#1
If I put on my guitar a set of EB not even slinky 12-60 for drop B tuning then can I occasionally retune it back to E standard with such a heavy set of string without any problems ? or is there the possibility to damage the neck ? (as I assume : heavier string gauge = more string tension for the neck to withstand).
#2
Hmm I wouldn't, that's pretty intense. I'm sure you'd have to adjust everything.

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I wouldn't man, it will warp the shit out of your neck and you wont be able to bend at all.
#4
Not Even Slinky is 12-56, just sayin'. And no, there shouldn't be any issues. Jazz guys use 14s and 15s in standard, so that's a total non-issue. I usually use 11-56 for standard so no, it isn't an issue at all.
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I play in Drop B with 12-56, no issues at all. 11-54s work just as well, just a tad more slack.


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Shouldn't really be a problem other than the fact that the strings will be really really tight when you tune up to E standard from Drop B... that said, if you set it up for B it will be really off when you tune up to E (intonation and the likes) and if you leave it in E you're going to warp (up-bow) your neck pretty bad. Also, I doubt it is, but if your using a floating trem, don't even bother... it's not worth the hassle (but I doubt you are because I assume you have the common sense to know that's a really bad idea in the first place).
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Shouldn't really be a problem other than the fact that the strings will be really really tight when you tune up to E standard from Drop B... that said, if you set it up for B it will be really off when you tune up to E (intonation and the likes) and if you leave it in E you're going to warp (up-bow) your neck pretty bad. Also, I doubt it is, but if your using a floating trem, don't even bother... it's not worth the hassle (but I doubt you are because I assume you have the common sense to know that's a really bad idea in the first place).

No! No he is not! Jazz guys use sets around 14-60 with no issues at all, never mind that acoustics use 13-56 regularly in standard without issues.

Seriously, OP, it's a turn of the truss rod if the neck becomes too bowed. It's not a big issue.
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No! No he is not! Jazz guys use sets around 14-60 with no issues at all, never mind that acoustics use 13-56 regularly in standard without issues.

Seriously, OP, it's a turn of the truss rod if the neck becomes too bowed. It's not a big issue.


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#9
I use those 12-56s for B-flat on my 6 string, I tried to tune it to standard once and the high-e snapped.. It was an old string to be fair, it was in need of replacing.. but that's my experience.

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Just be careful with your Truss Rod.. If you're miles off a guitar technician like I am, just do tiny turns at a time, while I doubt you'd snap your neck if you cranked it wildly, it wouldn't do it any good haha.

Or just get a buddy who's done it before to do it, I ain't got the guts to do my own haha.
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No! No he is not! Jazz guys use sets around 14-60 with no issues at all, never mind that acoustics use 13-56 regularly in standard without issues.

Seriously, OP, it's a turn of the truss rod if the neck becomes too bowed. It's not a big issue.

I never said it was unfixable... I was simply stating that if he thinks he can just go from B to E standard with the same set of strings and make no adjustments he can't... if he leaves it, he'll up-bow his neck. Of course he can use thick strings. I use beefy slinkys in e standard every once in a while, but to say he can go back and forth without an issue "because jazz guys use heavy sets" isn't exactly true in the sense that he isn't going to have to reset half his guitar if he intends to leave it in one tuning for an extended period of time...
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Good luck getting a 60 up to E.

That's a pretty huge change. If you're going to be doing that often, I highly suggest you invest in a second guitar for alternate tunings. Even if it's just a beater, you'll be better off than putting that kind of stress on your neck so often.
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Good luck getting a 60 up to E.

That's a pretty huge change. If you're going to be doing that often, I highly suggest you invest in a second guitar for alternate tunings. Even if it's just a beater, you'll be better off than putting that kind of stress on your neck so often.


Yep, I'm beginning to think it's better to wait and buy some other guitar for alternate tunings when I'll have the money.
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Dude, try Dean Markley .012-.056. They come with a wound 3rd.

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