#1
Been using 42's for a long time (yeh sad) but im Downtuning alot nowadays on the old jackson and going 2moro to stock up on strings....would 52's be too low for c# or a# tuning? i like em tight and chuggy...i had a glance at the Zakk Wylde sets but i dont like the idea of a .070 and the 10's are too low...

I know how to use a truss rod and set up floyds so theres no trouble there..just need to know what will work.

Thanx
#2
I'm using the Zakk Wylde set myself, have been using it for both Drop C and Drop A# and I think it works good. For A# it might be a little too loose with anything thinner, but it also depends on your scale length, with a 25"5 you may get by with .60 or something.
#3
Yeh its a 25"5, only .060 set ive seen is the zakk set with 10's...too low imo for it, what brands make a .060 with 12-13's?
#4
There are Dean Markley Blue Steels that are 13-56, and they worked for my band when we tuned to Drop A.
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#5
was there much floopyness (lol) in a# using the 56's? still tight and chuggy?

Im being a pain about it cause im goin away for 3 months to the beach away from civilisation basically...so im going to stock up with a few sets before i do
#6
i normally used .12s for drop b, and that was tight enough i could have gone down another half step, id say .12s or .13s or get a baritone
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#7
The ernie ball "not even slinky" .012-.56's sound and feel great at C tuning.
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#10
If this is a standard dropped tuning (C standard for example) then I'd say the skinny top heavy bottoms by Ernie Ball.
#11
The Dean Markleys will do it, or you could get some 7 string strings.
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#12
Thanks for all the help and suggestions...i bought some Ernie ball 12-56...im yet to string them but ill post back when i have.
#13
I use DR strings and they have a 52-12 and that's what I'm using for drop C and even some drop B/Bflat (A sharp) stuff. It's a little loose, but I think that's because they are about 6 months old and have been in standard for some time...
#14
12-56 ernie's are great, thanks again for the suggestions, there perfect for C and A# is more then playable (a tad lose)
#15
I use 9's for A# and I found them beter than 11s and 12s. they hold the intonation as good!