#1
I've tried ernie ball heavy bottom skinny top(10-52) and thats cool for drop a-b but i feel like it's to thick and tight for drop c, or for my taste anyway when I'm in drop c. I've also tried standard strings that came on my ltd ec-1000, I think they're 10-46 and that's of course way too loose for drop c to do any kind of fast picking with, because the string moves too much before it's picked.

So does anyone have a suggestion for string gauges for drop c? Also this is a slightly different question but kinda pertains...if anyone knows that'd be cool: do you have to redo the intonation every time you switch tunings/strings? I'm assuming the answer is yes for strings but what about switching tunings? Is it also a good idea to get your guitar set up every time you switch strings?
#2
I find 10-52 almost too loose for Drop C. I use that gauge for E standard to Drop C and have no issues I'd be using a .60 or better for drop A/B if I played in those keys
You might need to get a set of custom gauge strings try a .48 on the low end

www.nakedstrings.com does custom sets for pretty cheap

EDIT didn't realize they were out of business, but here is another custom string site
www.thomasvincistrings.com/Custom-Guitar-Strings-Sets-p/css.htm
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#3
^ .48 on the bottom? Is that a mistake? I switched to drop C recently, and I currently use custom set 11-56.
#4
Quote by JackovSlayer
^ .48 on the bottom? Is that a mistake? I switched to drop C recently, and I currently use custom set 11-56.

Well TS said .52 was too tight for Drop C and 46 was too loose for Drop C so I threw out the .48 or maybe even a .50
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#5
I use the dean markley blue steel drop tune set. Its 13-56! Feels great!

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#6
I would never think of 52 as tight string in C. Of course, it's just a matter of preference, but I think you maybe just got used to playing very loose strings. 10-52 for drop A or B should be very loose.
#7
^ agree, I use 10-52 in E standard on some guitars
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