#1
So i've been tuning my guitar down to C standard, and I was wondering if there's some way I can keep my strings from being so floppy (by adjusting the bridge or something? , and not getting higher gauge strings.
My guitar's a strat replica, and I play with .11s

thanks
#3
Quote by 36mikeyb36
tighten the tension on your truss rod.


I really wouldn't unless you know what you're doin, that can completey break your guitar forever!!

I can't think of any solution cept that they shouldn't be that floppy for 11's. Try new strings?

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#6
put a shorter scale neck on ? But seriously, if you think its too loose, get a higher gage, or get used to it.
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#7
Only ways I can think of would be to raise the action or get higher gauges.

Just go with the higher gauges.
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#8
get thicker strings, you should use 13s if you tune that low IMO, but then again I use 11s in standard.
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yea you either get used to it or get thicker strings i guess.
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#10
I'd up to at least 12's or 13's.
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#11
It's too loose for you with .11s at drop C!?! I use .11s on the top and .10s on the bottom on most of my guitars and tune to Drop C all the time and it's not loose at all.

Maybe your guitar's neck has aquired a bow in it in which case you'll need to adjust the truss rod. Hmmm...
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#12
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It's too loose for you with .11s at drop C!?! I use .11s on the top and .10s on the bottom on most of my guitars and tune to Drop C all the time and it's not loose at all.

Maybe your guitar's neck has aquired a bow in it in which case you'll need to adjust the truss rod. Hmmm...


He said he is tuning to C Standard, not Drop C.Anyway, it is a matter of preference. I would start by moving up to 13-56 strings. If you aren't happy with that, look into having a truss rod adjustment.
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#13
What's the scale on the guitar you're using EA?
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#14
If the scale length is 25.5" you should be fine with .12 strings. If it's 24.75" you'll probably need .13 gauge. And remember to adjust your truss rod when putting on thicker strings.
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He said he is tuning to C Standard, not Drop C.

Gah, I'm an idiot.

Yeah I'd say move them up to .12s or something then.
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