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Guitar strings for low tuning


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Hey there guys/gals,

i just got a guitar a couple of months ago (i have been playing bass for 14 years)

now i want to play some Amon Amarth songs and some songs with C# tuning

what kind of string gauge do you recommend ?

 

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http://www.daddario.com/DADProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=3769&productid=25&productname=EXL116_Nickel_Wound__Medium_Top_Heavy_Bottom__11_52

 

11-52 would do the trick. Depends somewhat on the scale length of your guitar and how tight you want the tension to be.

 

By the way, Sylosis uses this gauge in E-standard to give them a heavy sound, but this required quite much from the neck of the guitar since the tension is going to be about 25% bigger.

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http://www.daddario.com/DADProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=3769&productid=25&productname=EXL116_Nickel_Wound__Medium_Top_Heavy_Bottom__11_52

 

11-52 would do the trick. Depends somewhat on the scale length of your guitar and how tight you want the tension to be.

 

By the way, Sylosis uses this gauge in E-standard to give them a heavy sound, but this required quite much from the neck of the guitar since the tension is going to be about 25% bigger.

Thank you both will run to the store after work and see how it goes

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I play a bit of dethklock tuned to C .. ive been using 9-42s with no problems, though i feel 10s would feel a bit better on the treble side.  just for a giggle .. i put 8s on .. the strings had all the tension of overcooked spaghetti :P 

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Depending on the neck and the truss rod inside, it might not move even with a variation of tension.

 

But overall it's about if you like spaghetti or very tight strings at a given tuning that will make you go toward one gauge or another.

 

Of course the neck tension is still a big thing to look at and setup correctly but good two way truss rod tend to be stable enough to not worry too much about them when changing string.

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