#1
my friend insists that putting 12 gauge strings on a guitar and tuning to standard will snap its neck without proper setup, true? or false?
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#2
No it wont snap the neck, but it will need setting up properly.




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#3
It would take quite a force to snap the neck. Strings wont do that, but the guitar will probobly need to be adjusted to play well with thicker strings.
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#4
it wont play as well. itll be harder to play, but the neck will be fine. ever tried bending that thing?
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#5
If it was true then they probably wouldnt sell .13s at music stores. And considering SRV used .13 on his guitar and he beat the crap out his guitar for years no wont be an issue.
#6
Just set it up yourself (Its not hard) and it will be fine.
The worst that can happen is a tad bit of neck warping, and most likely a ton of fret-buzz.
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Just set it up yourself (Its not hard) and it will be fine.
The worst that can happen is a tad bit of neck warping, and most likely a ton of fret-buzz.


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#8
Will it hurt your guitar? not at all

Will you need to adjust your truss rod a little? maybe, depending on how much the change in gauge affects the neck, but i promise you, it wont harm the neck
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