There are some threads about this already, but all seemed obsolete. I'm about to do my first ever string change on a Schecter Stiletto Custom and dear I say it, we play in drop C tuning. I guess the originals are EB extra long slinkies 045-105. I am not willing to go much thicker because I kinda like the feel I have at the moment. Even the sound was ok. The C is not perfect, but still doable so maybe 110 or 115 maximum. I don't like really thick cables and the sound is not consistent with such a setup on the basses I've tried. I've heard a great deal about Markley Blue Steels especially for rock and metal, but again I'm new to bass so maybe someone knows better with maybe a similar axe or tuning.