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Strings for drop tuning.

HasserWeiss

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My string choice are the Ernie Ball Paradigm or Cobalt, .12 gauge, and I play in Drop C tuning with a Floyd Rose copy.

Haven't broken a string in a long time and tension feels nice. I'm not an avid/capable guy when it comes to setup and changes, so couldn't say much more than this haha.
 
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Ed Seith

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    The goal with drop tuning is always consistency - you want the drop-tuned guitar to FEEL the same as your standard-tuned guitar. While everyone will have a different preference, I find a good starting point is one gauge per whole step.

    So if I like my 9-42s for E standard, then I would start with 10-46 for D standard.
    If I like 9-46 for Drop D, then I'd start with 10-48 for Drop C.

    Make sense? That's a good starting point, and you can adjust again with your next set of strings if it's not quite right. Ernies come in split gauges now - I use 9.5-44s for my Eb standard guitars.
     
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    owen817

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    Update on the post. I put the Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky strings on. So far I love how they sound and how much better they hold a drop tuning. I would highly recommend them to anybody who likes playing heavier songs. I did have to make some other adjustments to my guitar but it was a fairly simple and straight forward process.
     
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