#1
Would 9-42's be too floppy?. I need to play fast leads so they cant be too heavy
#2
Yes? Is this a serious question? 9-42 would be floppy in drop D, let alone B.

Get a seven string, or better yet, a bassist.
#4
Light Top Heavy Bottom - .10-.52 - nice for leads without feeling like wires and the rhythm isn't muddy.
#6
get the zakk wylde boomers they got 10s on the highs, and the "E" string if you will is .70, then the a is low sixties or high 50's or something like that either way, theyre perfect for drop C and B tuning, mostly because they hurt like hell to play in anything higher than that
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#7
i play in drop b, i actually can get a solid non floppy sound with .11s, i use dean markley which are a tighter wound string, but most other strings id say .12s, or look into a baritone the longer scale will allow you to use .10s and play in drop b
my gear//
GUITARS
ESP Horizon Custom
ESP M202BB
ESP HB300
Gibson LP Custom
Gibson V
AMPS
Orange Rockverb 50
Mesa Triple Recti
Marshall JCM800 2210
#8
Quote by dertjoe
i play in drop b, i actually can get a solid non floppy sound with .11s, i use dean markley which are a tighter wound string, but most other strings id say .12s, or look into a baritone the longer scale will allow you to use .10s and play in drop b



ahh i never knew that..ps you arent from slipknot are you?
#10
I use DR 52-12s for drop B flat
Guitar:
PRS Tremonti

Amp:
Bluetron Bluedrive
Ducted Port 1x12
Jensen Mod 12-110

Wants:
59/09's or Standard T&B
#11
12-52s. i use Elixers. They only got floppy once i get to F#, which i WENT IN BECAUSE I WAS JUST MESSING AROUND. sorry for the caps i have a ****tard next to me.
#12
haha no im not from slipknot, ive met most of the members tho, i actually started playing in drop b to get more eerie sounding chords and appregios
my gear//
GUITARS
ESP Horizon Custom
ESP M202BB
ESP HB300
Gibson LP Custom
Gibson V
AMPS
Orange Rockverb 50
Mesa Triple Recti
Marshall JCM800 2210
#13
I use Dean Markley Jazz 12s for B tuning (BEADF#B).
The strings are still a little floppy.
There is string buzz on the bass strings.
I am thinking of trying the Dean Markley DT 13s at some point.
Main Gear:
Ibanez RG550EX
Ibanez S470
Epiphone SG CS Ltd Ed 1966 Reissue
Cort M200/WS
Richwood RS17CCE acoustic
Hayden Mofo
Harley Benton 2x12 Celestion V30

My Band - Haemasmtha
#14
^^^ really, ive been using blue steel .11s for along time, most of my necks are 24 frets so the longer scale on my ltds could explain that
my gear//
GUITARS
ESP Horizon Custom
ESP M202BB
ESP HB300
Gibson LP Custom
Gibson V
AMPS
Orange Rockverb 50
Mesa Triple Recti
Marshall JCM800 2210
#15
Yep.
My Ibanez is 24 fret, but I'm not sure of the scale length.
Main Gear:
Ibanez RG550EX
Ibanez S470
Epiphone SG CS Ltd Ed 1966 Reissue
Cort M200/WS
Richwood RS17CCE acoustic
Hayden Mofo
Harley Benton 2x12 Celestion V30

My Band - Haemasmtha
#16
^^

if it's not a baritone and a super-strat or strat style
it'll be around 25.5" scale... (I think)
#17
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/GHS-Zakk-Wylde-Lo-Tune-Signature-Strings?sku=100447

Gives perfect tension, tons of bottom end. Will need to get used to the thickness.
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