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Old 01-09-2019, 12:13 AM
Shaneh Shaneh is offline
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Default Elixir mediums ok on new x7 and x20?

I have been using lights but wondered if anyone was using mediums on these guitars and the effect and any concerns about the heavier gauge. I canít find on emeraldís site any string gauge info about what came on them and I didnít check before swapping out.

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Old 01-09-2019, 05:08 AM
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Im using .13s on my x7 anything less feels way too floppy. Can't imagine that this guitar won't be strong enough for them
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:47 AM
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No worries. These guitars are STRONG. Here is what I posted recently in Kupuna's thread about his twelve string:
My X20-12 currently has D'Addario EJ-38's (47-10) on it right now. I took off the factory strings (EJ-37, 54-12) immediately to put a fresh set on X20-12 and my Taylor twelve string, for direct comparison. Those are done now, and will be replaced by Elixir's - I have a set of Polyweb strings sitting here. I'm not a fan of changing twelve strings.....

That original EJ-37 set was tuned E-e from the factory, but is intended (I think) to be tuned down to C# or D. Those strings were HEAVY at standard pitch, and a handful to play for even cowboy chords. The X20 did not flinch with 335 pounds of tension originally, down to 165 pounds when removing the octave strings (leaving essentially a light gauge six string 54-12 set at 165 pounds) or going back to the EJ-38 set (250 pounds). There was no need to change the truss rod for any configuration.
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:49 AM
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Running JP New Mediums on both my X7 and X20. Awesome. No issues.
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:39 PM
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Agree with all the above. I have an older (2010) X7 with an un-reinforced neck, and with light strings I tend to get an annoying 'thump', so I've been using .13s on it with for three or four years with nary a blip in the action.
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