#1
I may be going to SamAsh tommorow, and I think I need some new strings (Right now I have had whatever strings that come with a squire P for about 10 months)

I want to tune all the way down to Drop D flat (I think), but my current strings are really floppy when I do so......Any suggestions? Not to expensive, and post a link if you can please.

Thanks
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Epiphone Les Paul Standard
B-52 AT212
MXR-101 Phase 90
DeltaLab DD-1 Delay
#3
any specific gauge?
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DeltaLab DD-1 Delay
#4
When dropping, the only string I've ever had problems with is the lowest (normally drop C)

I just buy 5 string sets, and save the E. Put the B on the lowest string, tune it as C, and the rest just float on. (CGCF)
#5
I'd preffer to not get a 5 set unless I have to BlueShox

I need to know specific strings/Brands, and gauges
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Epiphone Les Paul Standard
B-52 AT212
MXR-101 Phase 90
DeltaLab DD-1 Delay
#6
Well if you want to be that specific, it's all about preference. I don't buy 5 string sets all the time, but it's extremely hard (and expensive) to find sets made for tuning a 4 string that low.

If you want me to be with specific brands, I like Rotosound, they give me a really nice and warm tone. If you can find anything with around a 110-120 E, you should be good to go as far as dropping. D'addario I use a lot, too.
#7
I use DR strings. I think any brand/gauge string should be fine tuning to D. My strings get floppy at D with my Warlock and B with my Ibanez before strings getting sloppy, it's more on the bass than the strings.
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#8
If you're going drop D, you'll need a string with .01 thicker E string than you usually use (i.e. 2 gauges up on the E string). My rule says that you need an change of 0.005 in your gauge per half-step of your tuning to get the proper string tension. However, when going lower than B, that doesn't quite work out (i.e. Warwick's .175 F# string). Above C, it's similar.
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#9
Yeah like everyone said heavier gauge should do the trick. As for a brand, my string of choice is the Ernie Ball Slinkies. 30 bucks.
#10
I've got my Cort tuned down a whole step to DGCF (low to high), strung with Ernie Ball power slinkies (.110, .80, .75, .55 respectively)
They still feel a little bit loose, but I despise really taught strings.
#11
probably a stupid question, but you can still have a standard tuning with heavier gauges/5 string sets right?
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DeltaLab DD-1 Delay
#12
It depends on how heavy your gauges are. My P-Bass with the 120 C can only be tuned up to D, but the rest of the strings are good as far as going to Standard. So it can be Drop C or Drop D.

If you're going with a 110 or 115 on th E, you should be good.
#13
Remember to adjust intonation afterwards though.
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