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PostPosted: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:15pm 
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What string guage would need to be used on a fixed bridge, 25” scale. 10’s at least?


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PostPosted: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:35pm 
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Depends on the feel you want. You can have it set up for almost any gauge. For drop C I would go with an 11-54 personally but I cannot stand flappy strings.

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^ What he said. When I tuned to drop C I used 11-54 on my 25" scale guitars and thought it was great. Not too flappy or too stiff imo.


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Yes 11-54 for tension and tuning stability.
11-52 sounds GREAT, but not enough tension.

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Think my Carvin is 25" and I've played in drop C exclusively and have enjoyed 12-56 (a bit tough on the fingers, but really punches) 11-54 are awesome, 11-50 worked, 10-52 is what I think I currently have on there and I'm digging that too.

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I go Stringjoy custom:

String 1:
.0105

String 2:
.014

String 3:
.018p

String 4:
.026w

String 5:
.036

String 6:
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crankyrayhanky wrote:
I go Stringjoy custom:

String 1:
.0105

String 2:
.014

String 3:
.018p

String 4:
.026w

String 5:
.036

String 6:
.054


I like the wound G as well :thumbsup:

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I use 12-56 in my PRS. :)


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D'Addario EXL 115.

11-49. I like to bend my strings like gumby. Vibrato on point, easier to play and sounds great.

You will just have to try and see. Good thing about fixed bridge is you can buy 3 different gauge sets for $15 and not need to spend as much time on a setup. Just try a few and see what works for you.

There are also tension calculators online so you can plug in what you have now and then compare to the others. You can drop tuning and still get the same exact tension you have now (or very close) with different gauge.

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Been using 10 to 52 for years on dedicated drop c guitar. Al though with a light touch 10-46 works also

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11-54 or 52. Personally, I got used to 10-52 on a 7 string, as that is how it was set from the factory. In standard D tuning, the 10 is too flabby, so the 11 is just right.

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You can never have too much tension on a G string.


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52 in drop C slips too much for me. Not enough tension for my heavy right hand and feverishly fast tremelo picking.

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I use 11-49 for standard D tuning which feels great, so I guess 11-54 should do the trick when tuned down to drop-C.


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I typically just use 10-46 since I am normally in D and only drop the C sometimes, but I would probably try 10-52 if I was always in drop C. I actually just bought a set to try in C# tuning on a 25" guitar. I like light strings though.....


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