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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-20-2008, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Does any1 know what gauge of strings that the jems are originally shipped with? I feel very comfortable with the stock strings and i want to keep on using the same gauge.
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Re: Jem String Gauge

should be D'Addario 9-42
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Re: Jem String Gauge

Don't they put Elixirs 9-42 on the prestige models?

I know D'addario is mainly used in the mid range indonesian and korean made ones, their higher end basses are strung with elixirs.

I don't know if they stopped using elixirs for the prestige models though.
I always change the strings when I buy a new guitar.
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Re: Jem String Gauge

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Does any1 know what gauge of strings that the jems are originally shipped with? I feel very comfortable with the stock strings and i want to keep on using the same gauge.
you always want to use the same gague for floating trem guitars. if you switch to .10's the trem would have to be re-adjusted and if not tuning hassles and trem issues will arise.
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Re: Jem String Gauge

9-42. I've been using 9-46 on my Floyd-equipped guitars for years but I think I'm about to move back to 9-42 on some of them, mainly cos I really enjoyed the feel of my Jem when I first bought it, before I changed it over to 9-46 like the others.
I have 10-52 on my Telecaster and Strat copy, and I'm thinking of putting some extra heavy strings on my Bigsby-loaded Talman, because it feels a little wimpy using a Bigsby with thin strings.
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Re: Jem String Gauge

Every Prestige I have seen had D'Addarios on it, but I have no idea what the basses get.
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Re: Jem String Gauge

Cool thanks for the answers! I knew they were nines just not sure if they have fat bottoms. But i guess its 9-42. Do u think its worth it to buy elixir strings? Do they last longer / sound much better? Ive used earnie balls since i started playing and i love em, never had a problem.
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