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Is it okay to install a .52 strings on a Squier Strat?

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Nightmare  
15 Sep 2009 14:17 | Quote
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I brought a Light- heavy .010-.53 strings, but I'm concerned about the bass strings 'cause they don't fit the slots in the nut. This means I gotta buy new strings right? X/
Damien  
15 Sep 2009 14:45 | Quote
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You could recut the slots in the nut.
RA  
15 Sep 2009 21:29 | Quote
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is it okay?....... YES

Do you need a set-up by a pro(even if you are good with your hands I'm going to assume you don't have the tool mainly for the nut)?.................. Hell yes

carlsnow  
16 Sep 2009 04:49 | Quote
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What HE said (x2)
Nightmare  
16 Sep 2009 07:18 | Quote
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Thanks guys, but I didn't mean that, I don't wanna touch the nut. I think I'll but new strings. I have a question thought, how could you know what string size is your guitar. I know that if you used strings smaller than the nut's slots the guitar will buzz and if you used larger ones you'll have tuning problem.
vincejonesiii  
16 Sep 2009 08:05 | Quote
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well i have ernie ball's skinny top heavy bottem strings
and they work fine for both my guitars


i also would like to find out what the numbers for bass strings are
RA  
17 Sep 2009 00:12 | Quote
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I'm going to assume again you don't have the gauge tools to handle nuts, so what you could do is get unstretched strings(new ones or a safe part if your guitar allows) and try to fit the right size, but the better answer is if you haven't change it get the manufactures specs
league  
17 Sep 2009 00:14 | Quote
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oh man I recently changed to .52 strings too and it barely fit in my guitars tuning peg. They do sound awesome though especially the higher strings.
carlsnow  
17 Sep 2009 08:44 | Quote
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yup, i go 12-52 on the old Mustang, love it. But the Godin would freak-out on me if i took it past 10-48, The Black Tele likes a 09-50(custom)and Ye Olden Tele will slap ya if ya try anything over 19-48, and the , and the,

the thing is all guitars (acoustic and electric both) are in some way ordered by some universal force to 'find center' , or rather, their best fitting shoes...

so while ya may wanna TRY , always respect the Plank's wishes ;~)

good luck!

RAWK!
Cs
Nightmare  
17 Sep 2009 11:50 | Quote
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'carl which mustang to have? I so wanna try 12-52 but I don't know if 12 will work on my bc rich. If im gonna get a bunch of string with different sizes and try them that's might cost me time and money cause right now I can only find string packs.

'league doesn't that effect ur tuning? I've tried it and it sounded pretty good but removed them after a while cause I didn't wanted the tension to mess up the nut's slots.

'vincejonesiii ernie ball's are pretty good, but I don't like light tops and heavy bottoms.
carlsnow  
17 Sep 2009 13:18 | Quote
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Nightmare says:
'carl which mustang to have?


don't quite 'get yer meaning' but if yer askin about the old Plank it is, i think, a Pre-CBS Fender Mustang (something wants me to say 1966, but damn, Terry gave it to me over 25 years ago)(wayyyyy before that Kurt kid bought one lol)
i'm not a real 'collector' if thats the gist, i'm a Pro, so lol, collecting is kinda hard, er-uh , make that impossible, lol.
i DO remember all about "Baby" (Guitar my wife bought me in late 80's) cause she was born on a birthday Martin 1953 0-18 (she wears D'adarrio Lights cause shes sensitive)


RAWK!
Cs
RA  
18 Sep 2009 00:27 | Quote
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carlsnow says:
always respect the Plank's wishes


the best piece of advice on this thread. Ted greene would do out of he way to find the right step up for his many guitars, and when asked way he would say it is what it wanted. if you haven't heard him listen NOW.

here is saved you all some time if you care

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2t4xD3Ng1A


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