#1
Thanks.
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#2
Its not "too" much for a standard E but it could mess up your neck relief. Also playing would be harder but if you like it then its fine. Drop D is ok.
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#3
I would say it might be slight overkill...
but don't listen to me, I use .12's for standard tuning...
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#5
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I like them for standard, but then I also like .13s in standard..... and .15s from time to time

they still make guage 15a?
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#6
.15s!?!?! ummmm seriously though, why? And then what gadge is the low E string?@!
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#7
ahh,
I wanted to put some custom 18's
on my guitar...
but my tech said they would simply snap my neck...
(its a jackson soloist, so its reasonably thin)
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#8
The bigger the better for dropped and low tunings, because you get less flap in the strings. Unless easier bends are your goal, in which case, keep em thin.
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#9
Anything is fine for Drop D. I play 8s (it's like playing silk. I love it)
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#11
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#14
I don't see why it would be a problem. I use 11's on my acoustic for standard tuning - I can't see how it would be wrong to use 11's for standard tuning on an electric.

Especially since there are so mayn people that use these psycho-heavy strings. I mean...15's? why not just play a freaking bass and be done with it?
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#15
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I like them for standard, but then I also like .13s in standard..... and .15s from time to time

Wuss. I put bass strings on my guitar for standard tuning. I love the creaking sound that comes from the neck when I wind them up.
#16
Quote by kylehnat
Wuss. I put bass strings on my guitar for standard tuning. I love the creaking sound that comes from the neck when I wind them up.


Lol, I like it. (Although I do use 13s myself.) Eb tuning)
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#17
If you're just dropping the E string, you'd be best to go for some heavy bottom strings, getting the best of both worlds.
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#18
+1 for 11's. I use 'em for pretty much everything. Standard, Drop, Open...
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#19
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If you're just dropping the E string, you'd be best to go for some heavy bottom strings, getting the best of both worlds.

Seconded, that will save your neck from being all ****ed-up by said tuning as well.
#21
I use 9-46... makes me seem a bit wossy compared to these 'hardcore' string users.

Seriously though, If you are only goin to drop D then I wouldn't go past 10s.

and 15s!!!! 0_o

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#23
Wow, steel cables that are 250 ft long? That's one big guitar...
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#25
And a big thing for a pick, I presume? Like a Fiat Punto perhaps?
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#27
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I would say it might be slight overkill...
but don't listen to me, I use .12's for standard tuning...



So did SRV.

It gives you a beffier tone, but can screw with your neck.
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#28
I use EB Skinny Top Heavy Bottom (.10-.52) for drop C. works like a charm
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#29
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So did SRV.

It gives you a beffier tone, but can screw with your neck.

SRV used 13s, and 11s when his hands got sore

At one point he used 18s or something rediculous like that, but he stopped as they were tearing his hands up.
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#30
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And a big thing for a pick, I presume? Like a Fiat Punto perhaps?


No that would be ridiculous, I just use a coin