For you guitar players.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bryan bailey, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. 8 gauge(if they exist)

    0 vote(s)
  2. 9

    3 vote(s)
  3. 10

    16 vote(s)
  4. 11

    3 vote(s)
  5. 12

    2 vote(s)
  6. 13(if they exist)

    1 vote(s)
  7. Higher!?

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  8. Nylon (Classical) strings.

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  1. What gauge of strings do you use?

    Simple honest poll.

    Why not?
  2. Baofu


    Mar 8, 2003
    10-52, light top, heavy bottom.
  3. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    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.
  4. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Regular guaged set. starting with a 9 on the Ibanez and a 10 on the Fender.

    D'Addario strings. I just like 'em.
  5. 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
  6. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    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
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Some kind of Peavey .007's on my wife's Les Paul Studio.
  8. Dean Markley Blue Steel 10s on both my Telecaster copies. (Yamaha & Schecter)


    P.S. I can't play to save my life. :bawl:
  9. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    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! :bassist:

    There really is no other guitar string worth buying, from my experience.
  10. Hey, me too!;)
  11. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Pink packaged ernie balls.. i dont remember what gauge..
  12. BillyB_from_LZ


    Sep 7, 2000
    Mike, I believe Pink Slinkys are 9s..

    Let's see...

    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...:cool:

    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...
  13. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I play mostly classical guitar. No clue about gauge.
  14. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    10's on hard-tails
    9's on trem's
    9's on 7-strings
  15. dmaki


    Apr 29, 2000
    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
  16. 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!
  17. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    I use nylon strings..I have no idea what's on the acoustic..
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