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    Noob question about guitars with longer scale lengths

    I'm learning some stuff in metal rhythm that is tuned to drop c#. My guitar is an Epiphone Les Paul with a 24" scale. My strings are DR 10-46's and have noticed that the guitar still sounds a little flabby with this tuning. I really like the drop c# tuning and want to stick with it. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm thinking a guitar with a longer scale length would be better suited for this type of tuning. I would like to maybe get something a little nicer than the Epi but not real high dollar. Can you guys point me in the right direction as far as a guitar that would be better suited for this tuning and metal rhythm (Killswitch Engage type stuff). Thanks for any help.

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    You should be fine with that guitar, just get yourself some heavier strings.
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    Heavier strings will get you the tension you want without spending big bucks on a new guitar. For what it's worth I used to use 13-62s in that tuning, but I don't know anybody else in their right mind who would do the same.

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    Strings such as 11's, 12's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteywgun View Post
    Strings such as 11's, 12's?
    12s should do you well.

    Edit: Try to find a 12-56 (or higher) pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnF View Post
    12s should do you well.

    Edit: Try to find a 12-56 (or higher) pack.
    Ok, I'll try that first. Thanks man

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    what a silly tuning. drop anything is lame. but why on earth would you choose c# seemingly out of a hat?


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