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String Gauges and what not....

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by ldiezman, Nov 22, 2001.

  1. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    Now I usually use light or medium gauge strings.. but do the different sizes offer variance in tone.. if so what does each gauge offer tonewise?
  2. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    IME, heavier gauges offer 'heavier', fuller tone... maybe due to more mass presented to the pickup, greater tension, etc... I've always felt that lighter gauges sounded, well... 'lighter', (sense a trend here?)...


  3. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    I use medium heavy 50-105 strings because I like the tone and feel. I dont think they make any standard string sets that much heavier.