String sizes required to maintain same tension when down tuning further

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  1. morrowcosom

    morrowcosom SS.org Regular

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    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. potatohead

    potatohead SS.org Regular

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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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