Topic: Got new strings - Went from 10's to 11's...minor issues

So I decided to switch over from 10-46 to 11-48 -- Ernie Ball Power Slinky, purple package. Now on my Les Paul, the notes seem to die out on the high end when I bend on the high E. I've heard that that normally happens when the action is too low. So I raised it, it seems to have solved the issue, but now the action is almost uncomfortably high. Do I maybe have to just play it in? Or could it need re-fretted? They do seem a little worn down.

The 11's seem to be alright on my other guitars -- they're actually great.

For perspective, and if anyone sees this as an easy-to-fix issue, I'm just a senior in High School, so I don't know that much about setting up guitars apart from how to set action, change strings, adjust the tension rod and pickups, etc. So, of course, I'm open to learning.

Re: Got new strings - Went from 10's to 11's...minor issues

As someone who still doesn't know which end of a guitar to blow down just a suggestion - move this onto the Guitars, Amps & gear topic - sure to get loads of advice there....

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Re: Got new strings - Went from 10's to 11's...minor issues

Joe's action on his guitar would be considered high for most guitarists.

although Joe states his neck is almost dead straight, you may need a truss rod adjustment for you guitar.

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(If only I had 1% of Joe's guitar talent)

Re: Got new strings - Went from 10's to 11's...minor issues

Will do, thanks for the tip.

BansheeUK wrote:

As someone who still doesn't know which end of a guitar to blow down just a suggestion - move this onto the Guitars, Amps & gear topic - sure to get loads of advice there....

Re: Got new strings - Went from 10's to 11's...minor issues

Not sure if you're still having issues but I would 2nd the truss rod adjustment. Just remember a little goes a long way so don't go crazy with that screw, small 1/8' turns can make a lot of difference. Also make sure the intonation is set.