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some basic help

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Heckxx, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. Heckxx


    Nov 2, 2004
    Libertyville, IL
    allright, i dont really know much about this stuff, heh. I own an Ibanez SR-885 (5 string), i had the guitar initially setup and straightened with 45 gauge strings. But that was before i decided i was gonna change the tuning to drop C form(G,C,G,C,F). I get tons of fret buzz, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, as it gives me a korn-like sound. Ive done some minor adjusting myself with the bridge, raising the string levels because i couldn't play some of the notes on the first couples frets, the strings were that loose.

    So i was just wondering if there are any general red flags i should look out for. Because my bass is quite wacked right now, heh. And what would I have to go about to get thicker strings to get my guitar more normal-like?
  2. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    For drop C you want the heaviest strings you can get. Or get some high tension flatwounds such as Fender 9050s. You are looking for bridge cables here :D