Custom 24 tuning question

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  1. Bfarmer

    Bfarmer New Member

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    Hi guys,
    Would a custom 24 with 85/15 or \m/ pickups be ok for drop c tuning? I would probably put 11's on it. Just curious if any of you guys had experience with this setup.
    Thanks!
     
  2. celtic757

    celtic757 New Member

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    Yes, just do a proper set up. Especially with the tremelo The Holcomb is a custom 24 and it's set up to drop c. You could do 10-52 gauge. I have the SE version and it's great.

    I have a McCarty with a \m/ in the bridge and an 85/15 in the neck. It's a sweet combo.
     
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  3. Bfarmer

    Bfarmer New Member

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    Cool. I was thinking of doing the exact same thing on the pickup configuration. That or the tremonti pickups.
     
  4. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Maple necks rock for drop tunings! Keeps things tight and snappy.
     
  5. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    I have Ms in my Mccarty for D tuning but we aren't doing any D material anymore. I have a set of 8515s gong in along with new 408 style switching. Will have it done this week.

    The Ms do very well tuned to D and drop C
     
  6. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    I normally don't like the HFS but it worked well detuned.
     
  7. Bfarmer

    Bfarmer New Member

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    Does the 408 handle drop tunings and heavy stuff very well?
     
  8. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    If you're directing that question to me, I can't say. I'm going to put 408 style switching in my McCarty along with 8515 pickups in the next week.

    M pickups are good for what you are referring to. Nice output with great note clarity and they resist muddiness. Very balanced pickups.

    I have two sets of M pickups. I'm keeping the uncovered ones but I think I'll sell my covered set.
     

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