#1
I'm thinking about getting D'addario light top/heavy bottom strings for D/drop C, but I only have one guitar, and sometimes I like to play in E/drop D. My question is, do you guys think the bottom strings (EAD) are too thick for standard? Would they break? Sound horrible? I'm sure I can handle the tension because of this acoustic I started out with, it was torture on my fingers... but anyways here's the gauge.

E .010
B .013
G .017
D .030
A .042
E .052
#2
they won't break... just be more difficult to play... also thicker guage strings have better tone... so keep that in mind
#3
I have those exact strings on my guitar.
However my guitar is a bit on the short scale side, so strings are generally a bit looser.
But they feel great and are the perfect tension for me, I normally stick to standard tuning though.
#4
theyll be fine in standard, though IMO heavy bottom/light top string feel really really weird, and not in a good way.
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#6
I've played with those particular strings in Drop D, Drop C, Standard D and Standard E. They'll be just fine. Except a little buzz when in Drop C/standard E if you're using a 24" 3/4 scale guitar though.

I've actually come to like heavy bottom strings better even when playing in standard tunings.
#7
I use Ernie .9's for all my tunings from standard to C (not drop C) lol- it sounds a bit sketchy but you can pull it off
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#8
It will work fine ive been doing the exact thing you want to do for a year and a half and its been great all the way thinner strings just sound to weak for me.
#9
Yeah, I'm trying to get rid of the somewhat weak sound in drop C.

9's in C? Glad you like it, but I hated my 9's in drop C (so I didn't even try C), I thought it sounded WAY too weak. Then I got 10's in drop C and I'm barely satisfied with that. I saw a post saying that they use 9's from standard to drop B . Like I said, I'm glad it worked for him but that's GOTTA sound like shit.

But anyways, thanks guys. I'll definitely try this out.