Guitar String Gauges

What gauges of guitar strings do you use?


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RLW

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If I had a choice, I would run 10-52. I play mostly Fender-style guitars, and they love big butt low E strings.

My insanely acidic hands relegate me to whatever will not rot away immediately.
 

ognolman

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RLW said:
If I had a choice, I would run 10-52. I play mostly Fender-style guitars, and they love big butt low E strings.

My insanely acidic hands relegate me to whatever will not rot away immediately.

Ok, just for you I have added "Big butt low E (10-52)" to the poll.  :toothy11:

JBD
 
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RLW

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ognolman said:
RLW said:
If I had a choice, I would run 10-52. I play mostly Fender-style guitars, and they love big butt low E strings.

My insanely acidic hands relegate me to whatever will not rot away immediately.

Ok, just for you I have added "Big butt low E (10-52)" to the poll.  :toothy11:

JBD

Butt, butt, I've ALREADY voted!!!


:laughing7:

You, sir, are allright.
 

GoDrex

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I use 9's and 10's depending on the guitar. I'm thinking of trying the 9's with the heavy bass strings on my LP, or maybe that extra light plus type.
 

DocNrock

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Most of my guitars are strung up with 9's.  A couple have 10's.  Once I get the nut filed, my f-hole strat will have 13's; it currently has 10's.
 

ognolman

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DocNrock said:
Most of my guitars are strung up with 9's.  A couple have 10's.  Once I get the nut filed, my f-hole strat will have 13's; it currently has 10's.

Is it legal to say "nut" and "f-hole" in the same sentence?  :laughing11:

Added "Other" category for those with more arcane tastes.

RLW said:
You, sir, are allright.

Glad I can be of service.  I think I made it so you can vote again if you haven't already...

JBD
 
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guitlouie

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D'Addario 10's every time in every situation.  If that company goes out of business I may stop plaing.  The only time I differ is when we're talking acoustic, but hey who cares about those!
 

ognolman

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RLW said:
It won't let me vote for my beloved "big-butts", but I certainly appreciate the effort.

Oh, well-- Sorry 'bout that.  The big butts are getting some votes, though!

JBD
 

jmasin

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Heavy, 12-54 or 56 depending on the set.  Use to play 13's but it just got kind of stupid... hands would cramp.  Loved the sound though.  Tuned to Eb though, no superman here.
 

cobra2411

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10's on my LP and Fender 150XL's on the other electrics...

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Not too different from a regular 09 set and I used to run them only on my Ibanez, but I got lazy about buying so many different types of strings...
 

AndyG

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Looks like I'm the only one (so far) who likes the "hybrid" light strings (9-46).  :icon_scratch:

They seem to be the most comfortable for both my 24 3/4" and 25 1/2" scale guitars ... added to that my fingers like bending the 9's, but I love the chunk of the 36 and 46 on the bottom.

BTW ... been using D'addarios forever ... and probably always will for my guitars.  I prefer the Ernie Balls for my bass.  :party07:
 
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