#1
I'm planning to mostly use my Ibanez for Drop C/D Standard tuning soon, as I will be getting a G400 or Vintage VS6 which I will use for standard/Drop D However, I went to a guitar shop to find out about what I need to do to use drop C/D standard on it most of the time. He said that in order to use thicker gauge strings (10s to 52s are what he reccommended), I would have to have the bridge adjusted including the inotation, action etc, and have the truss rod adjusted too, as well as some other changes which I can't remember anyway, he told me that the charge for a full setup for this would be £55 ($110 I guess). Is this reasonable, and do I need to have it done if I want to keep my guitar in this tuning without damaging it? I hope I make sense Thanks!
Gear:
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
Ibanez GRG170DX
Peavey Vypyr 75
Fender Princeton 650 DSP w/ Celestion 80w speaker
#2
you can do it, but i honestly think the guy was just trying to make money off you, to an extant, i have standard gauge string in drop C and its fine i never adjusted anything, but youll need a lot of input from ug before you decide though
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#3
no you could do all that yourself, and if you use heavier gauge strings, you probably won't even need to mess with the truss rod
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you can do it, but i honestly think the guy was just trying to make money off you, to an extant, i have standard gauge string in drop C and its fine i never adjusted anything, but youll need a lot of input from ug before you decide though

This is exactly what I thought, I've done it a lot as well although I think I buggered up my Les Paul copy's neck by leaving it in drop C, but then it was a shi.t make off ebay so yeah
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Ibanez GRG170DX
Peavey Vypyr 75
Fender Princeton 650 DSP w/ Celestion 80w speaker
#5
Quote by Lefty7Stringer
no you could do all that yourself, and if you use heavier gauge strings, you probably won't even need to mess with the truss rod

OK thanks does anyone know where I can get a guide to do it myself by any chance? Just to make sure I don't mess it all up
Gear:
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
Ibanez GRG170DX
Peavey Vypyr 75
Fender Princeton 650 DSP w/ Celestion 80w speaker
#7
Quote by MaXiMuse
I used normal gauge strings and everything else normal and I took some time to tune it but I didn`t had any other problems. But I would recommend thicker strings.


Yeah, I just wanted to check what I'd have to do to use the thicker strings. This is good though, I have reassurance not to spend loads more money than I already am. Which is nice. Thanks guys!
Gear:
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
Ibanez GRG170DX
Peavey Vypyr 75
Fender Princeton 650 DSP w/ Celestion 80w speaker
#9
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HAHAHA stupiiid floyd rose i do that in my hardtail guitar in 5 mins


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Ibanez GRG170DX
Peavey Vypyr 75
Fender Princeton 650 DSP w/ Celestion 80w speaker
#10
Quote by blind.quardian
HAHAHA stupiiid floyd rose i do that in my hardtail guitar in 5 mins

well not to be a grammer freak but you misspelled something in there and, also ibanezs dont use floyd roses, they have the edge IIIs an other edges in them
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#11
With 10-52s you don't need adjustment.

If you go with 14s, however, you will need one.
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With 10-52s you don't need adjustment.

If you go with 14s, however, you will need one.


Fair enough.
I doubt I'll be going lower than Drop C very often so I'll stick with 10-52s.

Also, F8iscruel wins.
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#13
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OK thanks does anyone know where I can get a guide to do it myself by any chance? Just to make sure I don't mess it all up

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#14
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Fair enough.
I doubt I'll be going lower than Drop C very often so I'll stick with 10-52s.

Also, F8iscruel wins.

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Shinozoku, sounds good, I'll look for that! Thanks!
Gear:
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Ibanez GRG170DX
Peavey Vypyr 75
Fender Princeton 650 DSP w/ Celestion 80w speaker