Posted 2005-12-29 10:42 PM (#124445) Subject: Are 13's usable on longnecks?
Joined: December 2005 Posts: 11
My Korean dcs247s came with instructions never to use more than 12's tuned down to open D or face possible bridge lifting/damage. How about the American longnecks??? For sheer unplugged loudness, I would occasionally like 13's tuned the same way.
Posted 2005-12-30 4:25 AM (#124446 - in reply to #124445) Subject: Re: Are 13's usable on longnecks?
Joined: August 2004 Posts: 708
I always put 13' on my DS768 Longneck. Tuned down one step as recommended by the factory you get the same string tension and same play feeling as on a guitar in standard tuning. No idea if this also works with the DCS247.
Posted 2005-12-30 7:23 AM (#124447 - in reply to #124445) Subject: Re: Are 13's usable on longnecks?
Joined: January 2002 Posts: 14059
Location: 6 String Ranch
I'd use 13s on the US and never think twice about it, make sure you're D or lower. If you're going lower you can go up in guage too. The K version, well I just don't know. In theory the longer scale and Dtuning yeilds the same tension.