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Old 04-10-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
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String sizes required to maintain same tension when down tuning further

6 string:

Right now I am tuned to C standard, running 56-12 not-even-slinkys.

If I were to tune down to B flat (1 step), what string sizes would I require to produce the same tension?


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Old 04-11-2012, 12:05 AM   #2
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13's would get you close enough... Although most sets are 13 - 56, so you're only really changing the higher strings.
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Calculate that for each -1 step u need +1 on highest string thickness.
9s for e, 10s for d, 11 for c...
or if u want it tighter 10s for e, 11s for d, 12s for c, 13 for Bb...
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