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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-08-2008, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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What gauge string does Vai use on his JEMs? What do you use on yours?

So: What gauge string does Vai use on his JEMs (if anyone knows)? What do you use on yours?

Curious to know if people are use a lighter gauge (e.g. .009 - .042) on these.
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Re: What gauge string does Vai use on his JEMs? What do you use on yours?

As far as I know RGs and Jems come with 9's as standard.
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Re: What gauge string does Vai use on his JEMs? What do you use on yours?

Vai uses .009 when he starts practicing before a tour and .010 after
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Re: What gauge string does Vai use on his JEMs? What do you use on yours?

I read an interview with him from a few years back where he said he used Gibson Brite Wires and liked .009 - .042 on the road and .010 - .048 in the studio. The lighter strings on the road save his hands.

Not sure if that's still the case, but if he's used Evo for this long...
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Re: What gauge string does Vai use on his JEMs? What do you use on yours?

Does anybody know what gauge he uses on the bad horsie guitar with the drop tuning?
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