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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-01-2010, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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String Guage Question for my PGM100RE

On my gigging guitars I use 11-49s. Right now my PGM100RE is setup with 9-42s so I can't gig with it feeling and sounding unnatural to me. Anyone have any issues with setting up these style guitars with 11-49s? I'm sure it can handle it, just want to get some other opinions. Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-01-2010, 12:25 PM
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Re: String Guage Question for my PGM100RE

For some reason my PGM301 didn't take to moving up gauges (it's set up with 9's), but its maple neck was super tight and for some reason didn't act like it want to take up the slack of being adjusted...or maybe I just wasn't patient enough for the slack to take lol. Plus the Gotoh bridge was set up for perfection from the factory so readjusting it was a hassle.

On the 100RE, it's tremolo equipped so it should be super easy to move up gauges and adjust out the neck. Go for it.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-01-2010, 01:24 PM
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Re: String Guage Question for my PGM100RE

You could also go for 10-46s, intermediate solution.

That's what I've been using on all my JEMs and UVs with very good results, no problem, even with only three springs and a trem perfectly level.

For me it made a huge difference compared to the loose spaghetti feel of 9s and soemhow I also think that the overall stability of tuning and sound is way better with 10s than 9s.

More specifically to answer your question, I did put once some 11s on an Lo-Pro equipped guitar and actually it did require a fourth string as the trem was pushing too much upwards even with the screws screwd all the way in, but then again the springs were old ...

Bur defintaly one way or the other, 11s with new springs or with four springs should be NO problem to handle eith your PGM
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-01-2010, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Re: String Guage Question for my PGM100RE

Excellent. Thank you for your responses.
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