Guitar Strings

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by mtizzle, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. mtizzle


    Mar 23, 2008
    I have the task of picking up my guitarist a pack of strings before our next rehearsal as he doesn't have the time to make it to the store, and I'm right next to one. Are strings as big of a deal for guitar as they are for bass, or will any pack just about get him the sound he needs. He's looking for a 60's rock type sound.
  2. OtterOnBass


    Oct 5, 2007
    They are important, especially string gauge. If he didn't tell you, you're stuck.

    Best bet is to contact him and find what he wants. If that doesn't work, but three sets of cheap strings, with the gauges, 9, 10, and 11 for the high 'E' string. That might be $12 total.
  3. Hi.


    It's essential that the gauges are the same, otherwise a setup is needed, the strings won't sit well in the nut slots etc.

    Contact him, that will be the wisest thing to do.

  4. Yngwie 4String

    Yngwie 4String Inactive

    May 3, 2007
    Auburn Nebraska
    Yes they are just as important. I reccommend either ELIXIR or DEAN MARKLEY BLUE STEELES and an Xtra light gauge because you can go faster on lighter strings and bends are easier. I use the Dean Markleys myself.
  5. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    On my guitar-i detune.....i tune it like a 6 string bass. So i use Ernie Ball Beefy Slinkys 11-54. They do B-C tuning really well.
  6. pmcdonough


    Jun 4, 2008
    Newark DE
    Earnie Ball supper slinky's are the only strings I use for my guitar.
  7. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    All D'Addario XL 10's here, but then again, you're going to get as many different opinions for guitar strings as bass strings out here, everyone's got their preferences.

    Ask your guitarist what he uses, buy an extra set and throw it in your case. I'm always packing an extra set of D'Addario 10's for my gui****s.