Because Ive never owned a 70s s100. Just thought Id check, with people more experienced.What makes you think they might not? The necks tended to be narrower in the 70's, but I can't think of any reason why they wouldn't work fine tuned to C standard. What does Kim Thayil tune to? He definitely downtunes his S300's.
?? I do believe you meant "lower tension", right?I play in D-standard, often with my lowest 2 strings dropped another step. Further, I play flat wounds with a wound third. The guitar handles the added tension and strange setup just fine. The whole trick is in the truss rod and setup.
Ah, got it, thanks!Not if he's using heavier gauges, like 99% of the drop tuners use.