Big string guages and tuning hardware

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  1. Tri7/5

    Tri7/5 Supporting Member

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    Yes I realize I mispelled "gauge" in the thread title so we can all move on... I know I can't be the only one in this boat and maybe there is an easy answer here aside from having to change hardware completely that I've yet to think about. Basically I need to get a 60-70 gauge string on my guitar. I haven't owned a guitar that handled anything more than about a 56 gauge. That seems to be about the de-facto peg hold size. The current tuners are sperzel locking and they also handle a 56 and that's it.

    So what are my options? Is there such a thing as a thin ended string that compounds into a bigger gauge or something that would fit? Any, anything?

    Changing to huge tuning hardware just seems like it would look terrible and out of sorts.
     
  2. DC1

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    I'd call Sperzel up. You may be able to put one bass key on there, or better yet, they might make you up one custom with a larger string hole.

    They have always been up for special projects in my experience.

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    I had thought about it but never really dealt with them before so cool, I'll give it a shot.
     
  5. DC1

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    If that doesn't work out, I think the old split shaft Klusons would fit most any string.

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