to ream out a tuner. i play .11-.49, i want something higher for the low string, i think i am going to just order some .56's in bulk. i just never remember that when i am ordering.
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#5
12-56 are good for downtuning to about Bb, not sure of the need for a 70 but it does sound kinda fun
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12-56 are good for downtuning to about Bb, not sure of the need for a 70 but it does sound kinda fun


i run .11's and i hate them in C#std. they are a burden to play after that. i am used to .11's in E std.
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i run .11's and i hate them in C#std. they are a burden to play after that. i am used to .11's in E std.


yeh i used to use 11s in C# as well, i now use them in E standard haha it depends on how low you wanna tune, but 12s only got too slack for my liking at drop A, and they weren't nice to play when i had them tuned to C#
#8
I'd try the string first and see if you like them. If you do, I would get the guitar professionally set up then next time you restring.
#9
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yeh i used to use 11s in C# as well, i now use them in E standard haha it depends on how low you wanna tune, but 12s only got too slack for my liking at drop A, and they weren't nice to play when i had them tuned to C#


the lowest i will ever play in is C#std/Drop B. i don't even like droptuning the B. but for that guitars purpose it works. think like acacia strain type chugging in a mesa tremoverb with the tube rectification on for the sag. IIRC they tune lower, but i write most of what i play. normally i am in E std though. with every guitar.

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#10
Personally, I used to use a .74 when I was playing my 7 string in Bb Standard. Seems a little overkill to me for you to be using a .70 in Eb, but that's to your liking.

What I will say is that, at that thickness, you might start having trouble threading the string. When I had mine, I used to have to pull on it with pliers to make it thin enough to go through the slot. That's all I can contribute that hasn't already been said.
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#11
70 seems a bit excessive. I use 10-52 in Eb with no problems, both my Gibson and My LTD. I would say you will definitely have to widen the nut and maybe even the saddle slot to accommodate that thick of a string.
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