#1
I'm wanting to put a light top/heavy bottom set of strings on my guitar. I like the stiffness of the bottom strings for tight rhythms, but I can solo better on the lighter gauge top strings. My guitar is set up with .10s... Will it need a completely new setup? Or only minor adjustments? Floyd rose, btw.
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#2
minor adjustments really if i'm not mistaken
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#3
Have it setup to be safe I'd say. It may not be necessary but it won't hurt the guitar, but not doing so and needing a new set up could hurt the guitar.
#4
I think the skinny top heavey bottoms are .10-.54, which is what I use on my LP in Eb Standard/Drop C#. I use regular .10s on my tele for standard tuning. the .10-.54s are amazing if you're into guns n' roses and stuff similar.
#5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1c-7-VMY_w since you have a floyd you'll need to adjust the spring tension but no need to pay someone else to do it, just follow that video and you'll be fine
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#8
Thanks for the vids, but I know how to do a floyd setup guys. haha But my question has been answered.
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#9
1. Tighten the springs
2. Tighten the truss rod (very slightly)
3. ???
4. Profit!

Seriously, there is no reason to take it in to get set up if you already know how to do all of that stuff
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#10
The chances are great the only adjustment needed will be the trem springs.
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#11
I'd get it set up. When I bought my SG, I replaced the stock strings with 12-54's, and ended up snapping off the edge of my nut. The bridge should be OK, but have someone open up the nut a little bit so you don't end up spending $60 more. OR buy a set of nut file so that when you buy your next guitar, you don't have to pay for someone to do it. I heven't found a good set yet, but I'm gonna keep looking. I'll let you know when I get some.
#12
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1. Tighten the springs
2. Tighten the truss rod (very slightly)
3. ???
4. Profit!

Seriously, there is no reason to take it in to get set up if you already know how to do all of that stuff

You should never just go around telling someone to tighten their truss rod without knowing what issue they're having with their guitar.

Honestly... some people.

#13
You should never just go around telling someone to tighten their truss rod without knowing what issue they're having with their guitar.

Honestly... some people.


When you have tighter strings, it's generally a good idea to tighten the truss rod, to avoid future problems, but whatever
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#14
My Jackson has a Floyd Rose and I use Ernie Ball 10-52 Skinny Top Heavy Bottoms. At most you will need to adjust the springs in the back of your guitar, that takes about 10 minutes, enough mechanical prowess to turn a screwdriver, and isn't worth paying a tech $40.

Some very uninformed people are posting here. You won't break a nut, this is possible on a cheap Epi plastic nut, maybe even a bone nut. But the nut on your FR is a locking nut, made out of metal. It won't break.
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#15
you will definitively have to increase the spring-tension, because you use thicker bass-stings. but thats all, this is not a huge issue, no need to take it to your guitar shop or so if you have some patience... well perhaps you need minor truss-adjustments if the neck bends because of the increased string but this is not necessary the difference between a usual .10 set and the heavybottom is not that huge (ive switched from usual to heavybottom with a floyd-rose guitar, it was not that huge issue if you understand the basics of setting it up)