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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-16-2009, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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what strings to use on my js1000 btb?

Hi guys, newbie question, what strings does the js1000 have as standard? 0.8`s??

I currently got 0.8`s on and i have to say im not getting on with them at all, too soft. Also struggling to get good harmonics on the 5th fret, not sure what was on it when i got it but the guy gave me a set of 8`s to re-string it as it needed them, so i guess i assumed he knew what it should have.

If i were to fit 9`s ( and re intonated) do you think i would i get better tone/playability? please educate me.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-16-2009, 09:57 PM
 
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Re: what strings to use on my js1000 btb?

I use 9 to 42 with great results on my BTB. on my Js100 i have 11-12 to 54-56 for C tuning

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Re: what strings to use on my js1000 btb?

9-42's come stock on the JS.

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Re: what strings to use on my js1000 btb?

JS guitars usually come from the factory with 0.9's. If you switch to 9's you should get some increase in tone, but playability is a personal assessment. Depends on what you like. Should be a bit stiffer.
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Damn Jimmy, beat me by a minute.
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what can I say moebius, I was just keeping my ear to the ground

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Re: what strings to use on my js1000 btb?

10-48 are perfect on a JS 1000.
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Re: what strings to use on my js1000 btb?

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10-48 are perfect on a JS 1000.
I agree, I find 9's a bit to light and 10's the heavier you can play the fuller the sound in my opinion. Having said that Joe uses 9's!
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wow, great response, thanks guys
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I agree, I find 9's a bit to light and 10's the heavier you can play the fuller the sound in my opinion. Having said that Joe uses 9's!
yup. I had 9's on my JS for about 5 years now and decided to switch over to 10's because they felt too slinky and couldn't stand up against my aggressive picking hand.
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Re: what strings to use on my js1000 btb?

When i first got my JS1000 it had 10's on it and not setup well. After my tech had his way with it, he just left the new 10's on and I thought I would hate it since I have only ever played 9-42's on RG's but wow, that guitar takes to those 10's nicely. The only place I notice the tightness is on the 21-22nd fret, otherwise I love them. Not too slinky, very solid.
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Re: what strings to use on my js1000 btb?

i recently switched to 9-46 on my JS and really like that.
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