#1
Hi just curious as to what string gauge you heavy metal guys use for e standard tuning on a les paul scale neck?

please give all the strings gauges and not just say 9s or 10s etc as the thicker strings are just as much an issue as the smaller strings for metal.


oh, also please state which brand and any other info you have about the strings.

also please comment on why you have that gauge and brand.

i am trying to find a good set of strings for my esp ec-1000. I have tried 10-46, 11-48, 10-48 and none seem quite right. i have pretty muc hdecided on 10s at the thin end but not sure whether to try and stick with 46 with a heavy plectrum for metal crunch or 48 - 50 for metal chunk
#2
I use:

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#3
^ yup 10-52 is the way to go IMO.
I usually use GHS 10 - 13 - 17 - 30 - 44 - 52 cause they are cheap ha.
Even though sometimes i prefer thicker high strings (10or11- 14 - 18) and thiner low strings (26-36- 46or48)
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I use this, but in GHS form. Best strings for metal in the E-C tuning range.
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#5
I use DR .11-50 Tite Fits
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#6
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I use:



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#7
i use the beefy slinky but the rotosound greys

are quite good aswell
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#8
oh right, bit surprised too see you all using really thick E A D strings. don't you find them to be very tight in e standard?
#9
they arent too tight in my opinion.
they feel good in tunings from standard to drop b imo.
but drop b feels a tad loose
but i use 10-48's
and mainly play in drop d or c.
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#10
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they arent too tight in my opinion.
they feel good in tunings from standard to drop b imo.
but drop b feels a tad loose
but i use 10-48's
and mainly play in drop d or c.


which brand do you use because i currenty have 10-48 but i had to make them up from two different packs of 10-46 and 11-48
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Dean Markley 10-46
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does anyone go for the stevie ray approoach and use gauge 13s? anyone at all?
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#14
I find that heavier low strings deflect less when pressed and offer a smoother, faster feel because of this.
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does anyone go for the stevie ray approoach and use gauge 13s? anyone at all?



i used 13s at first but as i only drop down to C 12's work for me n are a little easier to bend
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so... 10 - 46 + 59, but I fell that the e-string could be a liiiittle bit tighter. I guess the optimal set would be 0,095 - 49 + 60
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#18
i was thinking of trying thomastik power brights but as i have found with most strings, the a string i.e second thickest is tighter than the thick e string. why is this mostly the case?

http://www.thomastik-infeld.com/guitars/index.html

if you go on power brights and check the 10-50 set i am thinking of getting the tension in pounds doesn't look balanced at all. anyone know much about these kind of things?
#19
ive got an ec 1000vb...

sweet guitar lol.

i use the heavy bottom light top earnie ball's aswell.

although have u tried these strings and replaced the bottom to a 49...

trust me this works really well....

let me know
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#21
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I tried those but I found them far too heavy for Drop C. They were best in drop A/B and I NEVER play that low.
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#23
Quote by Yngwi3
I tried those but I found them far too heavy for Drop C. They were best in drop A/B and I NEVER play that low.


Bitch I plays them suckers in Drop D. Would of went for 13-60 baritone pack but my local store don't sell 'em that thick.
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Bitch I plays them suckers in Drop D.

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How has your neck not snapped?!? haha
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#26
I've gone and ordered some DR hi-voltage dimebag signature strings 9-50. ordered them because i know i like DR strings and the gauge is close to what i want and i have never tried 9s on a les paul scale neck so i just went for it.

i think these will be brighter sounding than the dr tite fits strings
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#27
Tarzan_man thinks he is Rick James, bitch. haha

IMO 12-56 for drop D is a little TOO MUCH. That guitar prob doesn't know what dynamics means.
#28
I used to use the GHS Zakk Wylde set on my EC-1000, but I was also tuning to Drop C most of the time. They still worked well in Standard though.
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#29
I string my Les Paul (and my Ibanez semihollow, same scale length) with 11's. I string my strat with 10's, and so 10's on a Les Paul scale length just feels kind of weak to me. In general, to get the same tension between a strat and a Les Paul you need to move a size up.

I use both my strat and my Les Paul for metal.
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I use DR .11-50 Tite Fits


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#33
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i use those too.
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