String Gauge vs. tunings

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String Gauge vs. tunings

Postby TomT321 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:15 pm

Very new to lap steel and have a basic newbie question. My guitar was set up with "11s" and tuned to an open D. How far can I retune the guitar with these gauge strings either up or down? Tried to get it into a C6 but was afraid of breaking strings by tuning up and when I tuned down the strings seemed to slack and to be honest sounded terrible. I finally got it tuned to an open G and can live with that but want to experiment a bit and need advice. Thanks
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