#1
i want some new strings and ive heard d'addario are really good. right now im learning to play metal and keep my guitar in drop c, but i also want strings that sound good clean. the particular ones i was looking at were i think .10s or something

should i get them?
#3
i keep my ibanez in drop C so i put D'addario 10's on it an all i use is D'addario on all my Axi's
#4
Im still in debate, i used to only run slinkys and loved them. But i was having a tuning issue with my floating trem and read that slinkys have issues holding there tuning on a floating bridge and to use D'Addario's. So i've been using them and there ok but they tend to feel a bit stiff and not as fluid... Also its all personal prefrence when it comes to strings... I think im going to start the search for a different set though...
#5
dude you'll need atleast 11's if you're tuning down to c.
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#7
I play Ernie Balls exclusively now. Started with D'Ad's, and just had some D'Ad's on in 12's, and they just feel so processed and uncomfortable, whereas slinky's are fluid and have great tone.
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#8
Quote by esp1234
What happens if you have 9's and you tune down to C?

your strings are as loose as someone who's had 12 kids.
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#9
I bought some "bright roundwounds" (10's) by accident. I love them
#11
Agreed, I use Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky for Drop C. Perfect fit..
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#12
Dropped C? man i reccomend some heavy heavy strings for going that low. Grab a pack of DR tite-wires. 12s. You are going to want heavier gauge strings the lower you go in order to have a better sound and keep the tension consistent.
#13
I use D'addario because they keep their gauge the whole length of the string. Other brands I've tried tend to start out as an 11 but gradually end up being a 10 nearer the pick-ups.

Of course like anything, it's just preferance.
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#14
Quote by kool98769
dude you'll need atleast 11's if you're tuning down to c.


Nah, I find 10's have a very nice tone for Drop C.
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#15
Drop C makes me want to punch babies.

Why do people tune that low?
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#16
Quote by mogan777
i want some new strings and ive heard d'addario are really good. right now im learning to play metal and keep my guitar in drop c, but i also want strings that sound good clean. the particular ones i was looking at were i think .10s or something

should i get them?
Get some 11's for 12's for Drop C.

11s with heavy bottom should be the best. 10's are very floppy for drop C.
#17
I tune 1 step down (D-D), use D'Addario 9s, like them just fine.
Played GHS Boomers 10s for a few month, was a b*tch doing bends and pull-offs above the 20th fret.
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#19
Quote by Kaban
I tune 1 step down (D-D), use D'Addario 9s, like them just fine.
Played GHS Boomers 10s for a few month, was a b*tch doing bends and pull-offs above the 20th fret.

were they the stock strings on your schecter???
im also have schecter c-1 blackjack and i was considering getting 3 packs of these

http://www.amazon.com/DR-Strings-Nickel-Medium-Electric/dp/B0002EWRYG/ref=pd_bbs_3?ie=UTF8&s=musical-instruments&qid=1204485811&sr=8-3

i hear they bend easier then other 10's
#20
yeah, Boomers 10s were stock strings, never tried other 10s.
never tried DRs, so I can't comment on that.
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#21
Quote by Kaban
yeah, Boomers 10s were stock strings, never tried other 10s.
never tried DRs, so I can't comment on that.


are the d'addario 9's really easier to bend than those 10's?

also what setup changes did u need to make
#22
If you like Ernie Ball slinky's, try a skinny-top-heavy-bottom set, they're the plain strings from a set of 10's and the wound strings from a set of 12's. I use them in standard tuning & drop D tuning cuz I'm a ham-fisted guitar mangler, but should handle lower tuning than this pretty well.
#23
Quote by Acquiescence
are the d'addario 9's really easier to bend than those 10's?

also what setup changes did u need to make



9's are hell, no tone at all.... use 10's at least, maybe a bit heavier to bend, but practise and training does it all!

Drop-c tuning? Go for Boomers, they are the greatest.

I used to play d'addario (because of my budget), but once I bought my first Boomers, I fell in love!
I really hate d'addario right now, they break even faster (I've broken at least 7 strings when I was changing them, boomers never turned me down).... I've never broken a boomer-string!
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#24
Quote by SSL27
Drop C makes me want to punch babies.

Why do people tune that low?

it's not that far. it's one step on everything but the low E, which gets two steps.

it's a tonal issue. I usually prefer to play a half step, essentially drop d-sharp. and it fits my style well. but sometimes I'll go down to Drop C for some heavy riffing.
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#25
Quote by Acquiescence
are the d'addario 9's really easier to bend than those 10's?

also what setup changes did u need to make


The G string is the only string where I'll notice a difference in difficulty to bend.
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