Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Instruments > Electric Guitar
User Name  

Old 03-22-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2012
String Gauge

I'm a fan of lower gauge strings. I was thinking about using a custom string setups. I like using 8's so i can fly around the fretboard and perform unearthly bends. I play very light as well but i hate the fact that the 6th string buzzes and I go out of tune rather quickly. Would the intonation or neck be messed up if i used these gauges


basically the bottom four of a pack of ernie ball 8's and the top two of the skinny top/heavy bottom.

7stringguru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 01:10 PM   #2
Bertallica's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: San Anto Tx
I'm assuming you'd be tuning to E-standard or Drop D. In either case, you'll have a had time getting the heavier strings to intonate properly, those saddles will have to go back way further than normal.
Imagination is more important than knowledge...
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
- Albert Einstein -
Bertallica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 01:27 PM   #3
5150 III Enthusiast
Lavatain's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: England
I do believe a pack of Ernie ball 8's TOP four strings would be 8, 11, 14, 22. The bottom two of STHB would be 42, 52 yeah. I don't see why it wouldn't be doable but I'd recommend trying Hybrids if you haven't already. They use the thinner top three super slinky strings, and the thicker bottom three regular slinky strings.
Lavatain is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:46 PM.

Forum Archives / About / TOS / Advertise with us / Customer Support / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2016
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.