#1
I have a dean razorback and I was wondering what guage should I buy to it have tuned down by one step. (D Standard)
I want the lowest action possible !
Thanks for your help

Edit : I now use 10s for this tuning in my dean but it doesn't seem to hand it pretty well
#2
What do you mean? Are the 10s too floppy? Too tight? We can't help you if we have no idea how you find your current strings.
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#3
10's should be fine for D standard. I have a guitar with 9's and it works fine.
1 step is nothing.
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#4
Well they are not tight at all... Exactly the oposite , but I have fret buzz with even high action !
#5
Get a setup. You might have a high fret or a neck bow.
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#6
Before a day but the guitar came from the tech awfully set so I got my money back.
With this $ I'll buy a pack of strings and do it myself.
You can't trust others do your job...even if they are techs
#7
Also the guitar is a dean razorback so it has small frets that were perfectly set by the factory.
As for the neck I haven't noticed anything wrong with it...

Would 11s make a difference or somethin else happens ?
#8
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Before a day but the guitar came from the tech awfully set so I got my money back.
With this $ I'll buy a pack of strings and do it myself.
You can't trust others do your job...even if they are techs


Hopefully, he didn't screw something up. You can always trust a good tech, it's finding said good tech in the first place that's tough.

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Also the guitar is a dean razorback so it has small frets that were perfectly set by the factory.
As for the neck I haven't noticed anything wrong with it...

Would 11s make a difference or somethin else happens ?


If the 10's are flopping around too much for you to play, I don't think 11's are going to be much help. Try the setup first.
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#9
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If the 10's are flopping around too much for you to play, I don't think 11's are going to be much help. Try the setup first.


Ok I will try to analyse it as much as I can. Here is the problem :
- The action is very high but I have fret buzz
- The neck is straight with only A LITTLE reliefe but I have fret buzz
- The strings are WAY FLOOPY

Firstly I wanna tight the strings and after that the fret buzz...
What should I do and how ?

(I can set it up... The problem is that I don't know where to start from or what causes this so I can adjust it)

Thanks for help
#10
I use 10's for D standard and have no issues with them being floopy

I'd get it to a reputable tech and have them get it in order then you should be fine, I have been using 10's for d standard for years and never had them feel floppy or had any major buzzing even on the Dime Razorback I used to have.
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#11
10s are fine, 11s are better. Does the guitar have a regular nut or a locking nut? If it's just a regular nut, the grooves might not be cut for larger gauges.
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10s are fine, 11s are better. Does the guitar have a regular nut or a locking nut? If it's just a regular nut, the grooves might not be cut for larger gauges.


Locking with FR special.
#13
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you have a tremolo. that is why you are having problems. if you have a trem, you have to balance the tension of the strings with the tension of the springs (on the back). if you change the tuning or gauges of the strings, you have to adjust the tremolo springs in back.

google "floyd rose setup" or check the sticky out at the top of the forum.
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#14
id do 11 on the low 3 strings and 10s on the high 3 strings. my personal preference.
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#15
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DHF1234

you have a tremolo. that is why you are having problems. if you have a trem, you have to balance the tension of the strings with the tension of the springs (on the back). if you change the tuning or gauges of the strings, you have to adjust the tremolo springs in back.

google "floyd rose setup" or check the sticky out at the top of the forum.


I have already adjust the springs of the trem so that's ok. It's alongside the wood of the body
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