#1
I was thinking about putting on .013-.056 acoustic guitar strings on my Taylor T5 and I was wondering how that would work out.

Important note: I have my guitar tuned 1 whole step down (D)


What do you guys think? Would it perhaps make the strings too hard and limit the soloing ability? I want to have a neat acoustic sound aswell as nice electrics.

The strings I'm using at the moment, which is the standard for the T5, is Elixir .011, has a very lame sound when playing chords (mainly because I have my guitar tuned down I guess).

I should probably add that this is mainy for guitar slapping purpose. But I believe not many of you are specialized in that so you can exclude.

Thanks in advance!
Last edited by Visual382 at May 5, 2013,
#3
Strings are cheap. Buy them and try them, nobody can tell you what will work for you.
#4
I have an important gig coming up so I don't have the time to test around. Kinda sucks
#5
I'm sure that'd work. I don't see why not. Do you feel your Elixir 11s are too light for you? If so then going to a 12 or 13 set will work nicely.
"Air created the greenness. And once you've got something, that leads to otherness." - Karl Pilkington.
#6
Yes, too light. Chords sounds really bad. :/

I just spoke to a guitarpro on the phone and he said it'd work perfectly. So I'll try it!

Thanks guys
#7
Haha "guitarpro". Whatever works for you buddy.

In all seriousness, if you find the 13s are too thick, go to a 12-54 set. Nice balance in the middle. You said something about no wanting soloing to be too difficult. Something to keep in mind. But definitely try the 13-56 first
"Air created the greenness. And once you've got something, that leads to otherness." - Karl Pilkington.
#8
He's speecialized in guitars, you know, strings, pickups etc. Very clever guy.

Yeah thanks, I'll switch to 12s if the 13 ones are too thick.