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Strings so heavy they have to print a warning on the package.
Designed specifically for alternative tunings such as Drop D, Drop C and Drop C#, Cleartone Monster Heavy sets feature heavier gauge strings for that extra tension you need. At one micron thin, the "No Feel Coating" EMP Treatment is then applied to all 6 strings to ensure longest tonal life without compromises. Monster Heavy Series are heavy duty, but with 3-5 times the lifespan.
CLEARTONE GENERAL WARNING: This set is capable of damaging your instrument. Consult your guitar repair professional before using. Tune low E string to A, tune other 5 strings to B standard.
Because Cleartone knows you're not like everyone else. Neither is the Monster Heavy Series.
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Comments about Cleartone Monster Heavy Series Drop A Nickel Plated Strings:
These 14-80 gauge strings are a regular scale length set of strings specifically designed for tuning down to Drop A. These bad boys are so heavy you need to drill the machine head on the 6th string to fit the low A string on. I took my LTD AX400 to my guitar repairman to have it set up for these strings. The guitar has set thru construction with string through body bridge, two EMG active 81's which I ran through my hi gain Blackstar HT Club 40. The results were a little disappointing.
The Low A (80!) is so huge it doesn't sustain. My repairman advised this is because there is not enough distance between the lower frets and the bridge. Playing any frets after the 6th fret is a waste of time. The notes fade out almost immediately. Even hitting the open string fades out fairly quickly. It is impossible to play power cords and keep them in tune.
If you want to play extremely fast totally palm muted death metal, the string can handle that pretty well. The tension is good at the low tuning and can withstand a hell of beating (heavy picking), that however is it's only advantage.
The strings seem to be very quiet which is also a let down. The other five strings sustain relatively well, they also have ideal tension.
If anyone out there would like to play in Drop A I would suggest having a thick gauge (something like 13-60) but not this thick, it just doesn't work.
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