#1
i bought some heavy gauge strings for my guitar, 54 top, 11 bottom, and i noticed after i put them on my guitar, the 54 e string doesnt fit in nut right, what can i do to make it fit in?
cheers
#4
You can cause some serious issues if you try to alter your nut. I would take it to a repair shop and let them do it (cheap cost-around 20-30) then if they mess it up they fix it. Repairing a nut or replacing will cost you at least $100
Plus the repair shop will give a good tuning with it

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#5
One other thing, If you went up drastically in your string gauge you will need the intonation adjusted. There will be way too much "bow" in the neck with the pull

ESP LTD RZK-600
4 Custom Strats
1 Custom Soloist (Warmoth)
1 Custom Telecaster (Warmoth)
2007 Jimmie Vaughan Sig Strat

Callaham Hardware & Bridges
Fender Custom Shop 69's
Dimarzio Breed Pickups

Blues Junior Amp
BlackStar HT Club 40 Amp
#7
I would, they could also adjust the intonation for you with the heavier strings. After they initially set it up then you can take care of it from then on. (Unless you go back to smaller strings which then you will need a new nut) It will be too loose for the smaller strings

ESP LTD RZK-600
4 Custom Strats
1 Custom Soloist (Warmoth)
1 Custom Telecaster (Warmoth)
2007 Jimmie Vaughan Sig Strat

Callaham Hardware & Bridges
Fender Custom Shop 69's
Dimarzio Breed Pickups

Blues Junior Amp
BlackStar HT Club 40 Amp