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Old 10-05-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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good string shop?

Does anyone know of any stores that sell strings in custom sizes? I've set up my guitar for .10 - .36 for the sake of experimentation and I find it rather comfortable and was wondering of any stores that I could order said set from. I am growing rather tired of buying 2 sets of strings every time I want to re-string it.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:49 PM   #2
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Does anyone know of any stores that sell strings in custom sizes? I've set up my guitar for .10 - .36 for the sake of experimentation and I find it rather comfortable and was wondering of any stores that I could order said set from. I am growing rather tired of buying 2 sets of strings every time I want to re-string it.


Dude that's a whole nother problem.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:04 PM   #3
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Dear lord man, that phrase irks me like no other.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:05 PM   #4
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Does anyone know of any stores that sell strings in custom sizes? I've set up my guitar for .10 - .36 for the sake of experimentation and I find it rather comfortable and was wondering of any stores that I could order said set from. I am growing rather tired of buying 2 sets of strings every time I want to re-string it.


you can buy individual strings, you don't have to buy packs.

are you not concerned about the lack of tension on the neck? did you get the guitar reset for that tension? these are questions you should consider for yourself.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:09 PM   #5
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Dear lord man, that phrase irks me like no other.


All of a sudden I wondered why you would need such light strings?
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:22 PM   #6
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All of a sudden I wondered why you would need such light strings?


that was the first thing i thought. strings that light on a neck have consequences.

i am a bit surprised he can get a std tuning out of them... a 36 is an A string normally and that would have to be very slack to get a low E out of it.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:57 PM   #7
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that was the first thing i thought. strings that light on a neck have consequences.

i am a bit surprised he can get a std tuning out of them... a 36 is an A string normally and that would have to be very slack to get a low E out of it.


Floppy. Is he trying to djent in standard tunning?
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:37 PM   #8
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Its really not that floppy, however an unwound D string is definitely a thing to get used to, as is the correct push strength to not make the note sharp. and its been sitting in this tuning for a couple months now and there appears to be no adverse affects on the guitar. I also haven't the slightest clue as to what djent is.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:53 PM   #9
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The only problem you might encounter would be the string too lose in the nut. That's off topic. And it's doubtful you have that problem as you've been playing to a while like that.

Sorry I don't know any sites. I've used up all your phrases you don't like either so this is just a free bump.

Any reason you like those sizes? The feel?

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Old 10-05-2012, 11:02 PM   #10
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well I really like the lanky feel of nylon stringed guitars, the wound strings are tightly wound, and the unwound strings feel great on the fingers. the .36 and the .26 in this set are very tightly wound and the unwound strings are very nice feeling on the fingers. Plus I blocked my floyd, so I'd have the pads to hold the strings down regardless if need be. I'm just experimenting on my guitar a lot. I installed my control bypass switch a while ago too, drilled the hole and everything, didn't chip or crack the finish and it works great.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:26 PM   #11
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http://www.stringsandbeyond.com/singlestrings.html

there, they sell individual strings. you can make your own custom set. i think musiciansfriend and sweetwater do that too.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:40 PM   #12
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GHS makes custom sets, but im not pretty sure how the thing works.
http://www.ghsstrings.com/strings/customshop

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Not every dealer carries individual strings to enable players to customize their individual string gauges. Are there any alternatives available for players who wish to customize their strings through GHS?
One of the best resources we offer is our Custom Shop. This allows any player to develop his own Custom Set if there isn't one available. All of the strings in our sets - plus hundreds of others - are available to be put in Custom Sets. We will package the individual strings as a set for any player that would like this. Any GHS dealer can order Custom Sets with their regular orders. We do thousands of these for players around the world. Even if the dealer doesn't carry the individual strings the player wants, we can generally have them sent to the store within a matter of a few days.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:44 PM   #13
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I can understand wanting light strings. I had to switch to lighter strings after breaking my wrist. I went for 9-46 to 9-42. Doesn't sound like a lot but it made a pretty big difference to my wrist.

Find a decent ebay store that sells individual strings.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:45 PM   #14
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sweet, thanks.
Its funny, my friends mock me for using them and have trouble using my guitar because of them. However I could care less what they think, my guitar's my choice.
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