#1
So I'm in an absolutely foul mood now after restringing my Gibson.
It still had the stock 10-46's on it and was fairly overdue for a restring after they'd lost their tone a week or 2 ago.
I used a set of D'Addario XL 110 10-46's and after stretching them out and tuning them and everything, they're loose as all hell!
I played for about 20 minutes and just got so frustrated with them that I lost all motivation.

So what's wrong? Why're my NEW strings so loose? Could it be the 24.75" scale rather than the 25.5" that my Jackson has or what?

My long term plan has been to put some 11-54's on anyway since I play metal and I want more gain and tighter strings.
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#2
what tuning are you in ?
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#3
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what tuning are you in ?

Just Standard, otherwise I'd be using thicker gauges.
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are they ALL loose? sometimes when you change the strings on your guitar, SOME of the strings don't go all the way through. meaning, the ball ends get stuck somewhere inside the body and after a while they push through, thus providing extra "hidden" string and making them loose. hope this helps
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If you say you are in standard, I am not sure what the problem could be. Check your intonation at the bridge and check that your machine heads aren't loose. Otherwise, it couldbe a dodgy set of strings, but I'm stumped, since I can't see the situation.
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are they ALL loose? sometimes when you change the strings on your guitar, SOME of the strings don't go all the way through. meaning, the ball ends get stuck somewhere inside the body and after a while they push through, thus providing extra "hidden" string and making them loose. hope this helps

I don't think ANY Gibsons have string-thru bodies....
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If you say you are in standard, I am not sure what the problem could be. Check your intonation at the bridge and check that your machine heads aren't loose. Otherwise, it couldbe a dodgy set of strings, but I'm stumped, since I can't see the situation.

It wouldn't be the intonation or anything. I got it for Christmas and havn't touched anything, it was perfect when I got it and has been until tonight.
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Jackson JS30RR

Dunlop Crybaby Original
Boss Metal Zone
Digitech Screamin' Blues
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Marshall AVT100X


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I don't think ANY Gibsons have string-thru bodies....


woops hehe forgot about that....honestly, i can't think of anything else that could be wrong with it, except tuning posts. tug on the strings and make sure they really stay in place. maybe someone messed with the strings while you werent looking???
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