#1
So I just bought a new guitar and I want to play it in drop B considering every song I play is in drop B or lower. I was just wondering what gauge strings really do I need to make sure I get good tension and a good tone when in drop B?

I want good tone and tension but at the same time I want to bend and stuff like that... I play a lot of Slipknot.

Anyways Thanks.
#2
What scale length is your guitar? Do you have access to tools and knowledge on how to adjust a truss rod and intonation?
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#3
we need more info.

also preference is different from person to person. i like 11's in std, some like 9's in std hate that.

I would take it into a GOOD tech and have him set it up for you. ask if you can watch and learn while he works on your guitar
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#4
trashedlostfdup my guitars scale length is 25.5' 648mm. Sorry i took so long to reply, having problems with my PC. So I need to take my guitar back into store to get it setup because for some weird reason it only has a nut that fits the thinnest strings there are so.
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Nut slots are typically cut to take fairly light strings on electrics, so it is normal to expect to have to widen the slots for heavy strings.


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#9
For drop B I probably would use .12-.56 on a 25.5" scale, but some people go lighter or heavier than that.
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#10
I use a custom GHS set for drop B: 11.5,15,20,28,38,58 for a string tension of around 15 each. That's one of good things about a Floyd Rose, the nut can take thick strings no problem.