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I play heavy metal songs from bands such as Parkway Drive, Bring me the Horizon, Northlane etc. which play in A# guitar tuning.

What gauge strings are appropriate for that?

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marked as duplicate by slim, Dr Mayhem, luser droog, NReilingh Apr 1 '13 at 19:32

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Please define what you mean by "A# tuning". What are the pitches of each string? – user1044 Apr 1 '13 at 2:26
Drop A#, maybe? – NReilingh Apr 1 '13 at 3:09
The general answer for any tuning is here… so the question is effectively a duplicate. – slim Apr 1 '13 at 7:48
I agree with Slim - that is an excellent answer – Dr Mayhem Apr 1 '13 at 9:20

The best way is to experiment. I've never heard anyone play in A#/Bb as that is a tritone off standard tuning... that is, unless it is a baritone guitar OR 7 string, in which case you are just going a tone lower.

The general idea is this: As you lower the pitch you must use fatter strings.

You could get a 7-string pack of strings and use the lower 6 strings on a standard guitar and detune half a step down and this will get you in a Bb tuning.

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