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  • which gauge strings do you prefer,

    on scale 25"1/2 , opposed to 24"3/4, and if your into all the 24"/25"/24"1/2, let it be known, just the same...

    changes come w/ the whether...

  • #2
    11-52
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    • Lou Speed's Alt
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      12 - 50 something. forget exactly. 54? 56? on my strat

      11 - 52? forget again on LP and country gent


    • Pedaltones
      Pedaltones commented
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      10-42 on 25.5" and 25" scales


  • #3

    With electric guitar, I like .10-.46; anything smaller just feels and sounds too thin to me. I've been thinking about trying .11s because I play acoustic more and am more used to .12s, but I've been too lazy to try. As far as scale length goes, it doesn't affect what gauge I use at all.

     

    On a funny and completely unrelated note, when I ran this post through spell check, it suggested that I change ".11" and ".12" to "ass." What the hell is up with that?

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    • riff ie
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      all the sudden mothererfucjer got a problem w/ 11, and all yos'...


  • #4
    10s because they have a nice blend of tension and ease of playing.
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    • riff ie
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      reverberlayed wrote:
      10s because they have a nice blend of tension and ease of playing.

      agreed, yet i've been playin' w/9's as of last due to the VIKING disease, don't let it bring you down it's only shazbot yernin...


  • #5
    11's. I tried going back to 10's and it felt like playing with thread.

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    • riff ie
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      a bunch of fierce thick fingerd' sums', as of so. I played 11's through the past two decades, yet unovidable obstuction, has caused relent in the aformentioned...


  • #6
    24 3/4 10-46
    25 1/2 11-52

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    • riff ie
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      AngelofHop wrote:
      24 3/4 10-46
      25 1/2 11-52


      this is all yos'...supamuthafuka...


  • #7
    11-52 for me.

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    • #8

      It very much depends on the guitar.  Nothing less than 12-52 on Jazzmaster.  Nothing less than 13-54 on a Jag.  My Tele has 10-52, which I'm very happy with.  Not a fan of light wound strings, plain strings just depend on how you want to play - to bend a lot or not to bend a lot.

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      • riff ie
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        ****************i mean ass string minders abound...


    • #9
      10-46 are my babies.
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      • #10

        10-46 on either 25.5" or 24.75"

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        • #11

           I use a wierd set. 24, 32, 42 flatwound Daddario or Thomastik strings for the wound strings. I then use eiter Dunlop or Daddario 9, 12 & 16/17 for the plain on both my Strat and LP.

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          • #12
            10-46 on 24", 24-3/4", and 21".
            13-53 on my 25" jazz box.

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            • ChuckNorris1982
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              12-60 for me.  Strat tuned B to B.


          • #13

            25.5 scale: Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottom 10-52.
            Standard, 1/2 down, 1 down - dropped (drop C).

            I have used EB Beefy Slinky for down tuned drop B, or B standard tuning (like a 7 string but normal 3rd tuning on 2nd string)

            Thinking about going a little lighter and only using the 52 and 42 on low E and A cause I bend with just my pinkie sometimes, in drop tuning (bend a 9th up to minor/major 3rd), and it locks up, hurts like hell.

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