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    Majesty Monarchy 9-46

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    Just a question: is there any issue (tremolo/neck) to use an unbalanced string gauge 9-46 ?
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    Sure is a beauty!!! Congrats!

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    Congratulations!!

    You would have to do a proper setup for the Hybrid Slinky set. Adjust intonation, trussrod etc. Given that the guitar has been setup for 10-gauge.

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    If the guitar was set up for 10-46 previously and you change to 9-46, there will be a little less total string tension. That means the trem will be angled back a little into the body. You will need to loosen the trem claw screws (that will be a trial and error process; loosen-tune-check-repeat, until the bridge is approximately parallel with the top of the guitar when you are tune.) You may need to loosen the truss rod a little if you get string buzz on the lower frets. Intonation will need to be adjusted on the lighter gauge strings but not drastically so: if you're ears think you're fine, you're good to go.

    (obviously, if you go from 9-42 to 9-46, the wound strings will have more tension and you'll have to do the opposite adjustments to what I've said above).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrKev View Post
    If the guitar was set up for 10-46 previously and you change to 9-46, there will be a little less total string tension. That means the trem will be angled back a little into the body. You will need to loosen the trem claw screws (that will be a trial and error process; loosen-tune-check-repeat, until the bridge is approximately parallel with the top of the guitar when you are tune.) You may need to loosen the truss rod a little if you get string buzz on the lower frets. Intonation will need to be adjusted on the lighter gauge strings but not drastically so: if you're ears think you're fine, you're good to go.

    (obviously, if you go from 9-42 to 9-46, the wound strings will have more tension and you'll have to do the opposite adjustments to what I've said above).

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    Congrats! What a beautiful specimen of sonic warfare

    DrKev has summed it very well; the bottom line is: the string tension will be less pronounced making the trem tilt towards the back.

    On a personal note, I’ve gone from the 10-46 gauge to the 9-46 one (I play EB strings) and have determined that you can find some of the variants, like the Cobalts, or the Paradigm ones only neglibibly more tense with the 10-46 (I am talking about how one perceives the tension, not how much of the tension there factually is); at this point, I’ve decided to return to playing the 10-46 gauge. Go ahead experiment a little - sometimes the combination of alloy used can render the 10-46 gauage feel almost on par with the 9-46. As far as the tone, you’ll likely to gain more articulation and control with the slightly thicker gauge.

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