Hi, so my good friend Rich has agreed to sell me his barely used
Ibanez RG350EX for a great price of £150. He has upgraded the body plate to black and put new knobs on it, I believe to make it look more like the RG550EX version. He's also throwing in an Ibanez hard case with the deal as well... what a nice guy!
I'm only about 5 months in to my guitar journey, mainly playing my Ibanez acoustic guitar during my lunch breaks and time permitting any chance I get at home (not often with 10 month old daughter running us ragged! -lol).
I intend getting a 75w Line 6 Spider IV amp.
Now, I would like to play around and learn Slipknot songs, Korn, Deftones, Limp Bizkit on the RG350EX when I buy it so intend buying some Heavier guitar strings to have put on it. I believe most Slipknot songs are in:
B, F#, B, E, G#, C# tuning - Drop D then 1 1/2 steps down.
I have found these strings on Amazon and wonder if they would be a good option? D'Addario EXL148 XL Nickel Wound Extra Heavy (.012-.060) Electric Guitar Strings
Could anyone please tell me which strings would be a good choice to put on the RG350EX to play the type of things mentioned above?
I realise Korn stuff is mainly played with an extra string down to A. If I was to get strings such as the ones listed above, would I be able to tune them down that extra step to A, or would that just sound horrible?
I shall probably ask Rich to put the heavy strings on for me and adjust the setp up, as he has much more experience in playing around and adjusting the various parts of the guitar than I do. I just wondered whether anyone could offer some advice or a few main pointers in setting up the RG350EX properly with Heavy strings?
Sorry if this post is waffly and unclear. But I hope you can get the jist of what im trying to ask and you can offer some help.