Heaviest string gauge for Custom 24

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  1. CJA76

    CJA76 New Member

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    I have been using Ernie Ball Slinky Cobalts 10-46. Would like to tune down a whole step, and if it would work down to Open C. At what gauge would I have to modify the nut? Thanks
     
  2. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A Soldier 25, DFZ
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    If it came with 10s, anything > 10. Or less than 9.

    At least that would be the answer for me....
     
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  3. The Fight

    The Fight Long Hair Demigod

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    I think with the winged tuners I've went as low as a 52, if I can remember correctly..
     
  4. crushpoint

    crushpoint The Lotus Eater

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    I use Ernie Ball Beefy Slinkys (.011-.054) on my drop tune guitars. One I have in Standard C# and the other in Drop B.

    That string gauge works just fine.
     
  5. crushpoint

    crushpoint The Lotus Eater

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    Oh, and I did not need to modify the nut.
     
  6. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A Soldier 25, DFZ
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    With or without a tremolo?
     
  7. CJA76

    CJA76 New Member

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    I have a 2011 Core line Custom 24 with the tremolo
     
  8. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    There are heavy strings, and then, then are REALLY heavy strings...
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  9. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    You can go 11s easily ( might have to touch the nut a bit ) and adjust the trem springs
    I have seen 12s on Gibsons and fenders so Im figuring a PRS could do that with no issues just a good set up
    Contact PTC they will give you the 100% facts
     
  10. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    I have Cobalt 11s on mine and only had to adjust the trem spring claw. It sounds great.
     
  11. CJA76

    CJA76 New Member

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    What gauge of strings, 11 to ?
     
  12. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    11-48. As close to the DGT set gauge as I can get (which is 11-49).
     

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