#1
Hey guys,

After restringing my friends acoustic today with Elixers, i'm kinda deciding to get Elixers cause of the long life and their more resistant to rust i guess.

I'm playing ernie ball 10 - 52's which i'm finding a bit light..

So my question is, would 10 - 68's fit in a strat's string nut thingo and would i able to tune to standard tuning ( because of the heavy gauge string .068)

2nd resort = Ernie Ball Titanium Coated Strings , 12 - 56

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#2
there's no way you will get a 68 gauge string into standard tuning, that's an insane amount of tension! and your nut would have to be re-slotted to fit the thicker string anyway
#3
Either you're tuning down to drop J or you've messed up your gauges, i had 12-52 Elixirs on my strat maybe thats what you mean?
(That was the "Heavy" set.

Elixirs Baritone set is 12-68.
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#4
no way in hell that would work
i tried it once b4 and the tremolo on the strat would be pulled down as if u were depressing, not to mention wat samlocke said, that theres a lot of tension and u have to re slot ur nut
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#5
Quote by soloXshredder
no way in hell that would work
i tried it once b4 and the tremolo on the strat would be pulled down as if u were depressing, not to mention wat samlocke said, that theres a lot of tension and u have to re slot ur nut

oh yeah forgot to mention that, there would not be enough springs to counteract the string tension
#6
Wow, thought so lol.
12-56's would work right?
Anyone have experience with Ernie Ball titanium coated strings yet?

EDIT
Forgot to mention i've blocked my tremolo
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#7
Quote by Quaned
Wow, thought so lol.
12-56's would work right?
Anyone have experience with Ernie Ball titanium coated strings yet?

12-56 in standard is still a hell of a lot of tension, you could try it but the truss rod and intonation would have to be adjusted, and the nut would still have to be re-slotted
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Quote by samlocke14
12-56 in standard is still a hell of a lot of tension, you could try it but the truss rod and intonation would have to be adjusted, and the nut would still have to be re-slotted


Hmm *tries anyway*
I used to have 9-42s, then blocked off my tremolo and put 10-52s on :/
Any other companies make long lasting/ anti rust strings?
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#9
12's would go onto an acoustic alright, you may have to recut the nut to cope with the thiccker strings. My 2 cents is that you should get the 11's on the top, 12's on the bottom custom gauge.

That's what I use on my acoustics.
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Quote by Quaned
Hmm *tries anyway*
I used to have 9-42s, then blocked off my tremolo and put 10-52s on :/
Any other companies make long lasting/ anti rust strings?


What's wrong with the Elixirs?
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Quote by azn_guitarist25
What's wrong with the Elixirs?


Nothing really, just asking if any other companies make long lasting strings etc.
I want to try 12-56's but elixir only makes 10-52s and 12-68s (heavy gauge)
So probably going to get Ernie Ball if i can find them or elixirs
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#13
Well Stevie Ray Vaughan for example used 12s or possibly even 13s on a strat but he had his guitar tuned down half a step. I have experimented with such things but in the end i went back to my 10s which really are the best fit for a strat (IMO). Now if you were to tune down half a step you would have to change to at least 11s but really in any other situation i think you should just be happy with your 10s
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