#1
K so I got some strings, the Beefy Slinky Strings. The sizes are from 11-54

Would they for good for Drop B And A, Or just C and maybe B.

and by the way what are the tunings for Drop A and B? Thx
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#2
For the tunings, you can probably find that yourself on google. For the strings, well, I'll be honest, for those tuning you're probably better off with a baritone scale guitar. Maybe even a bass.
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#3
11-54 is, imo, not thick enough to handle Drop A, or Drop B tunings. I use 11's for standard D tuning (everything 1 step down).

Drop B:

B
F
A#
D#
G
C

Drop A:

A
D#
G#
C#
F
B

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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#5
I've done drop B on 11s, it was alright, but if you're going as low as drop A I'd go for like 13's. Or 7 String strings and just leave out the high E string.
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#6
Just adjust your action and Intonation. ****, The Sword tune down to C and only use light gauge strings (like 9 or 10s). That bit of extra slink gives you not only some extra heaviness when used right, but also allows you better control over bends and whatnot. You need SOME slink in the strings if you're gunna be doing a ton of leads, but you don't want em to feel like Rubber Bands. Slipknot use like 11 - 56s for Drop B and A, so you should be fine.
#7
Depends, I've gone as low as drop A# on 10's without any rattling or dead notes.
#8
It's all about how your guitar is set up. Look at Iommi, he played C# standard with 8's, because his guitar was setup to handle it
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#9
Iommi has always been the bar for setup of heavy tunings......

all this "heavy strings and low tunings are cool and heavier than anything else etc" is crap.

drop D is the heaviest sounding tuning if you ask me.
#10
Quote by davedoom
Iommi has always been the bar for setup of heavy tunings......

all this "heavy strings and low tunings are cool and heavier than anything else etc" is crap.

drop D is the heaviest sounding tuning if you ask me.

Yeah, I used to think Drop C was awesome, but now that I've been playing more in Standard again, I can get that to sound heavier than any drop tuning ever hoped to sound
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Quote by Ed T H
11-54 is, imo, not thick enough to handle Drop A, or Drop B tunings. I use 11's for standard D tuning (everything 1 step down).

Drop B:

B
F
A#
D#
G
C

Drop A:

A
D#
G#
C#
F
B

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.



drop b:

B
Fsharp
B
E
G sharp
C sharp

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#12
Quote by davedoom
Iommi has always been the bar for setup of heavy tunings......

all this "heavy strings and low tunings are cool and heavier than anything else etc" is crap.

drop D is the heaviest sounding tuning if you ask me.


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#13
You will need at least 60 for the low A. 56 MIGHT work for B, but it's not great.

I really don't like tunings higher than C# btw... B-standard or drop-A# ftw
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