#3
I had 9's that were good with Drop B, lol
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#4
yup, thats what I use, hell ive even used 9's once but 10 is better. What ever you do dont do 11's, i tried and its too much stronger and has a completly diffrent feel to it than 10's or 9's.
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#5
Don't use 11's for tuning down or in general? I play 11's and I love them.
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#6
i would go for .11s just to be safe but they would probably work.
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#7
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Don't use 11's for tuning down or in general? I play 11's and I love them.


I use 11-56 whenever its time to go down into B, but C feels much better in 10-52 to me.
#8
I use 11-48 for D-standard and drop C... whatever u think feels right.
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#9
10s are the ****
i stopped using them for a while and used 8's
when i switched back to 10s it felt so much better
#11
i use GHS Zakk Wylde Boomer which are .10-60.
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#12
I use 10s right now and it feels fine playing 1 Step down, but when in drop C, the C feels kinda flimsy.
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#13
11-52 is wat i use
and they feel really good in dropped c and c standard
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#16
I use ernie ball 10s for D standard and sometimes drop C but if I were to use drop C all the time I'd look for a bigger low C.
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#17
for the most part. yeah
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#19
10s will work, but the strings go pretty slack..I had .10s tuned to drop B before I switched guage..... .11s or heavier provide better sound and playability though..
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#20
10-46 are a little floppy for Drop C, but still playable.
Go 10-52 or higher to be safe.
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#21
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yup, thats what I use, hell ive even used 9's once but 10 is better. What ever you do dont do 11's, i tried and its too much stronger and has a completly diffrent feel to it than 10's or 9's.

no tension for you eh? i use 13s in standard tuning and d standard no problem.
on topic: yeah, they'll be ok, but the low c will be a bit slack. 11s would hold up better.
#22
13-56s in drop C feel like 9's in E. I love it.
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#23
I use 11's in E and 12's in D. They just feel more solid.
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#24
I've always used 11s for E standard and drop D.. I'd go with at least 12s for drop C
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#25
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on my Prs, being a relativly short scale id try 10s


but the longer scale on my ibanez and esp mean 11s are a must.

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I think you have that bass ackwards.

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#27
I think you have to take the guitar's scale into play, right? A longer scale will not become as floppy.... i think

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#28
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I think you have to take the guitar's scale into play, right? A longer scale will not become as floppy.... i think

Yeah, that's why you'll usually find thicker strings on LPs.
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#29
Got two guitars with a 24.75 inch scale..

One guitar is Drop D with 10-52s

The other is Drop C with 12-54s

The heavier gauge felt a lot better for the lower tuning
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