#1
Ok can someone explain to me what string guage is? and is the higher number thicker? or thinner

also, my guitar currently has 9-42 strings (what ever that means) and i just bought new strings that are 10-46 when i change to the new strings do i have to do anything differently to my guitar? or just change them as i normally would

also whats the lowest and highest tunning i can tune to with 10-46 strings

thankyou
Dean
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#2
Higher=thicker. You may have to make some truss rod adjustments and set up the intonation. You could probably go as low as 1 step down if you have a long scale guitar. I would never tune up though unless it's just a few strings to get to an open tuning.
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#3
oh ok thanks, how do i know if i have to make truss rod adjustments, and what are the consequences if i dont
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#4
Don't mess with the truss rod unless you have too and you probably don't.
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#5
ok sweet, thanks i wont play with it
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#6
If you ever do need to fiddle with your truss rod, NEVER do it yourself, you absolutely must take it to a professional, you easily destroy your guitar if you do not know what you are doing when adjusting the truss rod.
#7
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If you ever do need to fiddle with your truss rod, NEVER do it yourself, you absolutely must take it to a professional, you easily destroy your guitar if you do not know what you are doing when adjusting the truss rod.


Dude, I did it without ever having worked on my guitar about 3 years ago just by reading some stuff on projectguitar.com. It's not as hard as people make it out to be. Although if you do manage to **** up, it's a really expensive thing to fix.
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