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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-07-2006, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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String tension

Hello

I just put a set of 10-52 (drop C tuning) on my pgm

and that is way too much tension on it

should I use a different gauge??

Do any companies make a 10-50 gauge or something similar just slightly heavier than a normal set of 10s

thanks
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-07-2006, 07:15 PM
 
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Re: String tension

THere are tons of strings these days.
Try this link. 10-50

http://www.***************.com/produ...ies?sku=100448
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-07-2006, 07:17 PM
 
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Re: String tension

ok. that won't work. i will spell the word and you can fill in the missing letters.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-07-2006, 09:26 PM
 
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Re: String tension

If you find 10-52 in Drop C is too much tension, going with 10-50 isn't going to help much. Try dropping down to a set of 9-42s and see how that feels.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-08-2006, 02:40 PM
 
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Re: String tension

that low C will probably slap him in the face 'cause it'll be flopping around so much with 9-42. :-)
but that was my first reaction. Too much tension in Drop C??????
i wonder if the guitar just needs a setup. maybe the action is too high.
how 'bout a hybrid 9-46 gage??? that gage feels nice in e flat tuning with a drop D(D flat).
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