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Heavy Gauge Strings???


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SDeWalle

PostPosted: 03/20/2002 at 11:34 PM    Post subject: Heavy Gauge Strings??? link

I'm thinking about putting 12s or 13s on my Bean. Has anybody ever put this heavy of strings on their Bean? Do you think I'll have any problem with the neck. I would think the aluminum neck could easily handle that, but I wanted to check to see if anyone else had done it first. Thanks.

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koa god

PostPosted: 03/20/2002 at 11:41 PM    Post subject: RE:Heavy Gauge Strings??? link

Tim Midgett of http://www.silkworm.net/ Silkworm has a TB1000 Standard converted to a baritone. Major thick strings. I think he had to do an adjustment to the nut... but that was it. The neck itself took it just fine. I'd say you'd have no problem at all.

koa god

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SDeWalle

PostPosted: 03/20/2002 at 11:44 PM    Post subject: RE:Heavy Gauge Strings??? link

Good. I was just concerned about damaging the neck. Once that baby gets bent I'm sure theres no bending it back. Cant have that happening!

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wiggle

PostPosted: 03/24/2002 at 3:36 PM    Post subject: RE:Heavy Gauge Strings??? link

Unfortunately, aluminum is not very good at retaining its original form. Bean necks do bend, and when they do, they're difficult to bend back. Some metal neck guitar manufacturers have used different metals to overcome this problem, such as Magnum (who uses magnesium), or Veleno (who used a magnesium/aluminum alloy [i think].) I'm not sure if graphite necks (Steinberger, Parker) retained their form.

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mdever

PostPosted: 04/17/2002 at 12:14 PM    Post subject: RE:Heavy Gauge Strings??? link

I have used dean markley jazz 12s on my three beans forever with no problem maypopmusic.com

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wiggle

PostPosted: 04/18/2002 at 6:25 PM    Post subject: RE:Heavy Gauge Strings??? link

let me clarify my post. bean necks will not bend from string tension. i am talking about accidents.

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Aotearoa

PostPosted: 05/30/2003 at 2:55 PM    Post subject: RE:Heavy Gauge Strings??? link

I've used 13 with no problems. Heavy gauge strings always give the best tone. Fatter the better. Have fun

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