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Guitar Strings

Discussion in 'Bluegrass [DB]' started by bassist1962, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. What I would like to know is what guage of strings (number of the high E string) do your guitarist use? I recently bought a flat top, and want to learn some flatpicking, and got called a wimp because my strings were to light. So, if any of you happen to play, or know what your guitarist plays, I would appreciate it.

    By the way I am currently using 10's, my guitarist uses 12's.

  2. Patrick Nelson

    Patrick Nelson

    Apr 10, 2006
    With acoustic guitars, .012's are light guage. .013's are medium guage. If you are just starting out on guitar, I would recommend the .012's.
  3. D McCartney

    D McCartney crosswind downwind bass

    Aug 1, 2005
    Tacoma WA
    For playing fast, medium gauge and a heavy pick, but for starting out light gauge should be fine.
  4. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Medium Gauge D'Arco Brass Bronze: 13, 17, 26, 35, 45, 56

    Set up properly, they should be pretty easy to play - its all in the shape of the board.

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