Not Michael Sankar
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- Jul 19, 2019
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Actually, tuning down 1/2 step put it at the same scale as the Brian May Red Special... even shorter than a Gibson.Try down tune half step, then put a capo in the first fret. That gets it close to Les Paul scale.
Yes... the increased string tension from the longer scale is likely the source of the frustration.
I used to run 9's on my Fenders and 10's on my Gibsons, but eventually went to 9-46 for everything.
It maintains good tension when tuned down to D without being too floppy, but reduces the tension on the treble strings which tend to "bite" my old fingers.