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need to change 42 to 46 strings , help

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by drugo, May 16, 2018.

  1. drugo

    drugo Strat-Talk Member

    65
    May 16, 2018
    Rome
    hi to all , i'm new stratocaster and strat talk user

    Two days ago i bought my first stratocaster standard mexican , really quickly felt in love with it
    in past i had other brands all with floyd rose

    well the guitar come with 09-42 strings and it was setup by the seller in floating mode (bridge)

    i'm used to play with 10-46 strings

    well now my problem
    i don't want to break or damage the strato nut (maybe too tiny for 46 strings) , the 6 bridge screws and the springs tension

    can somebody tell me if do I need to change springs and work on the nut?
    does somebody bought a mexican standard stratocater with 09-42 strings and changed with 10-46 without any issue?

    any andvises are really welcome
    thanks
     
  2. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    those strings will be fine.
    they will raise the bridge some, so you will need to tighten the two claw screws in the back a little.
    to do this, detune the new strings a little, then tighten the two claw screws a bit. tune to pitch and check the bridge. if it is still too high, do it again. do it as many times as needed until the bridge is where you want it.
     
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  3. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    I use 12-54s- no problem or adjustment ever made to the nut, although I did just have it replaced... after 30 years :D
     
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  4. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    45
    Oct 4, 2008
    Stratford,Ontario
    Why the hell do you want to use those tow cables as str..............never mind, that's what I use too. Carry on........:D
     
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  5. Yaralag

    Yaralag Senior Stratmaster

    She’s tough. Throw those bad boys on there and see what happens.
     
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  6. drugo

    drugo Strat-Talk Member

    65
    May 16, 2018
    Rome
    Hi

    have you done it before with a mex standard strato ? i mean change the strings from 42 to 46 without changing the springs

    do you know if do strato standard mexican come with medium or soft springs ? in the store i found hard/medium/soft springs (the guitars with 42-09 with floyd rose come all with soft springs)

    do I need to change all the strings together or change the low E , after the A and so on ?

    and according to fender the bridge should up of 3.2m , i don't know even how misure it

    thank you so much!
     
  7. Yves

    Yves Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 2, 2016
    London
    No need to worry about the springs. They can take it. You can change from 9s to 10s without having to change any of the hardware on your Strat.
    I went up to 11s.
     
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  8. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    the springs you have will be fine. I have two mim strats and I put .010s on both.
    if you dont know what you are doing, take it to someone who does.
    it is very simple. read my post again.
    if you dont know how to measure then I dont know what else to tell you.
     
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  9. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
  10. himijendrix

    himijendrix Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    71
    May 2, 2012
    Barrow Upon Soar, UK
    The measurement of 3.2mm is the height of the rear end of the bridge above the body. Fender originally specified 1/8 inch, 3.2mm is the metric conversion.

    Measure it with a steel ruler, you don’t have to be precise, 3mm or so should be fine. It’s really just an advisory to get you in the right region. After adjustment, play it and if it feels right you are good to go! :)
     
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  11. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 13, 2011
    Music City TN
    Any dealership worth a darn will offer to setup a new guitar with your preferred strings.
    Since you seem to be hesitant to do this yourself, I'd recommend taking it back to your dealer and have him(her) set the guitar up for you.
    It will be worth it to have this done correctly the first time.
    Watch and learn.
     
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  12. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

    wow. most guitars only have 6 strings on them, Id love to see your 42 and 46 string guitars.
     
  13. Fuzzpop

    Fuzzpop Ryan-Ola Silver Member

    Age:
    36
    Aug 14, 2012
    Washington, D.C.
    You're like the dad joke king of Strat-Talk.
     
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  14. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

    ah yes. I am a father. most of my jokes are pretty damn bad. just like my parenting.
     
  15. Fuzzpop

    Fuzzpop Ryan-Ola Silver Member

    Age:
    36
    Aug 14, 2012
    Washington, D.C.
    It was a compliment!
     
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  16. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oh I see it as a compliment! I was just adding to the pile.

    Thanks man!
     
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  17. Hudman_1

    Hudman_1 Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    49
    363
    May 12, 2018
    Gibraltar Michigan
    No need to address the nut. You may need to adjust your intonation and the bridge as mentioned above. Heavier strings will put slightly more pull on the bridge. There is a ton of good, free, set up instruction on Google and YouTube. I believe every player should learn basic guitar maintenance, repair and set up skills.
     
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  18. Fuzzpop

    Fuzzpop Ryan-Ola Silver Member

    Age:
    36
    Aug 14, 2012
    Washington, D.C.
    You know how many times a day I hear this?
     
  19. Yaralag

    Yaralag Senior Stratmaster

    I just scream at my strat and put it in a time-out until it behaves, or I threaten it with a screwdriver
     
  20. drugo

    drugo Strat-Talk Member

    65
    May 16, 2018
    Rome
    hi
    yes i read it
    I have just have only a concern about the 6 bridge screws
    all the 4 internal brige screws (outside high and low E) have a little thickness , in short they are lightling unscrew
    but the second screw (A) has a more thickness then the others
    don't know why
    thanks