Drop

Strings for drop g

Strings for drop g

For reference, I like 9.5-56 to 10-58/60 on a 27 inch scale 7 string tuned from Drop A down to Drop G, so I'd probably recommend 12-64 or 13-70 for you. People need to stop being wusses, a low 80 should do the trick for G. Lee Malia did it on a Les Paul.

  1. Can you tune a 6 string to drop G?
  2. What size string is the G string?
  3. How do I tune my guitar to drop G?
  4. Are thicker strings better for drop tuning?

Can you tune a 6 string to drop G?

Think of only the 6-string tuning when going between 6- and 7-strings. On a 6-string guitar, you would start from A Standard and go down to Drop G; on a 7-string, you would start with D-Standard (with the 7-string tuned to an A, like between the top 2 strings) and go down to Drop G.

What size string is the G string?

Guitar String Gauges

SizeEG
Super Extra Light.008.015
Super Light.009.016
Light.010.017
Medium.011.018

How do I tune my guitar to drop G?

Start by tuning your low E down string down by four and a half steps to G. Next, tune A string down by three and a half steps to D. You'll also tune your D, G, B, and high E strings down three and a half steps -- bringing the tones down to G, C, E, and A respectively.

Are thicker strings better for drop tuning?

Thicker string are better for lower turnings because the extra tension provides a tighter and lessuddy sound when drop tuning.

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