#1
is the best for D standard tuning. i dont want a really heavy ones, cause im playing lead. easy to bend, but i dont want it to be too light to cause a string buzz..
so which gauge?
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#3
don't think that the string gauge have influence on stringbuzz

edit: but I think that 0.010 is a good gauge. not to heavy, not to light
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#5
I'm with Farether on this. I use .10 gauge strings on my main two guitars and I almost exclusively play in D standard. Never had a problem and it still allows for bending and a pretty easy vibrato.
#6
well try 49-10, if u want something heavier, (which i prefer) .52-.11
#7
so are your playing primarily focused on rhythm or lead, or both??

Since you mention drop d i would assume rhythm, then use strings bigger than 0.10, especially if you have single coils, just to get fatter tone

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#8
If you're playing lead and not rhythm, you wouldn't have to tune down. You could just play in D while your rhythm guy plays in E (down a step to D) and learn your tuning and strings alone. You wouldn't use the low notes on the low E string during a solo, so I don't see the point of downtuning.
#9
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If you're playing lead and not rhythm, you wouldn't have to tune down. You could just play in D while your rhythm guy plays in E (down a step to D) and learn your tuning and strings alone. You wouldn't use the low notes on the low E string during a solo, so I don't see the point of downtuning.


Maybe he plays along with the rhythm guitarist when he's not soloing rather than soloing through the whole song, constantly? I can't see it being a casual lead song if they're tuning to D standard.

I could be wrong though, but yeah, I say .10 for a good general gauge.