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post Jun 27 2012, 10:51 PM
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post Jun 28 2012, 04:13 AM
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How do thicker strings fit into the nut though ? like on my guitar the company said it was made for 10-46 gauge. And when I first bought it I put 11-52 on it. I found that they didn't fit into the nut very well and I dont think i could put thicker strings on if I wanted to.

That being said my favorite band is alter bridge and I know that they use a lot of different tunings.I know for certain because I have heard him say He likes to tune to what he calls open D, open B. So I want to get into some drop tuning but I am not sure if my guitar could even take a 60 gauge low E .


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post Jun 28 2012, 04:56 AM
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post Jun 28 2012, 08:53 PM
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You can buy a nut to fit thicker strings or simply shave off a little of the existing one until it fits, Be careful cause if it cracks your in bad shape!
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post Jun 29 2012, 07:55 PM
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Well If you are tuning lower than C all the time what about a baritone guitar ? I know PRS makes a Mike Mushok SE baritone for $670 new so if someone was to look hard enough you might be able to find a used one for $300 or so .


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post Jun 30 2012, 08:09 AM
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QUOTE (JesseJ @ Jun 29 2012, 06:55 PM) *
Well If you are tuning lower than C all the time what about a baritone guitar ? I know PRS makes a Mike Mushok SE baritone for $670 new so if someone was to look hard enough you might be able to find a used one for $300 or so .


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post Jun 30 2012, 09:08 AM
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post Jun 30 2012, 09:55 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jun 24 2012, 03:55 PM) *
Hey Dudes, I wrote a riff that require that I tune down to B standard if I want to get the full effect. What sort of gauge of strings should I be looking at ?

Bearing in mind, I'd still like to be able to play lead with it too. In standard tuning I use light strings, 9 - 42 so what would be the equivalent set to suit me for tuning to B standard ?

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I think you will be better off with 7 string guitar or baritone! You still can get away with using 9-42 but might feel weird!


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post Jul 13 2012, 04:28 PM
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So I guess if I want to detune to C, or B I would need to take my guitar into a music store and get them to either put a new nut in or make the slots in the current one wider ?


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