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(@kevin72790)
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Currently I use Ernie ball super slinkys (9-49 I think), but I want to try out 10-52 (I think the size is) next time I change my strings. I've heard you have to adjust the trussrod, is this true? Or is it fine to keep the trussroad the same with this string change?

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(@michhill8)
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I've wondered this myself.

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(@moonrider)
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Currently I use Ernie ball super slinkys (9-49 I think), but I want to try out 10-52 (I think the size is) next time I change my strings. I've heard you have to adjust the trussrod, is this true? Or is it fine to keep the trussroad the same with this string change?

Thanks.

Not usually, you might have to adjust the intonation a bit, but that small a change in string size shouldn't have a major effect on the neck.

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(@redneckrocker)
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that small a change in string size shouldn't have a major effect on the neck.

That's what I would think as well.

One big problem you would run into if you went from say, 9's to 12's or something would be the slots in the nut not being big enough for the string to fit into, especially with the bass strings.

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(@quarterfront)
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Going from 9's to 10's shouldn't be a big deal. What Moonrider said.

Experementing with string gagues, I've done what your describing a lot, going back and forth between 9's, 10's, heavy bottom 10's. Once you settle on a set you like and figure you'll stick with you might want to tweak truss rod and intonation a little, but the difference is subtle enough that you can live and play with it while you decide what feels right.


   
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(@trguitar)
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Yeah, what everybody said. I find what effects the truss rod more is when you detune. That can make a bigger difference in string tension calling for a truss rod tweak.

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(@kingpatzer)
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Depending on the quality of the guitar, you might have to have your nut filed going up guages though . . .

The higher the quality of the guitar, the tighter the tolerances on the nut, and the more likely you'll need to take a guage file to the slots.

It also will effect intonation.

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