I was setting my dad's brand new pedal steel up this morning and I just busted the fifth string by tuning it to tight. Its a 10 string Carter, and I was tuning it to C6 which is C-F-A-C-E-G-A-C-E-G. I found a string gauge chart, so I can replace the string, which is (high to low) 12-14-17-20p-24w-32-36-42-50-66. I was just wondering that since I broke the fifth string (32) could I just replace it with a 32 guitar string? The scale length seems to be shorter than a normal guitar, so I dont think it would hurt.

Also, if I use a Peterson Strobe tuner, can anybody tell me the number after all of those notes? I dont want this to happen again.