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post Nov 19 2008, 12:02 AM
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Hi All,

I just wanted to show off my new guitar: A Schecter Hellraiser C1 FR. This is the first guitar with a Floyd Rose I've ever owned, so I am sure I'll be asking questions in the future.

From the factory, it came with a pretty nice setup, however I'm sure it will need to be taken in once I figure out what configuration I'd like.

I'm thinking of keeping a tuning of a half step down. What string gauge would you guys recommend for this configuration? If I were to tune an entire step down, which gauge would be good for that as well?

I appreciate your comments and suggestions. ROCK ON!


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post Nov 19 2008, 12:14 AM
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Nice guitar man smile.gif If you are going to tune down just a 1/2 step, IMO, 9's are fine. Whole step down, go with a set of 10's..Once again, my opinion of course. If this is your first floating bridge guitar, it's a whole different animal changing tunings. With a little time and practice, you can have it in say 20min or so.. ohmy.gif smile.gif Yeah, it can be a pain.


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post Nov 19 2008, 12:23 AM
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post Nov 19 2008, 12:23 AM
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Damn nice guitar. For D-standard tuning I woul use at least .11 strings because they would feel like .10 size strings on standard tuning. If you prefer the more loose feel of .9 strings, use 10 for d-standard.

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post Nov 19 2008, 12:33 AM
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Beautiful guitar! You're going to like the Floyd. You can do anything with it and stay in tune. I would consider 10s if you're tuning down a half step, and 11s for a whole step. I use 10s in standard tuning and I find that my tone is a little fuller than with 09s. That's just my opinion. smile.gif
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post Nov 19 2008, 12:34 AM
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post Nov 19 2008, 01:26 AM
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After some research I decided to try the Elixir Custom Light strings (46-09).


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post Nov 19 2008, 02:42 AM
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QUOTE (unmarshal' @ Nov 18 2008, 07:26 PM) *
After some research I decided to try the Elixir Custom Light strings (46-09).


YESSSS!!!! they are the best strings in the world!!!!! good choice!


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post Nov 19 2008, 03:04 AM
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Really nice guitar!
I think I'd use the 9mm gauge for the down half-step tuning.


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post Nov 19 2008, 04:34 AM
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such a beautiful axe.. my next 1 is gunna be a schecter either a blackjack or im gunna order a custom shop as a graduating university present for myself smile.gif i wish you many great days with that beast! As for strings.. 10's are great for a half step down.. but its personal preferance.. 11's for more beef.. 09.s for less.. maybe try all 3 1 a time and descide which u liked best smile.gif


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post Nov 19 2008, 08:13 AM
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OOHHH AHHHH!! Nice one bro!

I'd recommend D'addario XL 10-52 straight 10-46 would work to.


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post Nov 19 2008, 11:11 AM
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10-46 is great for half step down...



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post Nov 19 2008, 11:16 AM
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QUOTE (g-forcelover @ Nov 19 2008, 01:42 AM) *
YESSSS!!!! they are the best strings in the world!!!!! good choice!

I would rather use copper wiring than Elixir strings laugh.gif


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post Nov 19 2008, 11:32 AM
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QUOTE (unmarshal' @ Nov 19 2008, 01:26 AM) *
After some research I decided to try the Elixir Custom Light strings (46-09).


Wise chocie, m8, you're gonna love those strings. ;)

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Congrats on the new guitar smile.gif My friend wants to buy a Schecter


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post Nov 19 2008, 11:55 AM
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QUOTE (unmarshal' @ Nov 19 2008, 12:02 AM) *
Hi All,

I just wanted to show off my new guitar: A Schecter Hellraiser C1 FR. This is the first guitar with a Floyd Rose I've ever owned, so I am sure I'll be asking questions in the future.

From the factory, it came with a pretty nice setup, however I'm sure it will need to be taken in once I figure out what configuration I'd like.

I'm thinking of keeping a tuning of a half step down. What string gauge would you guys recommend for this configuration? If I were to tune an entire step down, which gauge would be good for that as well?

I appreciate your comments and suggestions. ROCK ON!


10s are fine, but you'll have trouble setting up the floyd bridge with no experience.

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post Nov 19 2008, 02:12 PM
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I'm glad I'm not the only one that has a guitar at work.

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post Nov 19 2008, 02:18 PM
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Looks like a beast to me! Nice guitar!!


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post Nov 19 2008, 02:22 PM
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Congratulations mate, great piece of instrument smile.gif

I recommend hybrid 52-10 for tuning half step down.


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Cool axe, congrats!

Elixirs are awesome, you won't regret trying them, they last forever.


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