SE Paul's Guitar questions

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  1. Voxen

    Voxen New Member

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    Hi there,

    I've purchased my first PRS guitar, its an SE Paul's Guitar fire red.
    Already in love with it :)

    I'd like to know what strings are recommended for this guitar?
    It's not listed in the specs.

    I'm using Ernie Ball regular slinky (10-46) on my LP. Would they fit on the PRS without adjusting the nut?

    Thanks!
     
  2. colinkanders

    colinkanders Compulsive Noodler

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    If I remember correctly, SEs come with 9-42 strings. Going up to 10-46 shouldn't require a nut adjustment, but if it does, it would be very minor.
     
  3. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Yep, comes with PRS 9s
     
  4. Shawn@PRS

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    Howdy - While most of the SE line is strung with 9-42 gauge strings, the Paul's SE is strung with 10-46 gauge strings.
     
  5. Voxen

    Voxen New Member

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    Thanks!

    I’d like to try 9-42 strings, will that require a nut adjustment?
     
  6. colinkanders

    colinkanders Compulsive Noodler

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    I stand corrected!
     
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  7. grausch

    grausch New Member

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    No, you would only file the nut slots if you increase the string gauge.
     
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  8. Voxen

    Voxen New Member

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    Sorry I meant the neck... not the nut.
     
  9. Shawn@PRS

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    For optimum feel and tone, it's always best to dial-in the guitar for the string gauge being used. This means it might require a slight truss rod tweak and a slight adjustment to the intonation and claw screws, if you had a trem equipped guitar.
     
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  10. Victek

    Victek New Member

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    The 9-42 set will put a little less tension on the neck, so the action might be a bit lower. I would just try it and see.
     
  11. CyFan4036

    CyFan4036 New Member

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    Man, you can set up a guitar to use whatever string gauge you want. This is guitar 101 stuff that every guitarist should know and be able to do.
     
  12. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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    Everyone starts from the same place. Patience is a virtue.
     

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