#3
Well if you mean tune down the whole guitar to D, then you might want heavier strings and minor adjustments, if you just mean dropped D as in the bottom string, then no it's fine.
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#4
its fine, just might not stay in tune as much...
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#5
I've wondered this myself...

If you retune your guitar to different tunings often, will it increase string breakage?
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#6
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I've wondered this myself...

If you retune your guitar to different tunings often, will it increase string breakage?


Potentially, but no more than bending strings alot.
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#7
Okay, one more question. If I do this, would it better to be use 9-42 gauge strings or 10-48 gauge strings?
#8
Thicker strings generally have better tuning stability.
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#9
Quote by Kurapica
Potentially, but no more than bending strings alot.


Thanks man.

No wonder I break strings often. I do both, a lot. Ah well.
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#10
Quote by Kurapica
Thicker strings generally have better tuning stability.

So I should go with D-gauge strings? What about going from D standard to Eb or E standard, would that be bad?
#11
Quote by Budd_Dwyer
So I should go with D-gauge strings? What about going from D standard to Eb or E standard, would that be bad?


10 gauge strings are handy for standard and generally can help tuning stability, especially on SG and LP scale length guitars.

You can go from one to the other fine, I quite often go from Eb to E, but your guitar won't be perfectly setup for both.
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