Originally Posted by Lindy Wise
I need to know if it is ok to put light gauge (.9/.42) electric guitar strings on my acoustic/electric guitar. If it's ok, do I need to take it to the shop to have it set up? Thanks, it's been a long time.
You will need to adjust the truss rod if you are changing the tension the neck. As an aside, you get less volume with less mass and less tension on the guitar.
I recently re-tried D'Addario Chrome 13's on an Eastman oval hole archtop and they were just made for this guitar. Bronze had been sounding abrasive but the Chromes have definition, big body, and feel nicer to play. This guitar never sounded better. I kept trying Bronze strings because i thought i "had to" but am loving the Chromes.
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