R9 Triple Change

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I got my R9 back from the shop today. Now it's sporting 1, Locking tuners; 2. Schaller S-Locks; and 3. 9-42 strings. Additionally, I had neck and fret maintenance done and a set up. I'll try it out tomorrow.
 

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Looking forward to you reporting back.
 

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All sound like good changes IMO.

Rock it.
 

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Some may burn you at the stake for putting locking tuners on a historic.
I like loving dangerously. All changes are completely reversible to stock as the tuners were direct drop in. I bought the guitar new in 2013 which is also the model year. As I age I’m looking to make life easier, hence the tuners and 9’s. Even the Schallers will make things just a tad easier.
 

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You're going to love the 9s, I can tell you that.
I have 9’s on my Tele. It’s my easiest playing guitar. I recently went 9’s on my PRS as a short scale test run. That’s what led me to go locking tuners (easier string change) and 9’s on the LP. Got in a honeymoon 3+ hours with the LP through 3 different amps today. Glorious feel, playability and tone. When I stopped playing, I grabbed the Strat I went directly to to luthier. Nine’s and a set up are in the works. I’ll transition all other guitars to 9’s with their respective string changes.
 

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I have 9’s on my Tele. It’s my easiest playing guitar. I recently went 9’s on my PRS as a short scale test run. That’s what led me to go locking tuners (easier string change) and 9’s on the LP. Got in a honeymoon 3+ hours with the LP through 3 different amps today. Glorious feel, playability and tone. When I stopped playing, I grabbed the Strat I went directly to to luthier. Nine’s and a set up are in the works. I’ll transition all other guitars to 9’s with their respective string changes.
I've got a set of NYXL 9/42s I've been hesitant about trying.

That good eh?
 

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NYXL 9/42 is what I put on. I’m also a fan of the the Gibson vintage nickel strings, Was my glorious day a consequence of the 9’s, the brand of 9’s, the newness of the strings, the professional set up, combination of all of the foregoing and/or just a rare good day with the guitar? Too many simultaneous changes to attribute “good” just to one thing. I will say that I had a similar “good” experience with switching to the NYXL 9/42 on my PRS that did not get a professional set up. Most notable is the reduced effort needed to play the 9’s vs 10’s. I’m guessing if I ever get around to picking up my acoustic again, it’s going to hurt.
 

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NYXL 9/42 is what I put on. I’m also a fan of the the Gibson vintage nickel strings, Was my glorious day a consequence of the 9’s, the brand of 9’s, the newness of the strings, the professional set up, combination of all of the foregoing and/or just a rare good day with the guitar? Too many simultaneous changes to attribute “good” just to one thing. I will say that I had a similar “good” experience with switching to the NYXL 9/42 on my PRS that did not get a professional set up. Most notable is the reduced effort needed to play the 9’s vs 10’s. I’m guessing if I ever get around to picking up my acoustic again, it’s going to hurt.
I currently have a set of NYXL 10/52s on my goto which I'm digging, but when it comes time for a change I'll give them a try
 


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