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?
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
oh alright :]

and another question

the gauges for the strings are

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

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

Orange Tiny Terror Head
Old beaten up Peavey cab
Marshall MG30DFX
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,
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
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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
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phosphor bronze.
it's a wound G; it looks like strings 6-4, as opposed to the first and second ones


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.