#1
Sorry I didn't know whether to post this in the tech or gear section but it seems more like a tech question.

Is it possible to run standard tuning with 13s?
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#2
Yes,
you can.
I'd buy a set or two though with it, just to play it safe and make sure you don't end up busting any string and then not have a fully functioning guitar.

Believe it or not,
I had a friend who had .17s in standard!
#3
it would, but i'm not sure how the strings would fit in the nut, and i think there'd be mad tension. i think you might have to file the grooves in the nut to compensate, but i could be wrong
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#4
Yeah, I've done it, and quite a few others have, mainly blues and jazz players. Just make sure the guitar is set up for it.
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#5
thanks. I'm on 12s right now so i shouldn't have to file too much. Where did your buddy find 17s? I'd love a pair of 14s but I can't even find any.
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#6
I don't know,
I'm pretty sure he bought them individually.

It was one of his crazy, "I build speed with my 17's" method.
#7
ahh lol. I'm not doing it to like skill up or anything. I played piano for a good number of years and i'm a lefty playing right hand guitar...so my fretting hand is like freakishly strong when i'm playing guitar. I always feel like I'm gonna tear the strings apart when I play 9's and 10's
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#8
Yeah,
His method does not work though.
At least not as well as mine hahahaha.
I'm twice as fast as him without sounding influid.
If you're interested in speed,
I could give you a few tips, but really don't try going up high gauges and then moving down lower ones, it just does not work.
#9
I'm definitely interested in speed. Right now I'm working on hammers pull-offs and bends. I can basically bend a whole step with my pink on all the strings excluding like the first couple of frets, so I thought i'd move up a gauge.
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