#1
i want to down tune my guitar to d standard / drop c.
how thick of strings should i get?

also, does anyone have a link to an instructional video on how to adjust the trust rod?

thank you
#2
you can swap one string at a time then repost.

you'll need to fret the first and last fret on the Low E and look at the middle frets.

see how far the string is from the fretwire there.

look and repost.
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#3
a set of 10's should be just fine for d standard / drop c
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#4
I personally use 11's and can handle drop C fine. Depending on your scale length and how much string tension you want you may want to go to 12's. I recommend experimenting with some different gauges until you find one that works for you personally. Sorry I can't help with a video link to a truss rod adjustment.

EDIT: About three quarters of the way through the truss rod adjustment starts.
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#5
Quote by jj1565
you can swap one string at a time then repost.

you'll need to fret the first and last fret on the Low E and look at the middle frets.

see how far the string is from the fretwire there.

look and repost.

so your saying i dont need to adjust until i change the strings?
#6
As long as you get some heavier strings and stay at the lower tuning, its not going to damage your guitar.
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#7
i used to use 10s on my guitar, but i switched to 11s when i started downtuning more. i use 11s and play anywhere from standard to drop d to drop c to drop b and i didnt adjust my truss rod. i havent noticed any difference in feel or playability in either of my guitars. im guessing anything higher than 11s would require a little tweaking, though, since thats really thick.
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#8
Quote by chillage656
so your saying i dont need to adjust until i change the strings?



yeah you will want to swap one string at a time, and after you pick your strings and downtune, then you can measure the neck for adjustment. (if needed)
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#9
if you play in this tuning a whole lot, then 12s, maybe 11s.

However, if you usually dont play lower than a whole step down, then 10s would be fine.
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