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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-12-2009, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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im getting an rg750 very soon and im planning to replace the strings as soon as i get it. im thinking about daddario 11-52 or dean markley 11-52 gauge. I will be playing in standard gauge frequently. is this too much for the neck? will i break it?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-12-2009, 07:38 PM
 
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Re: 11 gauge on wizard neck

You won't break the neck, just make sure you have enough springs for the trem!
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Re: 11 gauge on wizard neck

I use Ernie ball 0.11 - 0.54 on my S540, It won't break.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-12-2009, 08:27 PM
 
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Re: 11 gauge on wizard neck

hey be careful, not so much for the neck but for the trem posts.
i had a rg350 and was running some bigger strings (11s and 12s). the added tension required caused the studs to pull forward and crack the wood. It was fixed once but even with 9s the wood that the posts are mounted in re-cracked and is now toast.
i think ibanez recommends only using light gauge strings too. and rgs aren't really big strings imho
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Re: 11 gauge on wizard neck

ok thanks for the replies!
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hey be careful, not so much for the neck but for the trem posts.
i had a rg350 and was running some bigger strings (11s and 12s). the added tension required caused the studs to pull forward and crack the wood. It was fixed once but even with 9s the wood that the posts are mounted in re-cracked and is now toast.
i think ibanez recommends only using light gauge strings too. and rgs aren't really big strings imho
The reason why I hate basswood. Anything that's so soft it can be scratched/dented with a finger nail has no business in becoming a guitar!
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The reason why I hate basswood. Anything that's so soft it can be scratched/dented with a finger nail has no business in becoming a guitar!
THats your opinion. i repsect that. however i prefere basswood cuz its not too bright (Alder) or not too muddy (mahogany). but you are right, basswood is quite fragile.
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Re: 11 gauge on wizard neck

If you're worried about damage to the guitar you might want to try light tops heavy bottoms, eg 10-52. I'm not sure how well that would save the trem post on the bass side though.

From my experience, the bass strings are usually not tight enough, and the high e and g strings are usually really tight in comparison, so that kind of string gauge works better for me personally. I mean, why would you want such tight treble strings to begin with, unless all you play are chords? I wish they made the b string slightly bigger though.
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If you're worried about damage to the guitar you might want to try light tops heavy bottoms, eg 10-52. I'm not sure how well that would save the trem post on the bass side though.

From my experience, the bass strings are usually not tight enough, and the high e and g strings are usually really tight in comparison, so that kind of string gauge works better for me personally. I mean, why would you want such tight treble strings to begin with, unless all you play are chords? I wish they made the b string slightly bigger though.
i have played 10-48 once before. strangely i felt like there wasnt enough tension.

i also like the sound of heavier gauges, it soundes so much thicker.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-14-2009, 06:11 AM
 
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Re: 11 gauge on wizard neck

the most important thing is not the gauge, but the tuning. if you have 11-52 and tune to С, then no probs? I have 10-52 on all my guitars, Gibson and Ibanez, but I tune semitone down + drop the 6th string to C#. seems to work okay, though it needed an extra spring.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-14-2009, 12:45 PM
 
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Re: 11 gauge on wizard neck

he said he was in standard, and obviously if you tune down town there is going to be less stress on the guitar.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-16-2009, 10:24 AM
 
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Re: 11 gauge on wizard neck

I have D'Addario .11-.49s on:

2001 RG 570 - Edge
2009 RG 1550 - Edge Pro
1985 Roadstar II - Edge

all in E, all w/4 springs on the trem - I would not worry too much about he posts unless you have one of the lesser trems or unless you plan on yanking the bar on a routine basis

go for it!!!
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