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  1. thanks a ton, folks! I'll restring and adjust the son of a gun this Sunday. :)
  2. Howdy folks, I've owned a vintage sunburst Casino for about a month and a half now and it's easily the best $600 I ever spent. The question I got is this: if I were to restring it with medium gauge strings (.011s to be specific) and keep it tuned a full step below standard, would that cause any temporary or permanent damage to the guitar? I play pretty much exclusively straight blues, I go pretty heavy on the strings (thus the higher gauge; lights tend to snap pretty quick for me), and playing in the key of D fits my vocal range best. This is the setup I ran with on the Squier strat I was given as a hand-me-down to learn to play on, and the strat's played fine ever since near as I can tell (to be fair it's not like it had a real dynamite sound to begin with, but still), but the tone on this casino is just freaking unreal and I'd hate to ruin that with these adjustments. So is it doable? Is there anything I can/should do to modify the guitar itself? I figured the extra tension from thicker strings would be balanced out by the lessened tension of a full step down from standard but I want to know for sure.
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