#1
So I'm going to buy some strings for lower tunings (.11's or .12's), and was wondering if it'll be hard to play for the first while. I use .10's right now, so will it be a really big change? Also is it harder to solo/ play quickly using bigger strings?
#2
well if your tuned down the tension is lessened so it pretty much feels the same and it will give you a heavier sound
#4
It's usually only the low E, D, and A strings that are thicker. The others are the same. Soloing should be just fine, and sometimes it's hard to get used to the change. Depends on you I guess. I have small hands and fingers(at 18 that's kind of annoying...) so playing thicker strings was annoying for me at first.
#5
nah, no big change.

When you tune really low though, the thickest string is the most important one. like...say you tune to drop-A, then a .13-set (13 - 56) would be okay for the five higher strings, but the sixth should be 62 or bigger. So most of the time when you tune really low, you have to buy a big set AND a separate e-string, which sucks...
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#8
Quote by bjoern_swe
nah, no big change.

When you tune really low though, the thickest string is the most important one. like...say you tune to drop-A, then a .13-set (13 - 56) would be okay for the five higher strings, but the sixth should be 62 or bigger. So most of the time when you tune really low, you have to buy a big set AND a separate e-string, which sucks...


Why not buy some strings designed for 7 strings and throw out the low e?
#9
You could do that too, but most 7-string sets has a set of .10's and a .56, and that is too thin if you tune lower than C-standard.

But I may just be picky
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