#1
Is there anything I would have to do to the setup of my guitar? Also, the low E string won't fit in the nut, it's HUGE. O_O Do I just have to file the nut slot a bit?


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#2
You can file, but be extremely careful or you'll get some unwanted vibration.

Alternatively you could order a graphite nut thats the right size.

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#3
I use .11's but im unsure because i bought my guitar ages ago, and it was set to .10s. when i moved up I had also put on a new nut (graphtech) and a new tune-o-matic bridge. I found my intonation was fine and didn't have any issues so i didn't need to do any adjustments to the truss rod.
#4
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Problem is, im kinda too broke to buy a graphite nut

Wait, before i go a start filing, do the string have to be touching the bottom of the slot, or can they be kinda resting in it?

Sorry, I sound like a noob XD first time switching gauges.


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#5
if you file the nut
you need to LIGHTLY brush the cut with an upward slope , up to the board.
maybe one pass, or two.

go too low and you need a new nut.

if you do just enough, you might be able to go back to 10s again one day.
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#6
What do you mean by lighly brush the cut with an upward slope, toward the board?


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#7
with a file (or toothpick wrapped in light sandpaper)

lightly brush or i guess wipe the file thru the nut cut one time to make the cut wide enough for the string.

but in doing this know, that there is a natural shape to the nut cut that you must follow.
it's an upward slope that's higher on the fretboard side of the guitar.
and if you file that too low, then you'll get buzz and you'll need a new nut.

also, if you try to go back to 10s, you might get buzz.

so if you want the 11's then you need to file the cut, but just the smallest amount.
Jenneh

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#8
Ok, thanks.
Now, i've come across another problem. It's nearly impossible to tighten the strings, due to the fact the the Low E string only goes into the tuning peg about 3 inches or so. Now what? O_o


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#9
do you mean that the 11's doesnt fit thru the hole in the low E tuner?
even once?
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#10
No, what I mean is that i can get the low E string through the Low E tuner hole, but only about 3 inches, and its hard as hell to tighten.


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#11
well you need about 3 inches slack for a few good winds around the tuner,

so if you clipped off the excess string, measuring 3 inches past the tuner then clipping,
then slipped that end in thru the hole, barely poking out the other end, and turned the tuning peg to pick up the slack, there shouldnt be a problem.

http://www.elixirstrings.com/products/howtostring_electricstandard.html
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#13
Ill try and give a different wording:

If the string fits through the tuning hole, then only a small amount of the string actually has to go through it. Just be sure to leave enough slack so when you start to put tension on the string theres enough string to go around the tuner about 3 times, otherwise the string can slip and move and your tuning goes bad quickly.

I am really just repeating the information here, but trying it in a different way.
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#14
I've actually got something to say about the playing. When you first move up, it is hard to bend, but later it becomes easier. The strings do begin to hurt after thy get old, so change them regularly.
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#15
Ok, what if theres so much slack, i have to wrap it around the peg about 10 times to get the slack reduced about 75%?


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#16
Then cut off some more and thread the end through the tuning peg, it should be of uniform shape through its length. Strings are meant to be anyway

Three is about right, some say as long as you have a wrap above and a wrap below the hole your good, no harm in three though. You dont want loads around though, mainly as it looks messy and id be afraid of it unravelling
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#17
just tighten till it's tight dude i've never had a problem with strings
#18
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Ok, what if theres so much slack, i have to wrap it around the peg about 10 times to get the slack reduced about 75%?


then you didnt click the link.

i'm telling you that you dont string up a guitar doing that.

i'm saying you leave only 3 inches because you only need 3 wraps.

click the link in my other thread
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#20
I went from 10's to 11's on my Ibanez RG1570 and had to add another spring