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what is your tuning & strings gauge ?

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by lelahel, May 14, 2011.

  1. Variant

    Variant In the djesert.

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    My main axe is an Ibanez RGA8, pups have been swapped for EMG 808s, and killswitch is wired in where the mid switch was. Tuning is one step down, with a drop D1, (DADGCFAD). A light top heavy bottom set (.010 - .052) goes on the top six, a .070 on the low A, and a .100 for the low D. D'Addario XL nickelwounds throughout.
     
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    .100, holy shit.
     
  3. Rex Rocker

    Rex Rocker Call me Hugo!

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    Ibanez SZ320 (25.1" scale)
    Drop C
    D'Addario 11-56.

    Did lots of 'string gauge experimenting' for this tuning. I used to use 10-52, then went to 11-52, then 12-52, then I got a 7-string set and got rid of the highest string, so I made it an 11-54 set. I am happy with 11-56 right now. :)

    Epiphone POS (24.75" scale)
    Drop D
    D'Addario 10-52.
     
  4. lelahel

    lelahel Member

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    please post à clip with the 100 !
     
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    Sweetnothing ¯\(º_o)/¯

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    I feel like a pussy here, you guys use ropes as strings :p

    Anyway Prs CE24 in drop B-->11 to 56
    Prs Tremonti SE in drop C-->11 to 54
    Schecter 7 String in drop A-->9 to 56

    All of them are d'addario strings, getting worried about my sweat destroying strings in no time ( rust) but never liked the tone of coated strings.
     
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    hardwire666 New Metal Member

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    Schecter Damien Elite 7 w/Floyd Rose
    .011-.058's Ernie Ball Power Slinkys
    Standard B tuning
     
  7. slayercannibalsuffohead

    slayercannibalsuffohead Get a dog up ya!

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    Schecter Loomis
    Ibanez K7
    Ibanez RG 7620
    BC Rich N7

    All 7 strings, all in A.
    65, 52, 42, 30, 17, 13, 10
     
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    GRStudios Member

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    Drop C 12-56 d´addario, ESP Eclipce, Gibson SG, Ampeg Dan Armstrong,
    Drop Bb 12-68 d´addario, Dean ML
    D tuning 12-52 d´addario, Gibson LP Deluxe, Fender Telecaster American Deluxe, Gibson Firebird
     
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    Gelatin Boob inspector

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    Drop B - 11-52
     
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    Dunlop Heavy Core 11-50 on everything from E standard to Drop C. nice and tight everytime.

    ESP Eclipse, ESP Ex and Jackson Kv2.
     
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    djb5201 Legend

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    11-54 on lp tuned to e flat
     
  12. MrBongo

    MrBongo idiot at work

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    holy shit, i´m shocked about some people´s string gauges in here :O :D

    until 2 weeks ago i used 12-60 for standard C. the bottom strings were so stiff and rigid already, there was barely any note attack. sounded almost like playing with my thumb, on two guitars (so it´s not just a defective set of strings).
    now it´s 12-16-20-29-41-55, Circle K / Kalium Strings. much better
     
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    AEADGBE = 70+52-11 on an Ibanez RGA7.
     
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    I pretty much agree with you on the string gauge thing, I guess downtuning to drop z (it's has somehow always to be drop z instead of z standard :lol:) brings the br00tlz.

    I myself use Dean Markley 9-46 set on my Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top for E standard tuning, I myself hate playing on dropped tunings, not because of the sound, I just can't come up with riffs and stuff as well as on the standard tuning, maybe I should again try to play on D standard as I used to earlier. For my Ibanez GSR180 bass I use the basic 45-105 set, it just works.
     
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    12-60 in B standard.
     
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    cobhc Amiga Enthusiast

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    10-46 in E (Hellraiser Hybrid C-6)
    10-56 in B (JL-7 FR)
     
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    I know this thread is four years old, but fuck it:

    11-54 Drop C on one Jackson Dinky, Drop D on another
    12-56, ESP LTD MH-1000, Drop B
    55-125, or 60-125 Fender Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass, Drop C
    70-135, Fender Jazz Japan, Drop B

    Scale lengths I believe are normal for all of my guitars, ie. no extended scale lengths. I may move up higher for Drop B on my LTD, it seems a bit too loose for my liking.
     
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    abt BT

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    Fuck I hate this thread. Drop tuning is an iternval pattern not something lower than E standard

    E Standard - EADGBE
    Drop D - DADGBE
    D Standard - DGCFAD
    Drop C - CGCFAD

    See the differnce?
     
  19. Vihaleipä

    Vihaleipä Member

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    I don't know if this was intended for me, but yes, I do know the difference, there is nothing wrong with dropped tunings, I just myself can't come up with stuff I like on Drop D for example because of that interval pattern, mainly because I'm so used to standard tunings (for example chords are PITA for me in dropped tunings, take F major barre chord for example, yes that can be taken from other places than on E that's now dropped to D-string but it doesn't sound the same), but for other people it works and sounds good so who cares ;). E and D standard tunings work for me, Drop D and Open D doesn't work so well, that's 100% my fault but it doesn't really bother me.
     
  20. JeffTD

    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    Have definitely changed this up in the last 4 years:

    11, 15, 19, 28, 40, 60 for Drop C
    10-52 for E/drop D. Tele has a single coil now.

    All gtrs 25.5.
     

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