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InvisibleRandalFlagg
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Electric guitar strings
    #3905605 - 03/12/05 03:29 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

What guage strings does everybody use on their guitar? I usually use 10's, but I occasionally throw some 11's on. 9's sound way to tinny and they bend like rubber. 10's sound ok and they bend decently. 11's sound very full, but they are pretty stiff. 11's are definately not for shredding.


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Re: Electric guitar strings [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3905636 - 03/12/05 03:54 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I use .10's for the same reason :thumbup:


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Re: Electric guitar strings [Re: stefan]
    #3905888 - 03/12/05 06:34 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Depends really on what im playing...I put heavier strings on my acoustic and thinnner on my electric cause i like to play fast bluesy rifts and thinner strings helps to bend and makes it a litle whinier in my opinion.Heavier strings will give a fulller effect and a better sound if your playing rythm or just stummin


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Re: Electric guitar strings [Re: Electric305]
    #3905963 - 03/12/05 08:15 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

i haven't played electric in about two years but i use elixer nanoweb 10 gauge on my acoustic, i definitely dig these strings :thumbup: :sun: :mushroom2:


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Re: Electric guitar strings [Re: joecrab]
    #3906006 - 03/12/05 08:55 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Usually 10's, sometimes 11.


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Re: Electric guitar strings [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3906158 - 03/12/05 10:44 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

10s.. usually ernie ball.


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Re: Electric guitar strings [Re: joecrab]
    #3906187 - 03/12/05 10:53 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

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joecrab said:
i haven't played electric in about two years but i use elixer nanoweb 10 gauge on my acoustic, i definitely dig these strings :thumbup: :sun: :mushroom2:




ELIXIR strings were a gift from god. if you like them, get your local giutar store to order you a set of the original coating. it is thicker than the nanoweb, but makes it a very smooth play. plus, the stay "live" for 2-3 times longer than standard strings.


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Re: Electric guitar strings [Re: automan]
    #3906269 - 03/12/05 11:17 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

yeah, ive heard a lot of good things about elixir. i haven't tried them myself though. they're a bit expensive aren't they...


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Re: Electric guitar strings [Re: Locus]
    #3908631 - 03/12/05 08:11 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

elixirs :thumbup: .....  i got .11 nanowebs on my electric right now ... i like them just as much as the original elixir's...


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Re: Electric guitar strings [Re: Infrared]
    #3909125 - 03/12/05 10:24 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

.11!, jesus christ man. how would i ever do 2 whole step bends with that?!?!

i wont put anything but ELIXIR's on any of my guitars or basses. i use gibson strings on my banjo and mandolin.


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Re: Electric guitar strings [Re: automan]
    #3909855 - 03/13/05 01:27 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

i use .11s or .12s to acheive a thicker tone. these strings are not hard to do bends with, ya just gotta stretch em out for a while before u really start to play hard and do bends. when i first began using higher gauge strings they would break often, due to higher tension i guess. but now that i stretch them before i play every day they last for months and months. come to think of it, i cant remember the last time i broke one.


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Re: Electric guitar strings [Re: Locus]
    #3910043 - 03/13/05 02:14 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

Locus said:
10s.. usually ernie ball.




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Re: Electric guitar strings [Re: liveby]
    #3910629 - 03/13/05 09:19 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

9's or 10's depending on what I'm doing ,
if I'm recording (which I;m alway's doing) or
playing live ,I'll use ten's GHS BOOMER'S.
also with my active guitar's I can get away with lighter gauges.


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Re: Electric guitar strings [Re: ant61]
    #3911137 - 03/13/05 01:24 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

i buy those ernie ball super thick gauge strings for the guitar i drope tune, and .10's for the standard tuned guitar.


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Re: Electric guitar strings [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3911183 - 03/13/05 01:42 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I have round-wound .11's on my semi hollowbody :cool:


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Re: Electric guitar strings [Re: aje]
    #3911762 - 03/13/05 04:12 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

daddario .13's they are real thick but have great tone..
i think most jazz type guitarists use the heavier gauges


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Re: Electric guitar strings [Re: dante]
    #3912080 - 03/13/05 05:32 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I usually use D'addario .11s for my electrics (a strat and an SG) and .12s or .13s for my acoustic.

I've tried the elixir/coated strings, and they're nice, but I usually end up breaking one in about the time a normal set would go manky, so it makes sense to save a couple of quid and just get the normal ones.

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Re: Electric guitar strings [Re: automan]
    #3912166 - 03/13/05 05:49 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

lol.... actually i have .10 .... i was messed up when i wrote that and i didnt re-read it


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Re: Electric guitar strings [Re: Infrared]
    #3912226 - 03/13/05 06:03 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Dr 12-56s


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Re: Electric guitar strings [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #3915530 - 03/14/05 10:19 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

I use the lightest strings I can find.


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