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Best strings for drop c?

Discussion in 'Production' started by irakayden, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. irakayden

    irakayden Member

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    I'm recording a metal band today, and I'm not much of a guitarist. But I'm making a stop at GC to pickup a few packs of strings. And was just curious what kind I should pickup for drop c?
     
  2. Beneath_the_Bliss

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    0.12's or at least some hybrid ones. I'm using Daddario X-Heavy bottom and medium tops on my Schecter. Switched from Ernie Balls and I highly recommend them
     
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    Depends on the neck's scale, setup and the feel you like

    On a gibson type I used d'addario 12-60, whereas in 25'5" necks I just used a 11-56.

    But I like tension in the wound strings so give it a try with different gauges.
     
  4. irakayden

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    We'll be using my LTDs and Idk really know the size of it ha. And I'm won't be back for a while to check
     
  5. ahjteam

    ahjteam Anssi Tenhunen

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    I use 11-52 (D'Addario) and 12-52 (Elixir)
     
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    +1

    maybe i´ll put 54 next time i change them.
     
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    i've used these on a b.r.j. - hesperian
     
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    i use 54s for drop C, but im thinking about moving up to 56s to help with tuning etc
     
  9. Vinny

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    10-52 Ernie Ball Slinkies
    (I got the idea from Mark Tremonti of the band Alter Bridge. Totally worth it)
     
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    Dunlop 11's
     
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    Ernie ball beefy slinkys!!!
     
  12. irakayden

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    Just so everyone knows I went with Ernie ball beefy. I bought a few different ones though. Te beef, not even, and d'addario. I couldn't decide when I was there haha.
     
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    Ernie ball 12-56 "not even slinky" - good tensity, nice sound.
     

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