#1
Ok so I like playing with .09s because they're so much easier to play and I personally don't buy into thicker strings sounding better. What I would like to know is, are there any string manufacturers that make .09s but with a thicker low E for drop D? I know they make light top/ heavy bottom but I don't want the A and D strings to be any thicker. Please forgive me if this has been asked. I did look and did not see it posted before but I may have missed it.
#2
There are websites where you can order custom sets or even single strings. You might also email some of the manufacturers.

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There are websites where you can order custom sets or even single strings.


This. Or just get 10-52s. I literally can't feel the difference until I get up to 12s.
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This. Or just get 10-52s. I literally can't feel the difference until I get up to 12s.


I could, so I changed back
#5
Thank you so much. I never thought to look online to buy a single string. That completely solves my problem and I'm so excited for this! I really can't thank you enough for solving a problem my lack of resourcefulness caused. Stig thank you for your input as well but 10s just are just uncomfortable. I used them for a while but when I bought .09s to practice bent vibrato it was so much easier I couldn't get myself to buy .10s again. Again, thank you, especially for the speed of your responses.
#7
D'Addario EXL125 (9-46) worked well for me on a Les Paul scale length. Hell, I used 9-42 more often - without any problems
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#8
i don't think that a thicker 'D' and "A" string would really matter a lot. i would do the light top heavy bottom thing.

i also don't think that going to drop D is worth using a different string for.

that is just me.
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#9
I have tried skinny top/ heavy bottom but don't like that either. Also I have a digitech drop tune pedal which allows me to shift the pitch in halfstep increments. So, in standard I can drop to Eb with the push of a button or I can go from drop D to C# or C or B etc. I just want the one string because I love .09s but when I drop the low E to D the tension is too greatly reduced. Also, I play a PRS S2 CU24 so my scale length is 25" fwiw. Btw, that pedal is awesome and you all should check it out, seriously.
#10
I'd just buy the single string. If you don't like thicker A & D strings, don't use em.
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#11
Ok so I just had a thought. Since I will still be playing in standard a lot, will the much higher tension of a.052 tuned to E cause my neck to twist?? D'addarios webistite has a .052 tuned to E at 21 lbs which is considerably higher than all the other strings in a set of .009s tuned to standard.
#12
No it won't.
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#14
You're stressing over the gauge way too much. Just check the relief after changing string gauge and adjust the truss rod accordingly. I don't know why a 46 isn't big enough for you. You have a 25" neck.
I went from 9-42 to 12-56 on one of my slide guitars tuned into open e and didn't need to adjust shit.
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i don't think that a thicker 'D' and "A" string would really matter a lot. i would do the light top heavy bottom thing.

i also don't think that going to drop D is worth using a different string for.

that is just me.


I agree. 9-42's don't cut it, but moving up to 10's seems to be a sweet spot. Personal preference at the novice end, I'm leaning toward 10 gauge sets and those seem to do fine from Drop D to Drop C and 7-string sets while running Drop A. I know Guitar Center sells individual strings, and for something so cheap, I'd try local shops first.
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