#1
I play slide guitar and im thinking of putting some .11's on my Epiphone Les Paul. I tune my guitar to Open E tuning and i want to know if this will cause too much stress on the neck?
#2
I dunno, If i were you I'd just tune to open D instead. It's the same as E but a whole step down. So you can capo at the 2nd fret and it'd be E, and then you can take off the capo and play in D too. Plus, your strings will last longer from the decreased tension, and it certainly won't put too much stress on the neck.
#3
well i now that Derek Truck is always tuned to Open E on his SG and he doesn't use a capo. i think he uses .11's.
#5
um...i think it should, but .11s are pretty heavy man, i forgot what gauge strings im using right now...hehe*nervous chuckle* im in trouble now XD

well it should be stressing your neck a little bit, cause changing the gauge to a higher level with have more string tension, and do what the capo guy said, that work fine as well
#6
should be fine, just be sure to get the truss rod adjusted, but don't do it yourself unless you know what you're doing
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#8
Quote by .smudged.
that would be retarded to do, your a,d and g strings will be too tense

you do know that some people prefer tauter strings and that it is a huge advantage in playing slide?
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#9
Quote by spaminator101
you do know that some people prefer tauter strings and that it is a huge advantage in playing slide?

Okay I wont reply to threads without reading the first post. Sowy

They're good, go ahead, you might have to take you guitar to a professional, because you might need some truss rod adjusment.