#1
I really like the sound of many of the artist who use drop C tuning. However I end up with strings far too loose, buzzing, etc.

Search the web...lots on how to tune drop C (easy) but not on what would be a good guitar setup for it.

Any suggestions on...
- String gauges (lighter or heavier) or types
- Action (should I make it higher)
- Other suggestions???

Thanks in advance.
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#3
You might want to raise your action a little.

You'll also want to adjust your intonation.

11s should do it for drop C.
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#4
heavy gauge strings and raise the bridge a bit to not hear fret buzz. Then you need to set the intonation again and maybe a truss rod adjustment.
#6
Thanks for the suggestions. Go heavy, raise the action (expected as much), and adjust the bridge saddles.

Sounds like a great excuse to get another guitar...you know...just for this setup.
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#7
11's for drop C definately would be good, 12's is very unnecessary imo for c. and a .70 on ur low e is stupid. I didn't think it was seventy, i thought it was in the .60's
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Thanks for the suggestions. Go heavy, raise the action (expected as much), and adjust the bridge saddles.

Sounds like a great excuse to get another guitar...you know...just for this setup.


Before you raise ur action, try a thicker gauge first, the action might just raise itself a bit up because of the thicker gauge. Then If you still have a bad buzz, just adjust it from there.