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I always recommend going to someone that does this for a living but if you have experience and feel comfortable then go for it. The bottom line is if you don't increase the string size, then your chords have a tendency to go out of tune when you pick. Another tip is to go for a bit longer neck length as well. It helps in getting the proper tension on the strings. This can really make a difference to how well your guitar will stays in tune!
The neck of my guitar is 25 and a quarter inches. I usually buy a package of strings for a 7 string guitar, and just toss the high E string and use the rest. The gauge I have on now for this is:
Now we're going to tune the guitar to Drop C. This will be like tuning the guitar to D standard and then lowering the 6th string down a step from D to C. Here's what each string should be tuned to:
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