Re: Thickest string that fits through bridge/nut (without filing)
The reason for my question:
I bought an RG652FX last summer with the intention of setting it up in B standard and installing D-Activators, primarily for death metal. I anticipate needing a string gauge in the region of 54-60 for the low B and assume this will require widening the slot (making it too wide for future use with lighter strings, without replacing the nut?).
It's currently in D standard with the stock Tone Zone & Air Norton and I'm now considering keeping this setup for doom and stoner metal, due to the Tone Zone's superior low-end and ease of switching between Eb/D/C tuning (compared to my other guitars, which all have floating trems and pickups with more of a high-end focus). This would mean getting another guitar to use in B standard.
I'm thinking that if I buy another RG (or perhaps RGD) for use in B standard, I may save myself hassle with the set-up if I get a model with a floating bridge, instead of fixed - due to the metal nut accommodating thicker strings without modification.