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looking for the right guage

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by 2KINGS, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. 2KINGS


    Mar 22, 2005
    Is it true that different types of music require different guage sizes for strings? I was told that heavy guage strings are best for heavy metal or hard rock. Ive always used heavy guage strings, I just wanted to know how the difference in the guage of a string effects the sound.
  2. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    I think at least part of that comes from the fact that some people in heavy metal/hard rock downtune their strings, and need the extra tension to keep it tight.