Question about B standard tuning (B-E-A-D-F#-B)
Which gauge is best for detuning this low? My Schechter has a locking nut and a floyd rose if this makes any difference.
I'm no expert, but let's apply a little logic....say for argument's sake you use 9's on standard EADGBE tuning. Basically, you're moving the bottom five strings - EADGBx - to the top five strings in the new tuning...xEADF#B, so you'd have an 11 on the top string....and the new bottom string (B) would have to be a lot lower than the old E string.
So you'd have to go down at least two gauges - 9's to 11's, 10's to 12's, etc. You may want to go even lower than that - SRV for instance used 15's, although he downtuned as well.
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To keep similar tension in your strings, you'd have to go down to a set of 12-54s or 11-54s, assuming that you are currently using 9-42s.