Drop c on 27inch scale baritone 6 string

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  1. Djentlover666

    Djentlover666 Good case of the djents

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    I was just curious on thoughts or personal experiences with drop c or even drop b on a baritone 6 string. I am debating on getting either a 25.5 to 27 inch scale fan fret or a 27 inch scale baritone. The scale length isn't a concern I'm just curious about other peoples input. I'm used to longer scales, 26.5, 28, and 30 inch.
     
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    PunkBillCarson SS.org Regular

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    Well I don't know from personal experience, but I've heard that when you use longer scales for lower tunings, you can use lighter strings which results in more clarity.
     
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    Djentlover666 Good case of the djents

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    I was thinking about that as well. I don't know why but the 27.7 inch scale prs baritone comes with 13-68 tuned beadf#b. Which I would think would be tight as hell! I think 64 is tight for 28 and 30 inch scale. But I dont tune the 7th string any higher than A when using a 64.
     
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    Djentlover666 Good case of the djents

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    I was thinking of doing a set of 8-54 or 8-56. Just because a 56 is a pretty standard gauge for drop b or b standard on 25.5 inch scale.
     
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    goobaba SS.org Regular

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    11-56 string set for drop C is perfection on 25.5" imo. I would try a 10-52 set on a longer scale.
     
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    Jeff Banned from Reality

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    Yeah when I had my Mushok, I changed it out the 13-62. More manageable, still felt great.
     
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    vilk Very Regular

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    I use 13-62 for C standard on a Gibson scale. Seems like playing strings thicker than that on an even longer scale would be overkill.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I know James Hetfield, Robb Flynn, and Brad Delson all used baritone guitars when tuned to drop C or drop B (in Robb's case, in between). So it's definitely not unheard of. I feel like a 10 - 52 gauge would be good for drop C on a near-28'' scale guitar.
     
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    Same here with my 277. The 14-68 wasn't as extreme as I thought it would be, but it was still pretty stiff, moreso than 10s in standard on a 25.5". The 13-62 set feels much nicer, IMO.
     
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    Triple-J the Experimetalist

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    I recently got a great deal on the Ibanez RGDIR6M which is 26.5 scale and came tuned to D with a 10-46 set that's nice and tight in drop C and great in drop B if I up the gauges and while I tend to prefer the combination of light/medium strings and extended scales I believe that with a good setup you can do anything with a baritone/extended scale really.
     
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    Djentlover666 Good case of the djents

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    Idk why but I am fixated on either 25.5 or 27. Leaning way more towards the 27 inch scale. No particular reason just bc. I know dumb.
     

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