Has anyone strung their PRS SE with a set of 12's?

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  1. Billabong02

    Billabong02 New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm thinking about using 12's (Ernie Ball Not Even Slinky 12-56) on my PRS Tremonti Custom SE. I'd like to know if anyone has tried to do this, if so, what kind of changes have you had to make to accommodate such a heavy gauge, what changes do you recommend?

    - Billy
     
  2. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    I keep all my guitars strung with 11s. The biggest thing for the SE will be the nut. SEs are strung with 9s from the factory (with a few exceptions) so you'll most likely need the nut to be filed for the heavier gauge. You may also need to do a truss rod adjustment to compensate for the higher gauge. If it were me, I would just take it to a guitar tech to get a full setup done for the new string gauge.
     
  3. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Go for the Tusq XL nut - it will accept most gauges. You won't be sorry!
     
  4. Billabong02

    Billabong02 New Member

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    What exact model of Tusq XL should I be looking for?
     
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    Will you be playing in standard, or de-tuning?
     
  6. Billabong02

    Billabong02 New Member

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    I mostly play in drop B and drop A#
     
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    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Actually, I take that back... for those tunings, what you want is a bass!
     
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