D standard / Drop C string gauges for a Reverend Descent

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  1. StewRacing

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    I have a Reverend Descent Baritone for Drop A#. Thinking of buying another one for Drop C. The guitar just feels good. Maybe good enough to deal with the longer scale for Drop C when most would use a standard scale guitar. What would be a good set? 11-60, 12-60. Kind of thinking 10-52 would be a little light. I use 10-52 on Drop C# guitars. Anyone have any similar set ups? Thanks
     
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    http://www.stringtensionpro.com/SetBuilder?id=23
    I run .11-60 but that's because I like a decent amount of tension on my strings. You could probably get away with .10-56 if you have a light touch or prefer less tension, but I wouldn't go lower than that.
     
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    Do you have a Reverend or a different guitar? Thanks
     
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    Personally I use 13-56 for C-Standard tuning on a short scale guitar.

    So I'd say start with 10 - 52 for Drop-C on a long-scale and if that doesn't do it for you work your way down.
     
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    rx I drink water.

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    11-52. :)
     
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    11-56 about right for me
     
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    If it were me I'd try 10.5-54 first, if you like strings to be really tight, then I'd try 12-58 (or 59).
     
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    I use 11-56 on a 26.5 inch. I think they feel great
     
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    I also use 11-56 on 26.5 for D std and drop C. Really nice feeling. Not too heavy, but definitely not slinky
     
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    I am using 11-56 on my standard scale evh for drop c, which works smoothly, a lot of punch, not too thick for bendings.
    Wouldn't you need thicker string gauges for your scale length? idk ...
     
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    11-56.....
     

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