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What gauge strings do you use

9-42
5 (12.5%)
10-46
18 (45%)
11-49
8 (20%)
10-52
7 (17.5%)
12-52
2 (5%)
8-38
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 39

Voting closed: April 14, 2005, 12:36:35 AM

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chrisola

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« Reply #45 on: June 20, 2005, 05:47:42 PM »
i use whatever LPs come with as standard lol...

usually a 10's on strats and 11 on LPs.

Currentlly setting my LP up for some C tuned riffage, does anyone have any advice on what gauge to use to get 'normal' tuning stability etc??

Thinking 12's maybe?
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Ratrod

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« Reply #46 on: June 20, 2005, 09:29:47 PM »
I've done drop C with 10's, no problem. I think 11's would work great for standard C. 12's for B. But then again, I use 9's on Fender style guitars and 10's for gibson style.
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« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2005, 10:19:33 PM »
Theres defintly more balls from a heavier set of strings.

All depends on the guitar though
On my Les Paul I use 10-52s mainly, but thats tuned down to D at the moment.

On the Ibby i've got 9s currently. Which felt great at first, so easy to bend and felt alot faster. However after playing alot more on the Les Paul and getting used to the strings 9s feel far too light again. So im gonna try 10s on it instead.

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« Reply #48 on: June 20, 2005, 10:54:50 PM »
I use 11s in standerd D. Now that I'm used to it I can't stand playing with any less tension on the strings... Different strokes for different folks.

PhilKing

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« Reply #49 on: June 21, 2005, 08:37:43 AM »
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I'm thinking of trying an 11-49 set on a LP and a Strat though, just to see how I like them  :)


Try them on the LP first, you will find they feel a lot like the 10's on the Strat because of the shorter scale.  I use 10's on Fenders and 11's on Gibsons, and I think a lot of others do this too.
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