I think 11's would kill the little guy's fingers.
Yeah, that's what I'm afraid of as well, but a couple of google search results point to the fact that because of the shorter scale length, they would be "softer" (i.e., not under as much tension) when tuned to E. That was the main reason I asked to see if anyone had experience with short scale guitars.
I thought these short scale Strats and the like we're supposed to be tuned higher than E standard to ensure the strings aren't too loose. Tune it higher and see how it is.
That was another suggestion. What I could find on other forums were the suggestion to tune them to G or A. It is definitely better when I tune it to A. I was hoping to keep it in standard E though.
Originally Posted by GUITARMAGEDDON
if they are new strings, maybe they aren't stretched and thats why it goes out of tune. Tune the E, do a big bend and then tune again, repeat until it doesn't go out. if it never ends, then yeah, I d say the tuners are worthless.
I thought about that and stretched the strings quite a lot when I first got it, but I'm pretty sure the tuners are crap. They are 6-on-a-plate open gear tuners. In fact, on the low E string, there is a quarter turn of a dead zone before the peg gear starts turning
. so I figured better to change them anyway.
I've found an "economy tuner set"
from Stew Mac. with the shipping, they'll cost as much as I paid for the guitar