#1
These to be exact:


I already know im going to need to loosen my truss rod, but could they do damage to my neck?

Also, any input/other suggestions would help too.

thanks
#3
If your guitar came with 9's (a strat) you may need to swap the nut, but definitely adjust the truss rod, saddle height, intonation and spring tension on a tremolo
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#4
yeah like the guy above said, you'll need to add some springs if you have a trem with springs...floyd rose....but you got no problem on damaging the guitar
#5
Actually, you'll probably have to tighten your truss rod, but you won't know what change there will be until you make the change. Things to check for:

- intonation
- action
- neck relief
- bridge angle
- nut slots
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Actually, you'll probably have to tighten your truss rod, but you won't know what change there will be until you make the change. Things to check for:

- intonation
- action
- neck relief
- bridge angle
- nut slots


Yeah, what he just said. And yes you will have to tighten the truss rod, not loosen it. If you loosen it, the tension of the heavier strings will bow your neck forward, and that's a bad thing.

As mentioned you won't know how much of an adjustment is needed until you put the strings on and tune 'em up. Also wouldn't hurt to either replace the nut, or get the existing slots filed to accomodate the thickness.
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Yeah, what he just said. And yes you will have to tighten the truss rod, not loosen it. If you loosen it, the tension of the heavier strings will bow your neck forward, and that's a bad thing.

As mentioned you won't know how much of an adjustment is needed until you put the strings on and tune 'em up. Also wouldn't hurt to either replace the nut, or get the existing slots filed to accomodate the thickness.


I thought a little bow was a good thing, to reduce fretbuzz?
Thats what i did a couple weeks ago and to me it made my guitar play alot better.

Im using .10s now, so i thought with thicker strings it would make more fretbuzz, thus i would add a little more bow?

I have an Ibanez RG321, its a hardtail so i dont need to worry about a trem.

How would i know if i need a nut change? And if i did how would i go about doing it?
#9
.11s aren't even heavy. I have .12s on my Ibanez, and .11s on my Gibson Les Paul.

But if you're going from something like .8 or .9 make sure you setup your guitar properly.
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#10
I have 13-56 on my RG321Mh without a problem, although it's tuned to C standard. I wouldn't tune .11 to E without tightening the truss rod a little. I don't think there is any need to replace the nut.