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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-01-2008, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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string gauge + flutter

What gauge strings allows for the best flutter?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-02-2008, 11:17 AM
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Re: string gauge + flutter

It doesn't really make much difference unless you are using really heavy strings [12's or 13's] then it would be harder I guess... Actually I haven't tried it but generally I use 9's or 10's and I can flutter to the moon
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-02-2008, 11:50 AM
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Re: string gauge + flutter

define flutter... im not sure what that means
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-02-2008, 01:00 PM
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Re: string gauge + flutter

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define flutter... im not sure what that means
Flutter occurs when the player either hits the body of the guitar (typically with their hand/fist) or flicks the tip of the trem bar causing the trem to waver (flutter) very quickly creating a shallow and fast vibrato effect.

The most important thing to consider when trying to get flutter is the stiffness of the trem set-up. The stiffer it is (more springs and/or the claw is tightened down), the more difficult it will be to get flutter, if at all.

The stiffness of the trem system is tied in to the string gauge to some degree because the trem springs have to be able to counteract the tension of the strings while still keep the trem base parallel to the body.

I've never had a problem getting flutter with 9s or 10s but that's all I've ever used on my trem guitars and even then, I've primarily owned guitars with Floyd Roses.
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