Author Topic: What string Gauge and Brand for Drop B/C? Sounds simple, right? Again, I dont need to probably show you how heavy wed have to go to get it all the balance perfectly and explain why thats going to be a little bit awkward since we already went through that. But ultimately I think that you can do a little bit better to sit right in between those two. Others prefer strings to be on the tight side and use the larger gauges listed. Nile Guitar World I think I'm gonna get a 10-50 set, take out the 10 and put in a 68 or 70 gauge. There is no simple formula that can tell you what strings will sound best to you ears and feel best to your fingers. For example, if you want to tune to Drop B and like 9s in standard, you can see that a 12 pulls 13.88 lbs of tension, so a good place to start would be looking for sets with a high .012. In other words, every string would have the same gauge as before apart from the f# (which was a g before) and the additional low B-string. B or C standard they might feel way too loose. Today, were talking a little bit about how to pick the right string gauges for when youre downtuning on your guitar. We have 30, 40, and then a big old 60 on the bottom here. Guitar string packs are usually referred to by their thinnest string, e.g. So I personally wouldn't recommend it unless you get a guitar that you can just keep in drop B tuning all the time. Like (0) Dislike (0) gorsch wrote July 16, 2008 13:25. If you use the Circle K string gauge chart, you'll see what gauge you should be using if you want the best playability. Your email address will not be published. If you go with the 54, you might ultimately feel that your string is still a little bit too floppy. I'm starting to write guitar riffs in Drop B, and I think I might need to use some thicker strings for that. The gauges being used are .011 .015 .018 plain .28 .38 .58. Reply #15 on: September 05, 2011, 12:25:52 AM Worth a shot. All right. Wie sehen die amazon.de Rezensionen aus? Drop B is a big difference for the lowest string. If were going to play it on a seven string set, were going to have to go all the way to a 70 and we end up with an increasingly large differential in tension on these lower strings than on the top strings. If it is a 5 string then it'd be better to have B Standard. The first is that your 10 is going to sound very, very dinky next to a 52 or a 70 on the very bottom here. People can buy these here if they have string gauges and tunings that need very high and very low tensions. Guitar packs are numbered from the thinnest string (.08 /.08 / .010 0.11) to the thickest. I'm tuning to: B F# B E G# B 1. B - (.64) E - (.52) A - (.36) D - (.26) F# - (.13) B - (.10) Thats still pretty light I think for the higher strings, too light actually for me but its all preference depending on how tight you want the tension. The string is resting its bottom on the bottom of the groove in the saddle and on the bottom of the groove in the nut. Its going to really help balance out that tension across that scale length. View 7 string guitar scale information and notes. I also recommend LaBella strings because they have great, crisp tone, and make string sets specifically for Drop tunings on a six string. Where is that happy medium? Its not going to feel too awkward and its going to help you hold tension down there and not feel like a floppy noodle. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Lightweight; Posts: 949; Schrodinger's cat walks into a bar and doesn't. Welche Absicht verfolgen Sie nach dem Kauf mit Ihrem 7 string drop g string gauge? Oct 24, 2017 #2. Moreover, its just, in my experience, not going to play very evenly from string to string. Im not sure where people got certain ideas from or what theyre basing them off of. There. You can just pick your top gauge like you normally would on a given set and pick one of our drop tuning tension sets of strings and it will be perfect for you. This is just for standard B to E regular seven string tuning. As others have said get some heavy strings (5 string set and discard the G is often cheaper than buying individual strings). 54 is still going to have quite a bit of jump down in tension but its only about four pounds which is a lot better than nine pounds, or you can go all the way up to something like a 56 and get that quite a bit closer. For free well gladly work with you to help dial in the perfect gauges for you for your particular set up. If you do really, really want a very heavy bottom end there, you could go up to something like a 68 and that would get you a lot closer, but ultimately something like a 64 I think is going to get you most of the way there. Again, its not nearly as awkward of a transition from a 36 to a 50 as it is from a 36 to a 54. This isnt just having a little bit more tension on the wound strings and the plain strings like we typically recommend. so what would a good gauge be? Check it out as Karl documented a journey into the unknown world of drop B tuning. If you use, like GiRa reasonably suggested, 013-056 for standard B, it looks like following: B, 056/E 046/A 036/d 026/f# 017/b 013. Strings are commonly made of stainless steel, nickel, cobalt or copper. But ultimately we have the experience in balancing tonality and playability with the tension math and I think considering the fact that it doesnt cost you anything, it makes sense to lean on us and let us help you find the perfect gauges for you. The trouble there is that a 60 is a way, way heavier gauge of string than the 40 that its next to. The main thing here is whether or not your guitar have a floating/locking tremolo bridge which requires quite a bit of adjustments depending on string gauge (tension) as well as tuning. Well talk about why those are not necessarily the best idea. Its gonna be floppy, but unless you get a custom gauge string, it will be floppy. One which the guitars are tuned in C and the other where the tuning is drop Bb. We have a five and a half pound difference there. Nope. Karl Golden, an awesome Youtube influencer and musician from the UK just released a video lesson on 6 String DROP B METAL Tuning for Beginners. As you can see, the tension matches up pretty closely, were within about one or two pounds ultimately between those wound strings. This is just standard seven string tuning that we have right here. Lets say you dont really see any need to boost the gauge on the fourth and the fifth strings since youre not changing the tuning on those strings. First off, lets take a look at what its like if youre playing in drop D with a typical 10 to 46 set of strings. Also, you may get into intonation issues in drop B tuning if the scale of your guitar is too short. This is not a wrong approach if youre willing to make your guitar work for it. Whether youre going down to drop D full time or drop C, drop B, drop A, et cetera, these same principles are going to hold true for you. As you can see on here, the tension on the high strings isnt great, we would typically use a 13 and a half there to balance that out a little bit better. Theres a few problems with this. Ernie Ball loves supporting musicians and influencers from all over the world. Its going to take quite a bit of work on your nut to get it to work right. If you use, like GiRa reasonably suggested, 013-056 for standard B, it looks like following: B, 056/E 046/A 036/d 026/f# 017/b 013. Im Scott from Stringjoy Guitar Strings. But if we go where we need to go to balance everything out a bit better, we would have to go all the way up to a 54 which would balance just right but, again, cause some issues for certain players. Another question we get a lot is about progressive tension. I think thats the easiest thing you can do. The number you see is 1/1000 of an inch. So I have a .124 set for my 5 string, and a .124 set for my 4 string. Right now I have this laid out in just standard tuning with an E at the bottom. For example, a 10-gauge string is 0.010 inches. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up with more great videos like this one: Whats up, everybody? Karl is using a combination of gauges found in If you play 6-string, our medium C .032 is ready to pick up as a single string. That lowest seven string is going to be not quite enough tension for you so were going to want to boost the gauge up. Referring to the thickest least heavier than gauge 10 's t seen our last video where we talk a On: September 05, 2011, 12:25:52 AM Worth a shot best for you string sets designed One of the most popular string gauge im Vergleich tunings and string sizes is too short low strings where! Dislike ( 0 ) Dislike ( 0 ) gorsch wrote July 16, 13:25. 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