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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bryan bailey, Oct 22, 2003.
What gauge of strings do you use?
Simple honest poll.
10-52, light top, heavy bottom.
Elixir nanoweb 11's on my trusty Parker Fly. I don't play it often enough, so the coating really helps keep those strings fresh as it sits in the corner.
Regular guaged set. starting with a 9 on the Ibanez and a 10 on the Fender.
D'Addario strings. I just like 'em.
13s on my acoustic and electric. I think the Martin Electric strings I'm trying on my Strat this time are 12s. The local shop stopped carrying my strings
I'm responsible for keeping both mine and my parent's guitars strung. Here's the list I keep saved:
Mine and Dad's:
Breedlove: D'Addario EXP Med.
Dobro: Martin SP Med.
G&L collection: D'Add. 10s (except Rampage: 11s)
Les Paul Historic: DR Hi-Beam 10s
Martin D60: Elixer Polyweb Custom Light
Martin ECB00028: Martin SP Light
Martin HD28: Martin Bluegrass
Martin J65: Elixer Polyweb Custom Light
Musicmaster: D'Add 9s
Santa Cruz: Martin SP+ Med.
Silvertone (slide): D'Add Chromes 11s
Silvertone (standard): D'Add 9s
SG: DR Hi-Beam 10s
Strat: DR Hi-Beam 11s
Tele: Fender 10s
Thinline: D'Add 10s
Wolfgang: Ernie Ball 13s (not Slinky)
J45-12: Elixer Poly Lt. 12-string
Martin D20-12: Elixer Poly Lt. 12-string
Yiari Classical: Thomastik-Infeld CR128
Gibson Classical: Thomastik-Infeld KR116
Some kind of Peavey .007's on my wife's Les Paul Studio.
Dean Markley Blue Steel 10s on both my Telecaster copies. (Yamaha & Schecter)
P.S. I can't play to save my life.
Elixir 10's on my MIA Strat. Anything lighter loses tone and is harder to keep in tune, IMHO.
Elixir 11's on my 72 Ovation Balladeer. The keep on ringing!
There really is no other guitar string worth buying, from my experience.
Hey, me too!
Pink packaged ernie balls.. i dont remember what gauge..
Mike, I believe Pink Slinkys are 9s..
I have 11s on my 335...will probably go down to 10s.
My Santana SE (non trem) probably has 10s (still has the original strings on it...) and I see no reason to change gauges
Post G3 concert G.A.S. led me to an Ibanez RG550 that will probably have 9s. Now if the fingerboard was only scalloped like Yngwie's Strat...
My Strat has 10s...Charlie Stringer (God rest his soul) Bluesicians... I had 13s (Old Blues Blues) that sounded HUGE but they're no longer made... I loved those strings! Since the Ibanez is joining the stable, I'll probably put 11s or thicker on the Strat. Those fiddly little strings sound pretty good when they're huge fiddly little strings.
Contrary to what you might think, it's been my finding that unless you bend a lot down at the first or second fret, playing a Strat strung with 13s isn't as hard as you might think...
I play mostly classical guitar. No clue about gauge.
10's on hard-tails
9's on trem's
9's on 7-strings
I have a Santana SE w/ a trem and use Ernie Ball Classic 10's... pure nickel wrap sounds awesome. Looking to try some other pure nickel 10's too
9s on my Strat and 10s on my Explorer. Not sure what's on my Acoustic....maybe 13s
For electric strings I use D'Addario, not sure what I'll put on the acoustic yet!
I use nylon strings..I have no idea what's on the acoustic..