#1
Happy Monday everyone.

Here's the deal. I'm almost certainly getting the Washburn X50 Pro from GAK in about a week as a guitar to simply keep in Drop C (or another low tuning) with fairly heavy strings, for metal. Is this a good idea? Is there another guitar that would suit the purpose better? If this is ideal, some string recommendations would be fantastic. Thanks in advance for your help.
#2
Sounds fine, it's a solid guitar. If you're gonna keep it in Drop C try 12s. I'd recommend 12s. My favourite strings are GHS - bright, resonant, cheap and don't rust very fast at all.
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#3
^Thanks MrCarrot 12s sound interesting. It'll probably be more for "chuggachuggachugga" rhythm style playing than high-pitched solos or whatever, so heavy strings would be ideal really. I'll look into them mate. Anyone else?
#5
well my Ibanez RG1570 has light top/heavy bottom D'addario strings , my guitar is in Drop C# and it's tight as hell.
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#6
yeah, im using the ernie ball beefy slinky set (11 guage) at the moment and it works great for drop c and even fro drop b but the washburn should be fine for it
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^Thanks MrCarrot 12s sound interesting. It'll probably be more for "chuggachuggachugga" rhythm style playing than high-pitched solos or whatever, so heavy strings would be ideal really. I'll look into them mate. Anyone else?
12s sound perfect then. There will be enough tension I think, I use 12s on my acoustic in standard and they're pretty tense so I imagine it'd work great. Especially considering how they have such an amazing tone compared to the cheesewires on my Strat.
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#10
^ £5 a pack? I got a 3pack for £6 from Germany. Try stringbusters, I use them occasionally, nice and cheap: http://www.stringbusters.com/frameset.asp?MAIN=http://www.stringbusters.com/ko-kat/ELECTRIC%20STRINGS/GHS/

And yeah, the 12-52s.

DYL means dynamite alloy, it's what GHS call their wound string material. I dunno what they put in them but they're the nicest strings I ever bought...
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#11
^My hero

Thanks for the site rec mate. I'll be honest, I flinched a bit when I read Dynamite Alloy but then my brain figured out what was going on I figure I'll get a pack or two of those and probably a pack of each of the other recommendations, just to try out.

I should maybe look at the guitar a bit more, all I can think of at the moment is the strings and they might be a bit hard to play without the guitar to put them on
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Yeah 12's sound good,
I'd get it proffesionally set up (if you don't know how) because you on't want your neck to get all warped.

I'm getting a little scared now

I was wondering how the neck would take it. I think the X50 Pro is only a set neck too. Maybe 11s would be a little kinder to it...
#14
it will be fine with 12s tuned in drop c, 12s in standard would be pushing it, but 12s in drop c won't be a problem for it at all.
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