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Gauges

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by I_am_Rage, Mar 4, 2001.


  1. Also what type of tone does heavy, medium, and light gauges each have and what's the differences between them??
     
  2. I really liked LaBella Hard-Rockin' Steel, the M45 set. They sounded amazing, especially the new version. Meaty, but clear. Loud and balanced. So I tried a heavier and a lighter gauge in the same series and both were murky in comparison. For me, that pretty much killed any generalizations I may have entertained about gauging and tone.
     
  3. Well, what gauge of Ernie Ball slinky's would you prefer to put on Fender Jazz Standard (mexican)?
     
  4. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    You could have someone measure your old strings with a micrometer, then get the same guage. That might be a good starting point, since the bridge and neck would require minimal adjustment.

    I_am_calm :D
     
  5. either super slinky or hybrid slinky. i like the high strings to be a bit light.