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    Neck Tension?

    Does putting 12's on a 6 string electric and tuning down to B Standard put any more tension on the neck than like 10's and E standard?

    Also, I just traded my flying V for a LTD H-1000 Deluxe yesterday. I put 12's on it and tuned to B standard. And I'm getting some buzz on the top string when fretted and when I fret the top string higher up the neck its like dead notes? Would this be easy to adjust myself?

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    This will answer your questions about tension: D'Addario : String Tension Guide

    As for adjusting yourself, do a search for guitar setup online and see if it makes sense. If it does, go for it.

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    use a tension calculator

    EDIT: Sniped by the Crookster.
    Last edited by stealthtastic; 08-09-2010 at 11:21 PM.

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    they would have less tension, 10 sets usually have a 13 for the B string

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    Alright. I think I'm gonna take both my main guitars and have them setup in B standard, so the action and neck should be at its best and hopefully get rid of any fret buzz.
    Last edited by Into_Oblivion; 08-11-2010 at 02:42 AM.

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