#1
I have a line 6 variax 300 and i have the stock strings on it(i have no idea what they are) and am playing in drop C/B. The strings get a little bit floppy at drop b, and dont sound verruy good. I dont really know much about strings, but what would you recomend? A different size gage and different strings?
thanks
#2
hahah. for those tunings, id recommend DR strings. specifically the ones with Dimebag on cover.
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#3
You need a heavier gauge. You'll need to set the guitar up to for the heavier strings since they'll make the neck bow more.
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#4
the thicker the strings, the less "floppy" they are tuned really low.
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#5
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hahah. for those tunings, id recommend DR strings. specifically the ones with Dimebag on cover.


Err, ignore this post. Brand doesn't matter nearly as much as getting the right gauge for what you're playing.

Since when are spiders metal? You sir are a tool.
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#6
Strings make a huge difference. In many instances, a new set of strings can fix fret buzz, intonation and other problems with strings that sit on a guitar for months. Strings lose elasticity over time. For your instance, a heavier gauge set will fix the floppy strings in that low tuning.
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#7
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Err, ignore this post. Brand doesn't matter nearly as much as getting the right gauge for what you're playing.Since when are spiders metal? You sir are a tool.



Yes but buying good strings will sound more alive and will last longer than the cheapest set of strings you can get.

Ex. I bought a pair of martin strings for my acoustic for like $3. The first string snapped when I tried to put it on, not to mention the strings i nmy opinion sounded horrible. i bought a pair of ernie ball acoustic and they sounded so much better.
#8
I'd go with 13s.
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#9
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Err, ignore this post. Brand doesn't matter nearly as much as getting the right gauge for what you're playing.

Since when are spiders metal? You sir are a tool.


Um. yeah, have you heard my band? that's what we recorded with, sped.
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#10
Quote by lemon_lime123
Yes but buying good strings will sound more alive and will last longer than the cheapest set of strings you can get.

Ex. I bought a pair of martin strings for my acoustic for like $3. The first string snapped when I tried to put it on, not to mention the strings i nmy opinion sounded horrible. i bought a pair of ernie ball acoustic and they sounded so much better.


Agreed, I wasn't saying get cheap strings, just that different brands aren't a whole lot different.

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Um. yeah, have you heard my band? that's what we recorded with, sped.

Link me to some clips. You get a cookie if you got a good tone out of a spider.
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#11
www.myspace.com/oblivionrisingmetal

just listen to the first two songs. the 2nd two are midi.
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#12
^^I would be interested in hearing some clips..

I'm really skeptical about the tones that you get, but hell, maybe you'll suprise us with some killer clips....
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#13
Flat and doesn't cut through the mix, I could barely hear it. It wasn't horrible, but it was by no means good. Sorry ts for jacking your thread.
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#14
in my defense, they were done in one take, and hastily, at that.
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#15
Even when I could hear it it didn't sound good. Really flat and stale.
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#16
we sound great live, though.
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#17
If you say so, I just can't imagine a spider sounding good. You'll outgrow it one of these days.
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