#1
I'm considering trying out 10-52 gauge strings on a 628mm (24.75") scale length guitar (Les Paul style) with a graphite nut. Do I need to get the nut slots filed, or will the graphite lubricate the strings enough to prevent binding? Also, will 10-52s be ok to play in standard tuning, or will they be too tight?
Thanks in advance!
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#2
It depends how it was cut before, but a .52 might just fit. If it doesn't, there's no harm in taking it to a tech, especially with a gauge change. 

Personally, I use 10-52s in standard and it feels fine, though I'm used to it, so give it some time and you should be fine
#3
Quote by CorrosionMedia
It depends how it was cut before, but a .52 might just fit. If it doesn't, there's no harm in taking it to a tech, especially with a gauge change. 

Personally, I use 10-52s in standard and it feels fine, though I'm used to it, so give it some time and you should be fine

The nut was cut for 10-46, but I'd only really be trying it out at first. My plan is to try the 10-46 that are on the guitar, then change to a set of cheap (Ernie Ball) 10-52s, and then switch to elixirs in my preferred gauge. On paper, it sounds like I'll enjoy 10-52, as I much prefer tighter bottom strings, and it should hopefully make it a bit more like a strat with 10-46 (my current setup), but I guess there's no way to know without trying it.
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#4
it should be fine. it's not that much of a difference.
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