#2
i dont think theyre heavy enough...
i use 13-56 gauge for d standard or drop-c
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#4
I'd go with 10's if I were you. But note that I used to play drob B in 9's.

It's all about taste really. Depends on how much force you want on the strings. I pick quite violently so heavy gauges would prolly break in a second with me.
#5
Yeah, those seem like standard 9's. I would go with 10's personally, with the sixth string being at least a 52. If your gonna play exclusivly in dropped tunings then I recommend even thicker than that, but only for the sixth string as it will have less tension then the rest.
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#6
you might wanna go just little thicker. Drop C is really not that low. My band plays in drop A# and I use Ernie Ball Top Heavy 10-52 with no problem. I play a regular Les Paul. You don't need to play cable wires for guitar string to tune to drop C.
#7
GHS Zakk Wylde custom sets. They are available in .10-.60 and .11-.70. Those are the thickest strings ever made for normal guitar.
#9
Quote by danilo19
you don't need to play cable wires for guitar string to tune to drop C.

Your right, but it does feel alot better to play it.
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#10
Quote by devilmaycrykid



Too heavy?
Those are too thin
9s are made for people who want a loose feel on E standard
I personal think my DR 10s are great for D standard and occasionally ill use drop c
The thing u need in mind is thats not everyones opinion
Just mine
In a more acceping note tell me what gauge strings ur using now and what tuneings u use ona regular basis
#11
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I play in Drop D, using those strings, and I do nicely. I've tried drop C, and they sounded ok though, I'd probably recommend going up 1 or 2 sizes from my recommendation for that tuning. Really all it comes down to is two things though:

1. Does it sound good?
2. Personal preference of string type and brand
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#12
i tune to C# at the moment and i use .11s, id just make sure the top string is at least a .50, and .11s arent a big jump, .12 and .13 is when your neck starts to get too much tention
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#13
well i like my strings tight but to the point where i could still do bends ok.but i hate when there loose and rattly then i get fret buzz
#14
Quote by devilmaycrykid
well i like my strings tight but to the point where i could still do bends ok.but i hate when there loose and rattly then i get fret buzz


if u want it to feel like when u play a guiatr in standard with 10s
then use 11s on drop C
the low e string will feel a little looser but not to the point were it will inter fear
plus if u ever want to go into D standard u wont be hurting ur neck when u tighten ur low E
hope i helped at all?
and if u get 9s and use them in drop c itlle feel very wobbly and buzzy
personaly experienced when i was testing gauges
#15
^+1, if you want to have some bendability, .011s are good. I use the Elixir Nanoweb Medium set (.011-.049) and I can still do bends just fine, but they aren't floppy either.
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#16
Remember that you can use a heavier set than usual for practicing, then change them to your normal set for gigs. It really makes playing feel effortless when your on stage then. I've heard of some famous players doing this, usually to build finger strength.
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#17
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#18
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