#1
i tried tuning my guitar (epiphone les paul) to dropped C the other day but the top string was incredibly loose to the point where it was rattling alot
i was just wondering if u need a special guitar or certain strings to play in drop c
#2
no any guitar can be put in drop c. i put my schecter c1+ in drop a once and ya it does rattle a bit but the amp doesnt really pick that up. if anything it makes an even heavier sound. and i use custom guage slinkys which are pretty light strings. so if the rattling annoys u just get thicker strings that should stop it
#3
I'd go for heaving guage strings, at least in certain places like the low C. Something worth noting is that everytime you change tuning a lot, you might want to set your intonation again, and thicker strings in lower tuning will keep better tune.

And I think viperdude might be making a mistake about the tuning you're in... You're not in Drop D a whole step down, are you? I'm thinking drop C, as you said, which is something often used for Irish things.
#4
I had all my strings tuned down a full step and the top string tuned down two steps
i thought that was called dropped-C tuning...if its not then what is it called.....sorry im still kinda new with guitar so im not too familiar with the termonology
#6
epiphones and gibsons are mostly on a 24 3/4 scale, so if you're gonna downtune that much, using a guitar with a 25 1/2 scale will work better, not to say your guitar wont work fine
#7
whats the difference between 24 3/4 scale and 25 1/2 scale?
and whats a more common guitar for metal?
#8
I would put heavier gauge strings on as suggested, I tune down to drop C and I use 12s, which pretty much eliminates the rattling.

I also have an Epiphone Les Paul, so I'm guessing that should remedy it.
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