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Suggestions on a second guitar.. lefty

zmlj19

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Apparently you really need to lock a syn gates custom in to a specific tone. Suggestions on a second guitar I can drop down into C# standard, $500 range, lefty.
 
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Jesse Salmons

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Honestly any guitar can handle low tunings if proper string gauge, and setup are maintained! But i digress.

Schecter makes great budget guitars that can drop low but so does epiphone. My epi snow falcon is in C standard all the time and sounds great!
The omen series from schecter is affordable and great quality
Les pauls, Explorers, and V’s are also great candidates and can handle the low chugging as long as you have a proper setup.

Video for example of sound:

What strings to use for what tunings:
 
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    I have a Schecter C-1 in that tuning now, which is where she stays most of the time, and I've had zero issues ! You can find a lot on Reverb for fairly cheap in near mint condition.
     

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    The first question you gotta ask yourself. Are you looking for a different sound. Or an improved sound? Are you looking to upgrade or try something new? Ideally the answer will push you in many different directions.
     
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    zmlj19

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    I just bought my syn gates custom s. So I'll keep that in E and D, looking for a 6 or 7 for C#. I don't want to f with the tuning on my primary or change the strings. Shit takes too much time or it seems to.
     
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    Jesse Salmons

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    I just bought my syn gates custom s. So I'll keep that in E and D, looking for a 6 or 7 for C#. I don't want to f with the tuning on my primary or change the strings. Shit takes too much time or it seems to.
    I understand changing tunings on a floyd rose sucks lol but the more experience you get with it the quicker you’ll become at doing string changes and other maintenance
     

    zmlj19

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    I don't want to do string changes to play different songs that interest me. My profile is I want to practice for a little while, then play something that I've heard while working that I want to try, for instance I wanted to play animals by Architects in C#, tomorrow I might want to try the beginning notes of an A7X song, etc. It keeps me focused and motivated. I can't sit and do strum and chords for more than an hour, my mind loses focus. So I'll probably pay a little extra to get a few guitars set in place. 🤷
     

    Ryan Vega

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    I don't want to do string changes to play different songs that interest me. My profile is I want to practice for a little while, then play something that I've heard while working that I want to try, for instance I wanted to play animals by Architects in C#, tomorrow I might want to try the beginning notes of an A7X song, etc. It keeps me focused and motivated. I can't sit and do strum and chords for more than an hour, my mind loses focus. So I'll probably pay a little extra to get a few guitars set in place. 🤷
    when you get that new guitar it'll also be in standard tho, just take it to your local guitar shop and ask them to set it up to the tuning you want, they'll treat you right ;)
     

    Kim

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    I use my epiphone les paul for lower tunings, C works fine on it
     
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