Members nickeroo Posted July 16, 2010 Members Share Posted July 16, 2010 Did Fender use way back in the 50s and early 60s? I am asking because I read this about why Ernie Ball's strings took off: With the guitar-based rock revival of the 1960s, Ball noticed that beginning students were having difficulty playing the bestselling Fender #100 medium gauge strings, particularly in holding down or bending the stiff 29-gauge third ("G") string. At the time, it was common for a set of strings to have a "wound" third string. He approached the Fender company with the problem, suggesting a lighter gauge but was rebuffed. Could not find anything about Fender #100 medium gauge strings. Is that true about a 29 gauge G string? Yikes! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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