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What gauge git strings for a fat fingered basist

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Smallequestrian, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. Smallequestrian

    Smallequestrian Rock and/or Roll

    Jul 6, 2004
    Chicago, IL
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    Picked up a cheapo guitar with good action on it the other day. I am wondering what guage strings I would be more happy with. I realize that I am gonna get some finger tenderness regardless but I would be interested in some suggestions. My main interest is blues and I have one of those Squier '51's with the single in the neck and a humbucker at the bridge. Thanks for the help.
  2. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Do you want an easy bend or not? The thinner the string, the easier the bend.

    Standard gauges are .10 and .11, I used to play with .10, .11 is a bit heavier. I don't think the thickness of your fingers can be "corrected" by using certain strings, it will all be terrible small anyway :smug: