jimw1956 wrote:Thats way too big on the bass string(s) for C6. Steel guitars are pretty rugged but I have seen them with broken necks right past the nut.
I use the following for C6:
14 - 17 - 21 - 24 - 30 - 36
You can vary a little on this if you can't find a particularly string...for instance a gauge or two shouldn't matter. Just because you "can" up tune a string 3 or 4 notes doesn't mean its a good idea.
no worry about snapping the neck on my lap steel. it is an all metal Rickenbacher form 1936. I do have concern about the tuner knobs and gears. they's old.