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Heavier strings and down-tuning.. (Read 237 times)
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Heavier strings and down-tuning..
« on: 12/09/06 at 7:29pm »
 
I noticed that it is logically impossible to get a clean note of the 6th string (Low E) when down-tuning your guitar even one step down using a string gauge thinner than .46 at least..
 
So what i am suffering from now..is that i have those GHS (0.9-0.42) that came with the guitar as a factory setting..
 
These are the worst strings i've ever played on..the buzz on one step down like an earthquake!
 
I usually tune to D or C..
 
So i am planning on getting my good old D'addario XLS (0.11-0.52) and ripping those weakass strings off my new guitar..
 
I already have enough relief in the neck and i did setup the truss rod and the bridge's action by myself after i read about them on ESP's website.
 
So tell me..is it natural that those super light (0.42s) buzz on the 6th string (Low E)?
 
To consider even getting the new strings today..cause i don't stand playing Thrash or Death Metal on the standard tuning!
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Re: Heavier strings and down-tuning..
« Reply #1 - on: 12/09/06 at 8:08pm »
 
no it's not normal for the strings to be buzzing. I would advise using heavier strings when tuning down below D, but it's not normal that the strings are buzzing.
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Re: Heavier strings and down-tuning..
« Reply #2 - on: 12/09/06 at 8:21pm »
 
They the so thin that they vibrate so much man..they vibrate in an eleptical motion hitting the frets because strings become more loose as you down tune..
 
I've searched this..and yeah most people who use a tuning heavier that standard use heavier strings than those super light (0.09-0.42)
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Re: Heavier strings and down-tuning..
« Reply #3 - on: 12/10/06 at 5:54am »
 
I just hate having to down tune....the E just loses intonation even when u're using 11s -as i'm-, you have to play very delicately and not hit with force -which goes gainst the style u down tune for-, very frustrating.
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Re: Heavier strings and down-tuning..
« Reply #4 - on: 12/11/06 at 6:25pm »
 
U need to work out the bridge set up precisely OR get a 7 string. If u need help contact me .
P.S I play ONLY standard D tuning , and I have no problem whatsoever.
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