#1
Well on my next guitar I'm planning on using some heavier strings. What exactly is gonna happen? First I'm just going to use .011s, but what should I do. By the way, the .014s will be for standard B. And it's an Ibanez 370DX
#2
a couple things might happen. depending on what gauge strings were previously on there, you might need to get a truss rod adjustment, and if you have a floating trem, youll need to adjust the springs in the back to make up for the extra tension.
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#5
ummm if you dont know what your doing with a truss rod dont mess with it you can screw your neck for life or even break your neck
#6
Quote by dertjoe
ummm if you dont know what your doing with a truss rod dont mess with it you can screw your neck for life or even break your neck

I hope your talking about the guitar.
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#7
what if i were to just go from 9s to 11s on a regular ibanez without a trem? would anything happen or need adjusted?
#11
i changed my 370dx from 9-42's -10-52's. All that needed to be done is the truss rod slightly loosend and spring tension slightly loosened and inotation adjusted
#13
You can use 14s. People have used 16s and 18s before now for E standard. And I'm fairly sure a trem won't make much difference to how heavy the strings you use are, you'll just need to tighten the trem up a bit.
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#15
Unless you drop tune, or you have a long scale guitar, baritone preferably, not a great idea.
It will be pretty unplayable.
#16
i have an ibanez without a locking trem and i don't know what you mean by long scale guitar and its probably not this but it has 24 frets so if that has anything to do with it then yeah.
#17
Switching string size is a hella lot less complicated then what these dudes are saying. The only thing i had to do one my rr3 going from 42 E to 48 E was reintonate it. But thats just cuz i have a floyd pro on it
#19
Unbakedgravy
That's all fine and good but this guys going from like 48s (low E) to 60 (low E)
#22
One last thing, will 14's in B standard play like 11's in regular standard or something?I would guess it should. I'm also guessing that reintonating would involve some sort of action adjustment?
#23
Quote by beckyjc
Unbakedgravy
That's all fine and good but this guys going from like 48s (low E) to 60 (low E)

Yeah I agree. if hes going to 14s on the high E string then the low E string has got to be 70+....which is, IMO, unplayable on a standard guitar. Even in drop B...drop A maybe. But still...