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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-10-2007, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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String Gauges Vai, gilbert, malmsteen, nuno

Just curious if anyone knows what gauge of strings these guys currently use?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-10-2007, 04:57 AM
 
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Re: String Gauges Vai, gilbert, malmsteen, nuno

Vai uses 0.09 while playing at home or in studio and 0.10 in tour
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Re: String Gauges Vai, gilbert, malmsteen, nuno

Nuno usually uses 9 - 46s to the best of my knowledge.
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Re: String Gauges Vai, gilbert, malmsteen, nuno

Malmsteen uses his signature set, which I believe is a mixture of light top and heavy bottom. His high E string is a .008".

The most balanced 9's set you will find is 9-12-16-24-32-44. For a 7-string, add a 59 for the low B.
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Re: String Gauges Vai, gilbert, malmsteen, nuno

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Vai uses 0.09 while playing at home or in studio and 0.10 in tour
was just reading recently on an article i think is on his site, he starts a tour off on 9's then when warmed up half way through tour or so he goes to 10's.

umm yeah that was picky of me
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