#2
anywhere between 8-36 and 13-60 should work fine.

It all comes down to the set-up.
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anywhere between 8-36 and 13-60 should work fine.

It all comes down to the set-up.

8-36 ? i highly doubt they even make strings that light but even if they did that would be horrible for drop c
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#5
any strings should be fine, but the thicker sets will give you issues with fret buzz and force you to have absurdly high action
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#6
either way i still would use my 7string before i tune to drop c lol
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#7
i use these http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/DR-Strings-TiteFit-Jeff-Healey-Electric-Guitar-Strings-Medium?sku=105243

and i play in standard D. the thickest string is really tight (thought i'm not complaining), so i imagine dropping that down a note will still work really nicely. will require more hardware adjustment though!
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#8
I play in drop C currently and I use ernie ball not even slinky..they are gauged 12-56 and they should work fine for you
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#9
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I play in drop C currently and I use ernie ball not even slinky..they are gauged 12-56 and they should work fine for you
but, can you even bend?
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You get used to it. 12-56 is what I use.
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#11
Anything higher than .54 is overkill. You don't need a 12-56 for drop c. It's not that low. My friend uses that gauge for drop c, i helped set up his guitar, it played horribly, way way wayyy too tight. I would suggest 11's from ghs (11-50) boomers that is or for more tension go for ernie ball 11-54.

#13
I use Power Slinkies on my Strat, Hybrid Slinkies on my SG and the GHS Zakk Wylde set used to be on my EC-1000 before I traded it. All work fine for drop C.
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#14
11's should be fine. I prefer heavy strings (12-52 E-standard/ 13-56 C-standard), but you don't need to go that heavy unless you just like the feel.

For drop C you really only have to worry about the low C flubbing out on ya. Keep that in the >48 range and your golden.
#15
i would say 10-52 at least but your better off going with 11s or even 12s
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#16
I use 12-56 for standard B tuning and they feel the same as 9 in standard E tuning. So i'd go for 11's.
Also depends on your neck scale. Mine is 25 1/2". If you have a shorter neck you'll need thicker strings.