#1
I decided to move up to some 12s but they don't fit in the tuning posts.
im not sure what to do now so any help would be appreciated.
i have an ibanez sa220fm and the strings are elixir .012-.068s
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#2
12s wont fit in the tuning posts? are you sure?
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#3
.68 are huge strings... it wouldn't suprise me. Not much you can do really besides make it fit.
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#4
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12s wont fit in the tuning posts? are you sure?

yes, i tried and it wouldnt go in

i tried to "just make it fit" but i dont think itlll work..
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You are probably having problems with the strings sitting in the nut too.

i havent even got it in the tuning post...
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#8
the problem isnt getting it to stay in.
the problem is getting it in
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#10
if any of the unwound strings wont fit then youre pretty much screwed, but if its the wound strings that wont fit then you might try unwinding it a little bit
#11
how would i go about unwinding the strings without screwing them up too much?
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#12
As long as you dont kink or unwind any of the string that goes over the fretboard you'll be fine

grab a pair of pliers and just take the end of the string that doesnt have a ball and grab the area over the winding right near where it ends and pull.

Im no trying to be condescending, but have you never unwound a guitar string before
#13
ive never need to so i haven't
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#15
ive never unwound a string either...
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#16
well... now i feel stupid

the first time i ever changed the strings on my first guitar i unwound the old strings

either way, back to century's problem, will or did unwinding the strings make them fit into the posts?
#17
i was trying it out on my old strings and it did not go too well.
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#18
Bring it to the guitar store and get them to restring your guitar, you most likely have to refile the nut, and proabably replace the tuners. I would bring it to the store first before you mess up your guitar, you have to adjust the truss rod too.
#19
HEY lol

ive had this problem before. i use 14 -72s. yea pretty huge

There's either two things you can do. Either file out the inner of the tuner to fit the string. (done this about three times. no bad results so far.)

OR you can replace the tuner(s) with a baritone guitar tuner or a mini bass tuner
(go for the 1st before trying the 2nd because if the tuner were to break you'd be replacing it anyway)

A must do is change the nut because there's no way to get those thick strings to sit or intonate properly with a nut filled that low. Also get your guitar professionally set-up instead of doing the set-up yourself. You'll be thankful later.

btw unwinding strings usually isnt a smart thing..
Its made wound all the way for a reason..
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the problem is getting it in


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#21
lol despite the fact u completely made an obscene comment not regarding to the subject whatsoever. the was pretty damn funny