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Recommend me gauges

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by xXMurderSoulXx, Aug 8, 2007.


  1. Well I started playing in A (ADGCF), and on the 3,4 and 5th strings I'm getting massive fret buzz. I'm using 45-65-80-100-130. What size should I use?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Roland777

    Roland777

    Jun 1, 2006
    Sweden
    I'm able to play a .135 perfectly at "35. Judging by the sound of things, I'd say you need to get a .145 and work your way down from there. 45-60-80-105-145 off the top of my head, would give you a nice balanced set.
     
  3. knuckle_head

    knuckle_head Commercial User

    Jul 30, 2002
    Seattle
    Owner; Knuckle Guitar Works & Circle K Strings
    La Bella makes a medium balanced 4 string set that runs .110 .085 .061 (.060) .044 (.045) - see if you can find a similarly-gauged set and put a .140 or .145 underneath as suggested above
     
  4. Bass Below

    Bass Below

    Oct 24, 2006
    New York
    Here's what I use in a similar tuning: 165-120-85-65-50

    That's an SIT/Conklin .165, the rest are singles from Ken Smith.

    That is a temporary fix, of course, as I am waiting for my Knuckle Quake, the real solution.
     
  5. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Whoa! Those are some heavy strings... :eek:

    MM
     

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