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MorbidGuitar 2004-01-20 00:10

.52 a good B string??
 
I was wondering what everyone uses for String Gauges on their guitars and also what they play.

ME- .52 B String with a pack of Super Slinkey's Below It
It sounds shitty sometimes for morbid angel and stuff like that but whatever.

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KB_CANS 2004-01-20 04:14

i use 13-56's...i like em nice and thick....

i like playing stuff like crowbar, sjr and down.....

but most of the time i just write and play my own stuff.....which is very crowbar influenced atm...

i also love the aussie band Blood Duster.......cause they take the piss outta metal and everything its worth...

Def 2004-01-20 06:25

I have a .52 as e string.

BestialWarrior 2004-01-20 10:47

Guitar Info.
 
I am currently using .10's on my Ibanez rg120 series guitar.
I usually use 11's, but I'm saving up money to buy another guitar(preferably BC Rich, and use thicker strings on that one for lower tuned music..
:[ :vampire:

KB_CANS 2004-01-20 16:54

and i tune to B and drop to A when needed.....

Digimortal 2004-01-20 19:16

I'm using the same gauge as KB CANS. I tune to straight B for Carcass/Fear Factory/Sepultura

lord_diemos 2004-01-20 20:50

I use ernie ball skinny top/heavy bottoms for my esp, and power slinkies for my dime

BLS 2004-01-20 21:08

i use 10's tuned to D

MoonRaven 2004-01-20 22:41

i use 14-68 on my baritone for B tuning
i use 10-52 on my telecaster for e or d tuning
and i use either 9-54 or 10-56 on my 7 string for standard 7-string tuning

Christian Life 2004-01-21 08:26

I use 10's as well, tuned to E. I'll be the first to admit that drop-Db sounds heavier, though. :P

KB_CANS 2004-01-21 14:14

Quote:
Originally Posted by Christian Life
I use 10's as well, tuned to E. I'll be the first to admit that drop-Db sounds heavier, though. :P



drop D is just easier to play....

acrylicmockingbird 2004-01-21 15:43

I use 11-14-18-36-52-70's on my BC Rich Acrylic Mockingbird tuned to Drop C

G_urr_A 2004-01-21 16:12

I use 11-49 (i think) in Eb and 13-52 in C, and I feel that the 52 is a bit loose.

Father Death 2004-01-21 16:44

Quote:
Originally Posted by acrylicmockingbird
I use 11-14-18-36-52-70's on my BC Rich Acrylic Mockingbird tuned to Drop C


thats a little much just for drop-c...

52's are fine for that...maybe a hair loose, but still good.

52's aren't great for B tuning, but they get the job done...i'd think 56 would be better, but still not the best...mockingbirds' crazy 70's would be awesome for B or A tuning.

Metaldave 2004-01-21 19:35

11's tuned to D, used to have 12's it was a little nessecary so i changed :p

KB_CANS 2004-01-21 20:58

Quote:
Originally Posted by Father Death
thats a little much just for drop-c...

52's are fine for that...maybe a hair loose, but still good.

52's aren't great for B tuning, but they get the job done...i'd think 56 would be better, but still not the best...mockingbirds' crazy 70's would be awesome for B or A tuning.



i wish i could get those crazy fuckers here.......56's do a pretty good job for B tuning but 70's would just kick ass... :beer:

MoonRaven 2004-01-21 22:04

if your talking B-E-A-D-F#-b, just go with the d'addario baritone set, 14-18-26-38-56-68, they work damn good, i used them on my warlock before i got my baritone, and i still use them on my baritone. but a 70 for is a bit much, though i had at one time, trying to build up my hand strength, 13-56 on my telecaster for standard and 13-58 w/ a added 70 on my 7-string, in standard, though by the i was ready to drop back down to more "regular" gauges, i could pull 1-1/2 and, occasionally, 2 step bends on them. :)


BTW- the strings mockingbird is using are the zakk wylde lo-tune sets, by GHS, im sure you could get them cheap off the net, thats the set i got the 70 for my 7-string, i couldnt find them anywhere else.

memnoch 2004-01-21 22:19

I use 12-54, and i tune to C on my "band" guitar.

My "home" guitar, i use 11-49's and i tune to D. Both are perfect for their tunnings.

societys finest 2004-01-26 12:30

use 10-56's on my 7 string

MorbidGuitar 2004-02-28 12:37

a .70 probably wouldnt even fit in the bridge of my guitar! Les paul studio. a 52 is almost too much for the stock head.


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