#1
Hello everyone !
Which strings gauge is good for standard (E) and for half step down (Eb) tuning?
Thanks
#2
Depends on if you prefer your strings to be kinda tight or loose. I'd go with the normal 10-46 for E and maybe a slightly thicker for Eb, perhaps a 50 for the low. But honestly, the 10-46 would probably work great for either.
#3
Short answer: Any.

Long answer: Basically anything you like. There's not much difference between E and Eb. Peronally, I'd go for 10-46s. If I were going down to Drop D/Drop C#, I use 10-52. When I'm in Drop C#/Drop C/Drop B, 11-56 (with a .60 for low B).
All comes down to personal preference.

Brands don't matter too much either. The big 2 are D'Addario and Ernie Ball.
EB calls 10-46 "Regular Slinky" and D'Addario call them "EXL110"
There's also Dunlop (10 Medium), Rotosound (R10), Elixir (Polyweb Light), etc.
#4
I use 10-46 for Eb, and I find it absolutely perfect - I like not too much tension for comfortable playing and sharper attack (especially for heavier playing). So I'd say you can do both with 10-46, or if you really like more tension, you can go with a 11-48 set.
#5
Quote by CorrosionMedia
Brands don't matter too much either. The big 2 are D'Addario and Ernie Ball.

To be fair, some people (me included) burn through one very quickly with our acid sweat and, for whatever reason, find the other lasts longer. Seems to be a very individual thing though.

It's all down to preference, but 10-46 is a good starting point for E and Eb.
Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
Youre officially uber shit now.

Quote by StewieSwan
3d9310rd is far more upset than i 

Quote by Bladez22
I'm a moron tho apparently and everyone should listen to you oh wise pretentious one
Last edited by K33nbl4d3 at Jun 28, 2015,
#6
I use D'addario EXL110. 10-46 gauge. I have very sweaty hands and they last the longest for me. About 2 months. Very good tension in both E and Eb as well.

But as other's have said, it all comes down to personal preference.
#8
Do you mean one set of strings for both tunings?

Would you prefer E to feel slightly tight or Eb to feel slightly loose?

Which gauge of strings would you usually use for E or Eb tuning?
I'm an idiot and I accidentally clicked the "Remove all subscriptions" button. If it seems like I'm ignoring you, I'm not, I'm just no longer subscribed to the thread. If you quote me or do the @user thing at me, hopefully it'll notify me through my notifications and I'll get back to you.
Quote by K33nbl4d3
I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

Quote by K33nbl4d3
Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
Et tu, br00tz?