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    I buy a Yamaha apx-5 A and the action is very high for me.
    Can I change the strings for 0,10 or 0,11?

  • #2
    Is your guitar model a APX-5NA? If it is,it's a classical model and you do not want to put steel strings on a classical,nylon strings only. I have a APX-5NA which is a classical a/e with cutaway. If you don't have a classical,I apoligize for I know nothing about Yamaha acoustics.If it is a dreadnaght cutaway,then either .11's or .10's will work.




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    • #3
      Thanks for the information.
      It's steel strings. The guitar comes from Yamaha with 0,12 strings.
      I need to know if the change for 0,10 or 0,11 don't cause problems to the guitar.

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      • #4
        First of all,I would try to get a pro set up,truss rod adjudtment,etc. If you can get a custom set,.011-.52 would be about right. Some of these other folks can clue in on how to adjust the trussrod yourself,if you can't take it in to a luthier.
        1997 Epiphone PR-350CE
        2000 MIM Fender Stratocaster
        2001 Washburn Bantamn bass
        19?? Takamine EGS-340SC
        ???? Yamaha APX-5NA
        2004 Squier Telecaster Standard
        2006 Regal RV-38 resonator
        2000 Cedar Creek Dulcimer
        2009 Stagg mandolin
        ......and more to come!

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        • #5
          I used to have a Yamaha apx 8 A, and used Elixir 0.12 gauge on it. Played like butter. You can swap to 0.11 easily, 0.10 will sound very thin IMO.
          High strings can be sign of an other issue than mere truss rod adjustment.
          As for how to adjust your truss rod: go see on www.frets.com, for Franks very good description off how to do it yourself. Always be carefull, no rushing. And remember your initial setting (little mark on truss rod) to allow you to return to the initial setting if anything goes wrong.
          Have fun.
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          • #6
            Thanks a lot.
            It was my first post and I'm very satisfied with
            the answers from all.

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