#1
So I want to tune to drop B#. i have les paul and my strings are guaged (11,16,24w,32,42,54). Will I be able to without having them be super lose
#2
Drop C (there's no reason to call it B# here) is CGCFAD. That string gauge should be just dandy.
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#3
If you're tuning down, you would use the flat name of the note, so you would call it drop Db rather than drop C#. However, in this case, B# is enharmonic to C, so call it drop C.
#4
Yeah man, call it Drop C. Same notes, much simpler name imo. but yeah, those strings are perfect.

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#5
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Drop C (there's no reason to call it B# here) is CGCFAD. That string gauge should be just dandy.


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#6
^ aye, I've got my old shit guitar tuned to drop C and to do it I changed over to 11's and swapped out my low string for a lower one... I think it was 56 in fact, though I can't remember


edited because I put the wrong gauge
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#7
the tuning is not drop c. It's Drop B sorry for the mix up. The tuning I meant is B,F#,B,E,G#,C#
#8
11s should still be alright, but they might be a bit on the thin side. If they don't work for you, 12s should.
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#9
Try it and see?
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#10
Nah man, get at least 12's for Drop B. Even now (I have 12 gauge) they're a little lose on my guitar on the extremely rare occasions that I down-tune. I'd say 13.
#13
Thanks. There not normal 11s. There a 7 string set that are 9-52 but i got rid of the 9. Will these be better than plain 11s
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Thanks. There not normal 11s. There a 7 string set that are 9-52 but i got rid of the 9. Will these be better than plain 11s

The .11's I use are gauges .11-.70, and are excellent for drop tuning.
#18
11s would be a bit dodgey for that low, i use 11s for d standard which is perfect imo, you might need 12's or even 13s seeing as your dropping another 3 semitones
#19
I've got 11-54 on my guitar which is permanently in drop B, and I would say yeah its a little bit loose, think I'll change to 12-56 at least when the time comes. Hope that helps
#21
My band's guitarist sometimes tunes down to A with 9's and it works fine. We play in C and he uses those 9's all the time. It just depends on the guitar measurements, string brand, and your personal preference.
#22
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My band's guitarist sometimes tunes down to A with 9's and it works fine. We play in C and he uses those 9's all the time. It just depends on the guitar measurements, string brand, and your personal preference.


That probably sounds like garbage.
#23
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That probably sounds like garbage.
Theres something similar about all the bands that tune down that low...

Is a B# like a Cb?
#24
Many people know how to play the guitar and know nothing about how to set one up. Read this http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/intonation.htm and then think about why you simply cant just change your tuning. Why do you think pros have differnt guitars for differnt tunings. If you want to do this you should have your guitar set up for this not simply tune down. I noticed in your sig you have several so perhaps you should either try to do it yourself after reading how or have a music shop set you up in your desired new tuning.
#26
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That probably sounds like garbage.

When people say it sounds like garbage they are probably hearing someone who tuned down without seting up like i said in the above post. If you take a guitar that was carefully tweaked to be in standard tuning and lower a string 2 whole notes then expect chords to have good intonation over the neck your crazy. Crank up more distortion and pretend it sounds good or set it up for that and it will sound good. Its not garbage its garbage setups. If you dont know how it works learn how before ****ing with it. That is good advice for your car as well.
#28
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Is a B# like a Cb?
No. There is no note between B and C. B#=C and Cb=B.

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If there is no Fb, correctly spell the Eb Phrygian scale. Likewise, if there is no B#, correctly spell the C# harmonic minor scale.

While Fb and B# are enharmonic to E and C respectively, their functions are different and in some cases, such as the scales listed above, Fb and B# are the proper names, not E and C.