C Standard tuning with PRS Custom 24

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  1. macman241

    macman241 New Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with tunings like D standard or C standard with heavier gauge strings on a PRS Custom 24? I was thinking of drop tuning mine to C Standard in the future, and I was just wondering if anyone has anything to say about it.

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  2. sleary

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    I haven't personally put my cu24 in drop or standard c as I usually play in standard tuning. I know there are a lot of players out there that do it quite a lot. Just the usual setup is required really. I do have an se clint Lowrey in drop b and it holds up well .
     
  3. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    I have a PRS guitar set at Drop C. I use Elixir brand strings and for this tuning I use their 11 gauge. The bridge is a non-adjustable. It holds up fine and is properly intonated.
     
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    nosidamde Taco Flavored Kisses

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    I own a couple Morpheus Drop Tune pedals. Wouldn't gig without one. Give one of those a try instead?
     
  5. sleary

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    I just ordered a digitech drop today, will let you know how I like it whenever it gets here .
     
  6. maxtuna26

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    I can do D Standard on my SE Custom with 10-46s, but the slinkiness might not be what others might like... So maybe if you get it set up with 10-52s you'll be good for D standard, and 11-54 or heavier for C Standard.
     
  7. macman241

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    Thanks for all of the replies. About the Morpheus Drop tune pedal, thats more for something temporary. I would prefer to keep my guitar in C standard for a long time. About the strings, I was thinking of using 12-56. If there are many players that have dropped to C standard on a Custom 24, then I guess it won't be a problem if I do it as well :)

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  8. sleary

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    I was using 11's without a problem however 12's would give you a bit more chunk
     
  9. ChrisCst22

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    It won't a problem with a proper setup and nut filing. I would think 12-54 would be the way to go but could probably do 11-52 if your used to the tension from 9's.
     
  10. solacematt

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    Neat, someone who drop tunes :) I have my custom 24 set up for Standard D tuning and drop both E strings an additional full step to C but I have dropped it to Standard C, as well as Drop B and it plays perfect because I'm using 12 gauge strings with a proper setup. It doesn't sound muddy, no string floppage by any means.
     
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    vchizzle Birdman.

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    This.
     

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