A couple of nights ago I restrung my Yamaha 26.25" 6er with 10-52 gauge strings, tuned it up to D standard (from the original Bb) and took the action right down. I knew it would be pretty cool, as it's a great guitar, but it's really blown me away quite how well it's worked. I was able to get the action insanely low with pretty much zero buzz along the neck, and this particular scale length suits the tuning perfectly. It sounds really punchy in the low end, but the high notes still really sing.
Has anyone else tried a setup like this?
Generally speaking, longer scales tend to sound "punchier," at the expense of a little warmth. Personally, low B sounds too muddy,(EDIT: on a 25.5" scale) which is why I have ETGuitars are making me a 28" conversion neck. Combine that with an ash body and BK Miracle Man, and I think I'll have a pretty sweet axe.
BTW, what Yamaha model is it...?