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Yep, I like having different feels and sounds, and this helps me in doing so 15 62.50%
No, it screws up my 9-42 bending-training man! 9 37.50%
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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-18-2009, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Do your guitars have different string gauges?

Wondering if I see some of these collections of guitars here on Jemsite
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-18-2009, 11:25 AM
 
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Re: Do you guitars have different string gauges?

Most have 10's, but my strat sometimes gets 11's for those SRV moments or down tuning, and I have an RG that usually has girly 9's on it.
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-18-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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Re: Do you guitars have different string gauges?

10s across the board for all electrics. 10s also for the 12-string acoustic, 12s for the 6 string acoustic
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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-18-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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Re: Do you guitars have different string gauges?

10s on S670 and tele, 11s on Strat coz it's in Eb
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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-18-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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Re: Do you guitars have different string gauges?

9s on my electrics and 10s on my acoustics.
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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-18-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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Re: Do you guitars have different string gauges?

I have guitars with different string gauges, but only because they are tuned differently. The different gauges I use keep a pretty even tension on all my guitars.
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-18-2009, 02:34 PM
 
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Re: Do you guitars have different string gauges?

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girly 9's


I feel deeply traumatized and emotionally scarred at this swipe at my masculinity as i use 9-42s!!!



I started using 9-46 on my Explorer a while ago but it's a pain having to buy spares for 2 different gauges so went back to the "girlies"
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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-18-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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Re: Do you guitars have different string gauges?

I like 9's on my whammy bar Ibanezes and 10's on hardtails.
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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-18-2009, 03:58 PM
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Re: Do you guitars have different string gauges?

10's are a bit stiff for me.especially for playing solo's.been using 9's since day 1 (15 years)
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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-18-2009, 04:03 PM
 
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Re: Do you guitars have different string gauges?

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I feel deeply traumatized and emotionally scarred at this swipe at my masculinity as i use 9-42s!!!
Once you reach puberty you'll find that you've become man enough for the 10s - you may even get hairs on your chest

More seriously, I've been using 10s for so long now on my main guitars that I find 9's quite difficult to adjust to. The 10s make up for my poor picking technique too!
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Re: Do you guitars have different string gauges?

For the most part, I choose string gauges based upon scale length so:
- The Charvel Strats and Ibanez PGM301s all get 10-46
- The LP Classic gets 11-49
- The Brian May gets 9-42. Despite it's really short (24") scale length, the lower frets and smaller fingerboard radius made it feel a lot different than any of my other electrics.
- The Ovation Adamas gets standard acoustic lights (12-53) but tuned down a half-step. I haven't found a set of acoustic strings that have slightly less tension than standard acoustic lights (at concert pitch) and still sound good to me.
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Once you reach puberty you'll find that you've become man enough for the 10s - you may even get hairs on your chest


I've heard that i'll probably go through a phase of being a right little sh*t too

Part of me doesn't think i'll ever grow up though.....it sounds too boring
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Re: Do you guitars have different string gauges?

All my guitars have about the same scale length (25.5") and tuning, and they all have the same strings (EB Hybrid Slinkies, 9-46).
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a phase of being a right little sh*t too
I've not stopped!
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Re: Do you guitars have different string gauges?

Excluding acoustic guitars, I generally use 9 - 42 on most guitars, except for one guitar with custom lights (9's with a thicker bottom gauge - I don't remember the gauges off hand) and another with 10 - 46 (Again, I don't remember the gauges off hand)
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