#1
My guitar is a washburn x-series and I'm thinking about putting 11-54-gauge strings on and using a wound g, my question is if I get a tech to set everything up for e standard will I be able to switch between E and stuff as low as B without any problems?
#3
If you go all the way down to B your neck is going to flatten out heaps and it'll buzz pretty badly on the first few frets I would think. A better gauge for doing that would be 10-52, as you aren't dealing with as huge amounts of tension.
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#4
No.

Such big changes in tuning result in equally big changes in string-tension, which will screw up your neck-bow and intonation. Your guitar would play and sound like crap. You don't necessarily need a wound g for such low tunings btw, but I'd rather have a heavier low-e (or low-b, in your case), than a 54. I like 60 and up. Matter of taste though.

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#5
Yea it will work for E standard, but you are going to have problems with dropped tunings. That's just how guitars are.
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No.

Such big changes in tuning result in equally big changes in string-tension, which will screw up your neck-bow and intonation. Your guitar would play and sound like crap. You don't necessarily need a wound g for such low tunings btw, but I'd rather have a heavier low-e (or low-b, in your case), than a 54. I like 60 and up. Matter of taste though.

You need a second guitar, simple as.

A second guitar, or a 7-string guitar.
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#7
looks like a seven-string is probably the way to go then, thanks heaps for the heads up about the problems