#1
so im planning on having one of my guitars tuned to drop c permanently, and i was wondering what would be the best gauge strings and if i would need to mess with the truss rod for that.

thanks in advance
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#3
depends on the guitar. i've got 11's for my les paul and 12's for my strat
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#4
Heavy gauge strings, 11-12's work

and dont go messing with your truss rod unless youve got a problem with it
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#5
and you will most likely have to "mess" with your truss rod, when moving up to a heavier gauge of strings, it puts much more strain on the neck, so it will likely be overbowed... Truss rod adjustments arent that hard, or dangerous to do unless you are being an idiot. there are plenty of good sites that give great explinations as to how to do this. If you want one of these sites let me know, I have them bookmarked at home, though im not at home now or i would just post it.
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#6
I just use 10's for Drop C on my Les Paul. They feel a little loose but it sounds great.
#7
when i play drop C i use ernie bell skinny bottoms, heavy tops which are normally 10-52's and they sound great
#8
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and you will most likely have to "mess" with your truss rod, when moving up to a heavier gauge of strings, it puts much more strain on the neck, so it will likely be overbowed...


No. I went from 9's to 11's and my neck's just fine.

And definitely not when he's downtuning
#9
DR 11-50 best sound best feel
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#10
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DR 11-50 best sound best feel

not for drop-C, imho. C requires a 54 in the bottom, at least
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#11
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when i play drop C i use ernie ball Skinny Top heavy Bottoms which are normally 10-52's and they sound great


Me two all my guitars have'em. There good for me cause im the lead player in my band so i have the chunck when i need it but the strings are still light enough to shred on. Also we play just about everything in Drop C with the exeption of a song in C Standard.
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