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Offline Jenn

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String Gauge
« on: April 30, 2018, 05:53:59 pm »
Hi all, I have heard that replacing 9 gauge strings with 10 gauge strings can be detrimental to your guitar. Can anyone shed some light on this question? I think I have heard somewhere before that it might be a bad idea, but I do have a set of 10 gauge strings just hanging around gathering dust.
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Re: String Gauge
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2018, 06:01:38 pm »

That's the short answer.

Why would it be 'detrimental' to your guitar? You might need to file the nut slots if you went from, say, 9s to 13s, but that's it.

All of my solid body electrics are strung with 10s, my semi-hollow has 11s and the bass has 40-100s. None of them have had the neck fold in half yet :)

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Re: String Gauge
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2018, 08:24:35 pm »
Shouldn’t be a problem at all, you could probably go to 12s with a bit of adjustment but 10’s should be a straight swap!
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