#1
new band has lead to new guitar tuning and the singer prefers to sing in C# and we are playing in drop tuning. i will be using my floyd rose redmond guitar with the speed loader trem so after i get it set up for thicker strings at lower tuning it will stay in tune perfectly so thats not an issue. at the minute in standard tuning i am using guage .10 strings and on this guitar they feel a bit tighter than the other guitars i have strung with same strings.

so the question is...do i use guage .11 strings (bearing in mind the strings are a little tighter on this guitar than say a fender stratocaster so they may be firm enough without going any thicker) or do i got for guage .12's?

any help much appreciated. thanks. Gorham.
My Main Gear

Floyd Rose Redmond Series 4
Fender USA strat with Steve Morse Dimarzio pickups
Charvel 88 model (number 465 of 1000 made)
Yamaha pacifica
Peavey 6505+ head
marshall avt150 head
marshall cab
laney vc30 212 combo
#2
I use .11's for D standard and when I drop C they are awful loose. So they might not be too loose for C#. I would try .11's first, and you can always just get .12 if you dont like the feel.
Gear:
ESP/LTD EC1000 (w/ EMG 81 and 60)
ESP/LTD H500 (w/SD Custom 5 and 59)
Fender MIM Strat (basically my first. Never play it.)
Traynor YCV80 4x10
Peavey 6505 2x12 combo

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#5
Use 0.12's for the low C# and use 0.10's or 0.11's for the higher strings, if you prefer to have a bit more strength in your strings. Although combining string gauges can sometimes be a little bit weird on your neck, most quality guitars, particulary 25" scale necks, will withstand the difference in pressure.
#6
12 or mabi even 13 try getting the "slinky but not slinkey's" they will be in the purple pack i think. They basicly go from anything to anything i play in diffrant tunings all the time and i can get standerd all way down to drop B with them, god there the best strings ever made.