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Title: .060 on 6th string?
Post by: Novalis on November 22, 2006, 09:12:23 PM
Any danger of putting a .059 or .060 6th string on an SD? Could I cause any damage? Norman Blake uses this heavy gauge on the 6th and I'm curious to give it a try but don't want to damage my new guitar. Any thoughts? I've always read to NEVER put on a heavier string than the guitar is set up for, so I'd like to know if I should avoid doing this. Have one on me in advance for your help. :donut :coffee


Title: Re: .060 on 6th string?
Post by: Barefoot Rob on November 23, 2006, 02:16:17 AM
I use 14-58 on all my guitars,I don't see a problem.BUT contact Larrivee to see what they say.


Title: Re: .060 on 6th string?
Post by: jeremy3220 on November 23, 2006, 04:31:49 AM
I wouldn't think just one oversized string would make much of a difference. I bet the biggest problem you'll run into is that your guitar isn't setup for that size string (The nut and bridge pins)


Title: Re: .060 on 6th string?
Post by: Novalis on November 23, 2006, 05:33:39 AM
I e-mailed Larrivee and Brian said that nothing heavier than a 53 is recommended by the factory. This must be an error, since my SD came strung with D'Addario medium gauge, a .056 on the 6th. I'm going to e-mail Larrivee again. :?