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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-24-2002, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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guage question - detuning & string guage

Hey all. I have an Ibanez RG470 and I play 0.10's, tuned standard tuning (EADGBE). Say I want to tune to C, what guage should I buy?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-24-2002, 03:33 PM
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I'd say .11s....that would keep the tension close to what you are used to, except on the low C (E) string. *I use .09s on my Jems in standard, and .10s on my RG550 in Drop-C.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-24-2002, 03:35 PM
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I use 012 .015 .026 .034 .044 .054 *for tuning down to C
But I think I'm going to switch to .013 .016 .026 .036 .046 .056
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-25-2002, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-25-2002, 03:41 AM
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I'm not sure why you would want to bump a message up the order when it's less than 12 hours old when two people have already answered your question ?

You'll want the heaviest gauge you can buy as stoopid said (Heavy = large string gauge number ie. .009 = light, 0.13 = heavy). I think GHS make a really heavy set and so do a few others. Check out some string manufacturers online to see what packs they make then go to your local music store and ask if they have the gauge you want in stock.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-25-2002, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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because i already went and bought strings today so i wanted to be sure. but i wasn't because i got 2 different replies so i just some .10's.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-03-2002, 07:44 PM
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I tune to D standard and sometimes drop the low D to C. I used to use 11's and they worked fine, but I had to switch to 10's cuz my main guitar at the time was a steinberger and I could only find 10's after my string adapter broke. The 10's worked but were just a little floppy. The 11's were about perfect for a normal player. I have 12's on my RG now because I have strong hands and simply like the tone and tightness of the heavier strings. I have to warn you though the 12's seem huge compared to the 11's even, it's a big deal and you might have to modify your nut to accommodate them.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-04-2002, 07:57 AM
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I tuned to C for years, I found that a set somewhere between 11's and 12's suited me fine, but in hindsight a pack of 12's with a WOUND g-string would have been nice. The 11 is definetly too light for the high-C(E), and a 12 pretty much is needed there according to me (otherwise it's way to floppy). Experiment with gauges, get a set of 11's, then after playing a while feel which strings aren't balanced and get a higher gauge untill it all feels right. Then you can annoy your local guitar dealer for sets of custom gauge strings
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