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hi, im curentelly using some elexir 11-49 and im afraid to go with something like 12-52. Bending is not an issue since i got fairly strong fingers. The only problem that im not sure what will happen if i put 12-52 on my guitar. I am very scared when tuning in e standard with a fresh pack of strings. i am wondering if they can break while tuning them in e standard and is there any risk that my headstock break?
 

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Also i would add, are the new exlexir string still keep their slippy feel? Because thats the thing i like with elexir. Also, can i find the same feeling with other brands?
 

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There should not be any risk of headstock break (unless it is an extremely inferior and cheap build) What you may find is a slight change in the action of the action of the strings due to a higher string tension. Also depends on what type of guitar. It it is a strat with trem, you will most likely have to set it up again.
 

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Plus the nut might start binding. Can you tell us what is the guitar? How thick / thin neck is, you might need to do truss rod adjustment as well as bridge / action adjustment.

What is the scale length? Gibson (24.75) or Fender (25.5).
For example I am using 9s on Fender scale and 10s on Gibson and get about the same feel / tension.

let us know and friends here will help you
 

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my guitar is an epiphone les paul 100 with a little of back bow on the neck. For the neck, ive seen thicker but definitively seen thiner. For exact mesurement, i don't know
 
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