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JS1000 w Heavy Gauge (13.) strings?

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Hey folks,

well, i love my white JS1000 and play it with pleasure. but since im jazzin more around (got also an archtop) and still able to bend strings and make a good vibrato technique with 13. (maybe 12.) gauge strings i would like to equip my JS1000 with those kind of strings. i just love the feelin of those fat strings, and also the sound. my question is (ok, i'll probably change the floyd rose to a fixed floyd, only have to find a dealer for that kind in germany): will the JS manage the bigger tension on the neck. is it in case kind of dangerous for the stability of the guitar? or is it simply a question of the bridge (e.g. a fixed floyd).

thank you,
... of course, afterwards i have to re-make the string-action.

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I would look into getting a JS1600 or a JS6 instead.

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