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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-07-2007, 02:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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not even slinky on rg770, too heavy?

I've been considering stringing my 770 with not even slinkys which is a 12-56 set. I've looked up some stuff and people are talking about modifying the nut to accomodate the larger size and that too heavy gauge warps the neck. I dont know how much is true but rest assured I'll get as much information as I can befor I do anything so I figured you guys would have some answers to point me in the right direction. Any information would be helpful and thanks in advance.

Edit: Sorry, should've checked the setup page. Pretty much just says I'll have to add a spring or 2. Now I gotta track some of those down lol

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Re: not even slinky on rg770, too heavy?

Against the advice of many, i strung my 1991 RG550 with .011s and kept it that way for many years.

The heavier strings did take their toll on the neck, but over a long period of time.

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Re: not even slinky on rg770, too heavy?

Hmm. . . that worries me, cause it's a RG770DXLB that my father had given and I really dont want to see anything happen to it

Just wondering kenny what spring configuration did you use (arrow or straight pull) cause the page says that straight pull has a more even pull on the strings.

Keep in mind I play in C tuning (CGCFAD)so it wont have standard tuning tension :P I wouldnt put any neck through that.

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Re: not even slinky on rg770, too heavy?

I had 12's on one of my guitars a few years ago. Very impracticle, these guitars just weren't designed for it.

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Re: not even slinky on rg770, too heavy?

i believe it was triangle...but i don't have a clear recollection. If you're tuning down that far, there should be significantly less tension on the neck and you'll probably be okay. Extra springs aren't a bad idea, but they'll make your whammy bar VERY stiff. (get your mids out of the gutter!)
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Re: not even slinky on rg770, too heavy?

I wouldn't but then again I wouldn't tune to drop C either.
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Re: not even slinky on rg770, too heavy?

BTW I dont scoop my mids, I just like the darker notes I can get with C tuning. I 've been wanting to try not even slinkys cause I've been wanting some tighter strings for C tuning cause beefy slinkys still gave me some fret buzz. Then I heard about petrucci using them for C and it sealed the deal for me. Hope they turn out halfway decent.
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Re: not even slinky on rg770, too heavy?

He tunes to C standard not Drop C, that's as much difference as E standard and Drop C.
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Re: not even slinky on rg770, too heavy?

Actually it is drop c isnt it? Wouldnt CFADGC be C standard?

Nm, you mean petrucci.

From the ernie ball site:

With his signature Music Man guitar in hand, Petrucci compares the Not
Even Slinkys to a set of lighter gauge strings while in Drop C tuning (C-G-C-F-A-D).

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Re: not even slinky on rg770, too heavy?

That is drop C tuning.

I play my hardtails with the "Skinny Tops Heavy Bottom" Slinky's (10, 13, 17, 30, 42, 52).

With the mix of string gauges this way you can still get the low notes of the drop tuning and still have usable higher strings without the strings getting too "flabby" as they do from regular 9's or 10's. I wouldn't get any heavier on gauges than that on a trem guitar. Again, I use these on fixed type bridges rather than trem equiped guitars.

Ibanez states 9's are what the guitars and trems are designed for so I wouldn't stray too far from their design for safety reasons.
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Re: not even slinky on rg770, too heavy?

Can you confirm exactly which tuning you want to use? If so, I can tell you the exact gauges to make up a set which won't negatively affect the guitar. If you are using CGCFAD I''d stay away from the Ernie Ball set you suggested in the first post and put together a set from single strings (which is what I do myself to get the tension just about perfect).
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Re: not even slinky on rg770, too heavy?

I play in CGCFAD

I'm wanting a relatively tight set of strings cause I cant alternate pick top string worth a damn on any of the other sets I've used. I could still be very noobish but I think gauge has alot to do with it for me. Use to use beefy slinkys on my fixed bridge and still got some buzz after setting it up.
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You'd be better off learning to play properly, just my opinion.
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Re: not even slinky on rg770, too heavy?

Dee, that is the best solution to having what he needs but if he goes thru strings fairly quickly (like I do) that would get fairly expensive to buy singles. To put together a set from singles is around $10 here and buying strings in bulk boxes gets my price down to under $3 a set.

I go thru strings way too quickly to buy them any other way than bulk (25-35 sets at a time). I just restrung 4 guitars last week and I have 2 more to do this week. I'm sure I'll have 2-3 to restring next week. It's never ending.
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Re: not even slinky on rg770, too heavy?

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Use to use beefy slinkys on my fixed bridge and still got some buzz after setting it up.
If you had a buzz, you still needed more adjustments in your set up, raise the action. Zero buzz is optimal and any buzz kills sustain and tone.
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