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Electric Strings on an Acoustic?

I found a new set of Dean Markley jazz (.012 high E) strings that I bought a long time ago. I do not want to put them on my electric because this guage is kind of hard to bend. Would there be any problems to expect if I put them on my acoustic? Is there a risk of damage to the guitar by doing this?

Thanks, Paul
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Re: Electric Strings on an Acoustic?

1/18/2002 12:33 PM

Chuck Stensrud (13014) wrote:

There should be no physical problem caused by putting them on your accoustic. Most accoustics are strung with medium to heavy strings. The only thing is that electric strings are optimized for electric pickups, and accoustics used materials that tend to sound a bit better on accoustics. However, you may not notice the difference, really.

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Re: Electric Strings on an Acoustic?

1/18/2002 12:36 PM

Chris Pinto (24466) wrote:

I would first find out what strings are already on your acoustic before placing a set of 12's on it.

If you have 9's or 10's on your acoustic you might put extra stress on the neck by installing 12's.

Chris


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Re: Electric Strings on an Acoustic?

1/24/2002 8:35 AM

Travis None (52) wrote:

A friend of mine put some 10 gauge Ernie Balls on his acoustic and it sounded very interesting and actually, it pretty good.

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Re: Electric Strings on an Acoustic?

1/24/2002 11:28 AM

Thom Wright (207) wrote:

something like that called Nashville stringing. Take a set of 12-strings, use only the heavier of the pairs. Gives your acoustic a 12-string type sound. But pay heed to the post re: suddenly putting less tension on the neck.
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Re: Electric Strings on an Acoustic?

1/24/2002 4:46 PM

Stone Dragon (8501) wrote:

For "Nashville stringing", you'd use the lighter string of each course. Using the heavier strings would be no different than using a regular, six-string set.

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Re: Electric Strings on an Acoustic?

1/24/2002 7:28 PM

Thom Wright (207) wrote:

Well, it's been a long time...
I'm new here, and certainly don't want to spread misinformation, so thanks for covering me.
As I recall, the light course was intriguing for a week, then I put the others on.
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Re: Electric Strings on an Acoustic?

1/24/2002 10:33 PM

Stone Dragon (8501) wrote:

I've never tried it... but rumor has it that a guitar strung this way can be just the thing for adding some sparkle to a rhythm track.

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Re: Electric Strings on an Acoustic?

1/25/2002 5:19 AM

Thom Wright (207) wrote:

I believe that's why it's called "Nashville", as in recording industry. Can't see them using it on the porch, in Tennessee; too quiet. But maybe; a lot of roots music embraces the idiosyncratic. And it does sound good. Perhaps Appalachia, distilled thru Nashville.
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TW