#1
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I'm buying a Schecter Hellraiser Avenger for all of my heavily detuned Death Metal needs (think Nile and Newer Cannibal Corpse). I want to get it set up with a gauge string that will maintain string tension comparable to that of 10's in standard tuning. Considering that Nile plays in drop A and Cannibal Corpse play in drop G# or A and I also would be using it for as high as drop C (I'll use my Carvin for drop D or Higher), what gauge should I get?

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#2
Honestly I'd go with a 7 string, go a full step down, .009-.060 strings. That's some thick chunky bottom end.
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#3
Quote by Mudder
Honestly I'd go with a 7 string, go a full step down, .009-.060 strings. That's some thick chunky bottom end.


Yeah I know that a baritone or a 7 string would be a viable solution but I really don't feel comfortable playing them and this Schecter feels so natural for me.
#4
Quote by Mudder
Honestly I'd go with a 7 string, go a full step down, .009-.060 strings. That's some thick chunky bottom end.


9's are too light for drop tuning. 12's-13's work better. If your gauges are too low then you'll be playing rubber bands.
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#5
Quote by Generalpwnt
9's are too light for drop tuning. 12's-13's work better. If your gauges are too low then you'll be playing rubber bands.


Yeah and seeing how I play 10's in standard tuning I definitely don't like wobbly strings. I'll try out 12's and if that isn't good enough I'll go up to 13's. Thanks guys.
#6
Ok ok, here we go.

I use 11-52's standard, and 12-54's for drop Db anyhting lower youahve to go up aother set, so for drop C I use 12-56, anyhting lower I go up to a 13-60

Now for a person who uses, 10-(48's) I would suggest putting a set as follows,

12-54 for drop C and for drop A go up to the 13-60's
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#7
i really dont think .13s could suit that low of tuning.
i have .13s on mine for standard, seldomly i tune it down to A or some other low tunign for some licks & it doesnt feel/sound right.
but you should try it out just incase.
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Ummm I use them for it because they dont get loose, flabby, and maitain their punc now anyhting heavier ad it wont resemble the tes he uses normally.
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i really dont think .13s could suit that low of tuning.
i have .13s on mine for standard, seldomly i tune it down to A or some other low tunign for some licks & it doesnt feel/sound right.
but you should try it out just incase.

13's for standard isn't easy for most people. Considering the fact that he uses 10's in standard, he should try 12's or 13's in dropped tunings.
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13's for standard isn't easy for most people. Considering the fact that he uses 10's in standard, he should try 12's or 13's in dropped tunings.

yeah i know its not. but the strings feel too loose imo in a very low tuning
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#12
If your playing 13's in standrd, for a drop tuning you would have to go toa 15-68 set to get the same tention...
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