#1
Hey, so I have recently advanced in techniques like tremolo picking and such and I am starting to play a lot of 5fdp, slipknot, etc. So i am going to drop my BC Rich Jr. V down to B. So:

1. What gauge strings should I use?
2. Is the truss rod going to need serious adjustment?
3. How much harder is it to trem.Pick with a looser string?

So... what'a'ya say?
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#2
1. really high, probably 12's or 13's
2. yeah, probably.
3. not sure, i never did it. but i do know about the first two questions.
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#3
1. Personal preference
2. EXTREMELY unlikely
3. No difference

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#5
if you get thick enough strings like suggested, it will even be easier to tremolo pick because the string won't be flapping around as much.
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#6
Some guitars will need the trem adjusted, some won't. It's always a good idea to do it though, because if you don't do it and the neck bends in the future, your guitar will be messed up. Some will argue that it ALWAYS has to be done, but I have a guitar that I never did it on and I changed gauges from .09 up to .13 every couple of months without adjusting the trem and it never hurt it.

As for tremolo picking on strings that are more loose, I find it is more difficult. Once you play on those big beefy strings for a while, you'll get used to them, and going back to skinny strings is sort of funny. Also, when your strings start to get too loose, your guitar will sound like crap and will buzz a lot. That's why they make heavier gauge strings

B is a fun tuning to play in, probably my favorite other than E and Eb Standard. Anyway, have fun man.
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#7
ive used 11's for drop B and it was pretty solid still, no truss rod adjustment should b needed and idk about the trem picking
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#9
Cool... wow, you've gotta love conflicting responses...
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#10
I'd go with 12s or 13s. You may or may not need to readjust your truss rod, depending on your tension before and after the switch.
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#11
My Explorer is in B standard, I use D'Addario Light Baritone strings, which are .13 - .62 I believe. I play a lot of Amon Amarth, which has massive amounts of tremolo picking in pretty much every song. If you aren't going to be doing a lot of crazy soloing involving g strings bending and such, it really helps the sound if the 3rd string is wound instead of plain.
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#12
I go down to Eb with same gauge, but then for every step past that increase it by .001.

so for B, I would personally go down to 12s or 13s.

You still may need truss rod/action/intonation adjustment, you just have to play it to really tell.
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My Explorer is in B standard, I use D'Addario Light Baritone strings, which are .13 - .62 I believe. I play a lot of Amon Amarth, which has massive amounts of tremolo picking in pretty much every song. If you aren't going to be doing a lot of crazy soloing involving g strings bending and such, it really helps the sound if the 3rd string is wound instead of plain.


+ 1 to the wound 3rd string. I use DR 12's for my Drop B guitar and the wound 3rd helps out sooooo much, especially with tuning stability.