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String Gauges

Discussion in 'Into Eternity' started by Chryst Krispies, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. Chryst Krispies

    Chryst Krispies Vanilla Gorilla

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    Anybody know a good string gauge for tuning to b, or C? Or anyone know what I.E uses? Thanks :hotjump:
     
  2. chickwithguitar

    chickwithguitar Purgatory Unleashed

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    I have no clue what they use, but .12s or .13s work best for those low tunings. I use GHS Boomers .11s on my guitars, because I play in D most the time, and when I tune down to jam along to IE or At the Gates, the strings work alright, but... barely.
     
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    Try .12s. I like them.
     
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    BalanceofPower My god,it's full of stars

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    I use D'addario XL 13's. We tune down to C then drop the C to Bb. Works well for me. The strings are tight and you won't have tuning problems being tuned that low. Of course we use baritone guitars, but a normal scaled guitar with 13's on it will hold up real nice in C or B tuning.
     
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    I use .12's on my King V tuned to C. Works excellent.
     
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    Ir0n_mE Metal Junkie

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    Danny used to used to use 10's for standard tuning so I guess he used something light for C.
     
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    Tim uses 10-48 and rob uses 11-52. its alittle tricky settin em up but not much of an issue. tim likes the light feel cause he loves string bending and finger vibrato on his solos and the light strings definatly can be bent.....about a step and a half....haha.
     

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