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    11 gauge strings on an Axis Super Sport

    Hey guys! I have a question:

    My son, Eric, has an Axis Super Sport. He wants to put 11 gauge strings on it. Can he do that without making the slots bigger on the nut?

    Here is a picture of Eric's BFR Redwood topped Axis (yeah, you're going to want to see this):

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    Thanks!

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    An increase of one string size (gauge) *should* be ok without any major issues. Going up two sizes will almost definitely require some attention to the nut, the truss rod and the intonation. The Super Sport comes with .009-.042 so I would let a professional do this.

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    A lot of forumites have, some needed a little slot widening, some did not. Try it and see.
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    Thank you, guys.

    I'll have to pick up a set and see. He uses 10's on it now and I can't figure out why he'd want to go thicker since he plays a lot of solos.

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    2009 Axis - Pink Quilt (Oinky) with pink video game button kill switch
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    Nice guitar. Can't imagine running 11s on an Axis, but to each his own, I guess. I'd probably try a set and see, but I suspect he'll need to do some setup.
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    I've strung up most of my EBMMs with 11s for ... pretty much since the mid 90s. No problems and no modifications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agt View Post
    I've strung up most of my EBMMs with 11s for ... pretty much since the mid 90s. No problems and no modifications.
    Which 11 set? Power Slinky? Or Beefy Slinky? I put a set of Power Slinkies on my JP6 for C standard tuning. Still a tad to rubber bandy. I'm considering throwing on a set of Beefy since the E, A and D string are a little thicker. Not sure if the nut will accomodate them or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesPaul View Post
    Which 11 set? Power Slinky? Or Beefy Slinky? I put a set of Power Slinkies on my JP6 for C standard tuning. Still a tad to rubber bandy. I'm considering throwing on a set of Beefy since the E, A and D string are a little thicker. Not sure if the nut will accomodate them or not.

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    I use the normal 11-48 set (EB Power Slinkies in the purple pack) in standard tuning.
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    Thanks guys. I'll have to try a set.

    2018 Axis - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2015 Luke III - BFR - Blackburst
    2014 Luke - BFR - Koa
    2013 Albert Lee - BFR - Pinkburst with Sustainiac and Gravity Storm
    2013 Luke III - emerald green sparkle with an all rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2012 Axis - PDN - Honeyburst
    2011 Axis - BFR - Black Sugar Roasted
    2009 Axis - Pink Quilt (Oinky) with pink video game button kill switch
    2006 StingRay - 30th Anniversary fretless

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