#1
I had my mom pick up a few sets of ernie ball strings today (I told her gauge & brand), and when she got home, I saw they were "power slinky"

does anyone know the difference between power slinky vs. regular or extra?
#3
They just give names to the standard gauges.

Extra Slinky = .008's
Super Slinky = .009's
Regular Slinky = .010's
Power Slinky = .011's
Not Even Slinky = .012's
#4
oh alright :]

and another question

the gauges for the strings are

11, 14, 18p, 28, 38, 48

what does the p in 18p mean?
#7
yea.. same here.. the p isn't wound
My Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Epiphone AJ
Ibanez Strat Copy

Amps:
Orange Tiny Terror Head
Old beaten up Peavey cab
Marshall MG30DFX
#8
to avoid making another thread, sorry if it sounds noobish but...

when tuning a guitar from a drop tuning to standard, should you tune the strings slowly to avoid quick tension... I"m thinking this may keep strings from breaking
Last edited by kylepianoman at Dec 31, 2008,
#10
I mean when tuning back up... like... from c or d back up to 3 on the high e string


because the pressure/tension is much lower and to go to something that much higher quickly to me makes it seem like it can snap easier
#11
Quote by AvengedFoghat
sorry to hijack a thread. but mine says 18p and it isn't wound.

well i guess that the ones without p are wound then..? makes perfect sense
#12
Quote by qstionauthority
phosphor bronze.
it's a wound G; it looks like strings 6-4, as opposed to the first and second ones

^Wrong.

It actually means the opposite. 18p stands for plain, or not wound. If you see a string with a w (example, 24w) it means it's wound. They give these clssifications on strings that sometimes come wound and sometimes come plain. Most often the G string.