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Old 2002-11-22, 01:09
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best string gauges for tuning to c

hey... i've heard that having thicker strings helps with playability when tuning down to c... do any of you guys have suggestions for gauges? thanks
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Old 2002-11-22, 01:18
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I use 9's and 10's when at C sharp and don't have any problems, so I think one more half step wouldn't be too traumatic...
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Old 2002-11-22, 03:18
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I use D'addarios 10-46 or 52.. i forgot...
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Old 2002-11-22, 13:39
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c's are a half step higher than b, so i'd say either 11's or heavy bottom, skinny top 10's
Old 2002-11-23, 17:30
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will using thicker strings like those make my pinch harmonics sound shitty?
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Old 2002-11-23, 18:59
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id use like 11's
Old 2003-01-26, 00:08
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52-11 or a 54-12 should be right for C. thats with a trem.

for a guitar with a fixed bridge, probably need 56-12, or even a 58.

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Old 2003-01-26, 02:29
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I hate using different strings for different tunings...its a bitch with the floyd rose system to change strings so i use a 52 on mine when i have it between 1 and 2 steps flat and it still has a nice sound to it
Old 2003-01-26, 04:08
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i use 10's and theres no prop at all there just alil loose but it shouldnt make it hard to tremolo or play any differently
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Old 2003-01-27, 17:11
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well i use Dean Markley 9 gauge and i play in drop B and they aint lose at all and they take a long time to snap and i do pinch harmonics all the time
Old 2003-01-27, 20:48
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To get C I use 12`s and an additional spring in my tremolo
to hold their tension.

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