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post Mar 29 2010, 01:16 AM
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Hey GMC. I recently bought an Epiphone Goth SG (G-400), and I was considering getting some heavier stings, thick enough to tune to drop B for some Slipknot songs. My question is, do you think this guitar can handle this heavy of string gauge? And if so, which strings should I get?


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post Mar 29 2010, 02:42 AM
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I'm pretty sure any guitar can hold any type of strings besides bass gauge. I would recommend getting elixir strings. They may seem expensive costing around $11 but they last A LOT longer than normal strings. Your getting the bang for a buck with elixirs.


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post Mar 29 2010, 08:12 AM
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I guess it can, you'll probably need a 12-52 set to get that low, and a new set-up of action, intonation and possibly truss rod too.


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post Mar 29 2010, 09:23 AM
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Get some Ernie Ball strings, great strings and great sound smile.gif
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Ernie ball 12-56


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My vote goes for Ernie Ball as well - great sound, long lasting smile.gif


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post Mar 29 2010, 03:09 PM
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I vote for Ernie Ball strings too. I really like their price quality, gonna get some new for my bass actually tomorrow.


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post Mar 30 2010, 07:30 PM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Mar 29 2010, 09:12 AM) *
I guess it can, you'll probably need a 12-52 set to get that low, and a new set-up of action, intonation and possibly truss rod too.


+1 here, the guitar can surely handle thicker strings without problems, but you will for sure have to adjust the settings. About what strings you should pick, well, I would recommend that you keep using the same brand that you used so far, just thicker ones, if you have been happy with your brand there is no reason to change.


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Like everyone said, thicker strings like 12-52, or maybe even thicker bass ones + a setup is needed. It may be good to experiment a bit and see what you like the most, but as Marcus said, if you have something that works for you, that would be a good place to start.


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I tried Elixir strings and they really sound new for a longer time!


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