#1
Hi, im starting this thread because i wanted to ask if its posible to string a guitar with a set of D'addarios EXL115 Blues/Jazz set (.48 to .11) into a regular Fender Strat tuned to EADGBE, without breaking any of the strings due to the high tension of the tuning + the high gauge. Anyone uses a similar setup and would like to share the experience ?
#2
Sure, you can do it.

You should look to make sure the vibrato isn't being pulled out too much though, and after a day or two, check to see if the neck is holding up (IE, if you have to make changes).
#3
Quote by TheStratGod
Hi, im starting this thread because i wanted to ask if its posible to string a guitar with a set of D'addarios EXL115 Blues/Jazz set (.48 to .11) into a regular Fender Strat tuned to EADGBE, without breaking any of the strings due to the high tension of the tuning + the high gauge. Anyone uses a similar setup and would like to share the experience ?


You are only using it the way it's meant to be used. I play .012-.052 sets in standard tuning without a problem. Jazz or bluegrass players regularly use even higher gauges in standard tuning with no problems.
#4
The only thing you might have an issue with is binding at the nut. I know most nuts handle 9's or 10's in standard sets with no alteration. Not sure if 11's would be a problem or not...

Quote by Tinderwet
You are only using it the way it's meant to be used. I play .012-.052 sets in standard tuning without a problem. Jazz or bluegrass players regularly use even higher gauges in standard tuning with no problems.


...But apparently not
Last edited by Ratraisin at Jul 7, 2010,
#5
Quote by Ratraisin
The only thing you might have an issue with is binding at the nut. I know most nuts handle 9's or 10's in standard sets with no alteration. Not sure if 11's would be a problem or not...


...But apparently not


I of course opened up the nut slots and set the entire guitar up for that gauge. I would do that with .011s too.
#6
no you can do it. the trem/vibrato just makes it a pain in the ass but it's easily doable.
Prs se Holcomb is the answer
#7
Quote by Tinderwet
I of course opened up the nut slots and set the entire guitar up for that gauge. I would do that with .011s too.


That makes sense. Note to TS: You could crack yer nut if you don't follow Tinderwet's example.