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    Largest gauge string in a PRS vintage style tuner?

    I'm thinking about throwing some thick strings on one of my 00 Singlecuts and tuning it down to B standard
    What's the largest string any of you have used in a PRS vintage style tuner? Without drilling, BTW.
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    11's.. But that's more medium gauge than heavy me thinks..

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    These strings are fairly heavy, and also coated.
    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    These strings are fairly heavy, and also coated.
    WE'RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER PICK...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopeful Sinner View Post
    11's.. But that's more medium gauge than heavy me thinks..
    I just remembered I've had a Light Top/Heavy Bottom set on there once.
    The largest string was a .052 that I had tuned to D standard.
    Not sure how much larger I can go.
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    I use a .060 on the bottom a lot, I don't recall ever having to drill the Kluson type tuner on any of the 3 guitars I've had them on. I think I might've had on the phase II tuner(before the brass post existed), but not on the phase III's. Also, the Gotoh locking Kluson was just fine.

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    Thank you. Looks like I've got a little project for myself!
    I knew with the winged and phase II tuners I could only fit a .052 in them and now I know about the Klusons.
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    FWIW, drilling a phase II out is very easy and there's no ill side effect to doing it. Just remove the thumb screw on top and use minimal speed.

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    If all goes well with the Singlecut, I may just set up a Cu22 and drill out the one phase II tuner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustRob View Post
    WE'RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER PICK...

    PRICELESS !!!

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