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SynTv/Restringing and working with a Floyd Rose and other guitar stuff - Tuesday 7pm MST

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    Maybe a good place to ask this quickly. When I bought my syn custom-s it said "Schechter warranty only for string gauge "9-42" but came with "10-46" and syn uses 10-52...so technically I can't use any other gauge than 9-42??
    I don't have a Syn Custom, but I have never heard of a warranty like that in 35 years of buying guitars.

    I mean, I can see not warranting a non-floyd nut if you put super heavy strings on it, but this seems odd. Do you have a pic of this?
     
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    I don't have a Syn Custom, but I have never heard of a warranty like that in 35 years of buying guitars.

    I mean, I can see not warranting a non-floyd nut if you put super heavy strings on it, but this seems odd. Do you have a pic of this?
    It just says as a general warranty rule for all Schechter guitars so that is why I was super confused.
     

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    Ed Seith

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    Wow. That’s fucked up. For one, how the hell
    Would they know?? Second, 9-42 and 10-46 or both VERY “standard” string gauges and, as you said, Syn himself uses 10-52s.

    For what it’s worth, if I was a 10-46 guy, I wouldn’t have hesitated to put 10s on it and laughed at them if they tried to imply that invalidated the warranty. I’d scream to the fucking heavens about it if I had to.
     

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    Wow. That’s fucked up. For one, how the hell
    Would they know?? Second, 9-42 and 10-46 or both VERY “standard” string gauges and, as you said, Syn himself uses 10-52s.

    For what it’s worth, if I was a 10-46 guy, I wouldn’t have hesitated to put 10s on it and laughed at them if they tried to imply that invalidated the warranty. I’d scream to the fucking heavens about it if I had to.
    It's my first Floyd guitar so I might wait to watch your video before changing the gauge. But I have always used 10-52 and never batted an eye....but then I read this so I didn't want anything flying off or breaking 😅
     
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    Is the Floyd Rose so sensitive it may break from that slight of string gauge or is it maybe damage from over time?

    Nope. They're not sensitive AT ALL. I have mashed the shit out of mine, strung them with everything from 9's to 12's (for B standard) and after 30 years they're still gold.
     
    I just wanted to say that the live stream was fantastic! I watched it with Jack it was hilarious and awesome!
    You are actually really informative extremely informative in fact, I will hide the Boomer jokes I guess but only this time, you didn't sing and I'm actually quite disappointed in you lol! If you don't sing next time on your stream it's going to be 7 years bad luck Ed
     

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    Everyone, thanks so much for being there and making me laugh. I hope you got some good info out of it.

    The replay is already live on SynTV, so if you missed it, go check it out.

    Post any follow up questions here and we’ll hit them next week!

    There will also be some jamming next time too!
     
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    So sad I missed this live after you answered my questions, dad duties called 😅 just watched the replay and thank you thank you! My next mission will be changing gauge of strings.
    Everyone, thanks so much for being there and making me laugh. I hope you got some good info out of it.

    The replay is already live on SynTV, so if you missed it, go check it out.

    Post any follow up questions here and we’ll hit them next week!

    There will also be some jamming next time too!
     
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