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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-26-2003, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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String guage for B tuning?

Hey guys,

Not sure if this should go here or in the tech section but here goes:

I usually play Ernie Ball .009"-.042" guage (Super Slinky's) strings. My RG520 has the Edge trem and is tuned to Eb. I want to tune it down to B. What guage strings would give me the same feel at that low of a tuning as the 9's? Setting it back up shouldn't be a problem, but I'm just wondering on how the feel would be.

I was thinking something like .011" guage.

Any thoughts appreciated.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-07-2005, 11:21 PM
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Re: String guage for B tuning?

If anyone comes across this while searching, I can tell you that 13s are not the answer. I tried 10s tuned to D and that was too light, then I went up to 11 and that was too much, so I tuned to C# and now its too loose again. I figured if I need 12s at least about C then I ought to need 13s at B. Hmm.
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