#1
ok, so I am going from 10's on my ESP LTD EC-1000, to the Zakk Wylde 11-70 Custom Lo-Tune set. Is there anything I should look out for? it's a hardtail, so that isn't a problem, but what other issues could arise? Will I ever be able to play my beloved E-Standard again??? (I change tunings A LOT, I use E Standard/Drop D, D Standard/Drop C, C Standard/ Drop B and B Standard/ Drop A)

any help appreciated, thanks
Quote by -Collapse-
Oh, hello mister tracer! Lets dance!
Quote by CodySG
And we all poop in the sandwiches!


New Drug Chat, Eh? CLICK HERE


pass: misterhoffman
#2
i just switched to 12s today,and i found it difficult to play in e standard, but it might be the size of picks im using
#4
You may need some slight truss rod adjustment, but if you don't know what you're doing you should take it to a guitar shop.
#5
If you have the cash, a second or third guitar isn't a bad idea so you don't have to change tuning so much.
#6
i use 11's in standard (dont use standard much anymore now) and it's really quite hard to play..lol.. when i play other ppls guitars i feel like i'm gunna break a string cuz their so loose
Quote by musical donkey
cyclobs you are demented..... in a good way
#7
Slots in the nut, saddle height, and truss rod adjustment are three potential adjustments.
#8
And it's gonnu be mighty tough for you to play in standard with those. The low e string on those is basically a bass string. I play 12's in standard and I don't really have a problem with it. I just like the way the tension feels on my fingers but to me the 70 gauge string is just zakk wylde trying to act badass.
#9
70? in e-standard? VERY manly
Brigadier of the 7-string legion. 7>6

Fender Telecaster
Schecter Damien 7
Engl Fireball
#10
Really, that set of strings is no good unless you plan on keeping it in at least d standard. It is just too big to play with comfortably in E. IMO anyways.
#12
yeah the zakk set would be awesum for drops... E maybe a little tight.
gear.

Schecter Loomis sig.
Engl fireball.
the highest.

CANNABIZZLE


Lets blaze, put this in your sig if you want to get high.
#13
well idk bout 70 but on my guitar is use 11-49 and i play in standard tuning perfectly. nothing wrong with my neck either
Gear
-Ibanez RG321 ( /w D-Sonic)
-Agile AL-3100 (/w Custom + '59)
-Yamaha FG730S
-Crybaby 535Q
-Keeley TS-9
-ISP Decimator
-B-52 AT-212
Quote by Mental-lica
My hats off to you mr. lanzaa and you can put this in your sig

M en
E jaculating
T o
A wful
L yrics
#14
You wont do your truss rod any good if you constantly change tunings to such a degree, the amount of tension in the 70 gauge at E will be stupid in comparison to the tension while at B or A for example. You will do damage to your guitar if you put those strings on and dont have it set up again everytime you change tuning.
#15
I have a cheap strat set up with 12's and detuned one half step just for practicing SRV songs.
#16
Quote by sidereal9
12's in e are just silly
lol


I've had 13's for e standard before. sounds a lot nicer.
Quote by Kutanmoogle
Now introducing Megabreth, Dave Mustaine's signature Tic-Tac!


Member of the ENGL Family

Gear:

Hamer Vector
OLP John Petrucci
ENGL Thunder 50
EHX Holy Grail
EHX Small Clone
EHX Big Muff USA
Boss DD-3
Vox V847
Korg Toneworks OD