#1
I have a VERY light touch and pick lightly as well, and I find I can still get great tone from 9s, but I know a few people playing .008s and they still sound pretty good, plus I could do some crazy **** on such light strings so I figure experimenting wont hurt...

anyways, any idea where I can get a bunch of sets at once?

Id like to get 10 sets, but all I can find on musicians friend is a set of 3 packs for $11 and they're ernie balls. I dont mind ernie balls at all (I rather like them actually), but any decent brand will do, Id just like to see if I could get a better deal on more packs somewhere else...

zzounds doesnt even seem to carry .008s, or at least not very many of them...
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#3
If you're just trying them out, why would you get 10 sets??
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#5
well, I dont really care how they work out, I know I can play on them, and I also need a stockpile of new strings...

also, I have a fretboard with VERY deep scallops (my screw up) that I'd like to try out, and I think even light strings might bow it because of how deep the scallops are.
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#7
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#8
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I play elevens cause I still can't bend a perfect two tone up on 12s. I'm getting there though.


Yeah well I'm tuned to C/Drop A# so they're a bit more loose.
Once you can shred .12s you really shred those .9s to pieces.^^
#9
D'addario all the way I use .11's because I iz hard. But in all seriousness, .008's will be a pain in the arse to find, and will no doubt break easily.
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#10
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D'addario all the way I use .11's because I iz hard. But in all seriousness, .008's will be a pain in the arse to find, and will no doubt break easily.


Fixed.
#11
Quote by spiroth10
I have a VERY light touch and pick lightly as well, and I find I can still get great tone from 9s, but I know a few people playing .008s and they still sound pretty good, plus I could do some crazy **** on such light strings so I figure experimenting wont hurt...

anyways, any idea where I can get a bunch of sets at once?

Id like to get 10 sets, but all I can find on musicians friend is a set of 3 packs for $11 and they're ernie balls. I dont mind ernie balls at all (I rather like them actually), but any decent brand will do, Id just like to see if I could get a better deal on more packs somewhere else...

zzounds doesnt even seem to carry .008s, or at least not very many of them...



Just go to the strings actual website, i know d'addario has some on there site
#12
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Fixed.

It already said that. I used .09s once on accident and they sucked. .11s all the way!
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#13
ive slowly started climbing from low nines to 11s, im at high 10s now.

9s and below for the lose.
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#14
If you have a really light touch, you should try lowering your action too/instead.
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#16
He doesn't want advice on his playing style, that's his business. He just wants to know where he can buy strings...>.<

But yeah, juststrings.com is pretty sweet.
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#18
Quote by Tommy Walker
.008's might not be visible to the naked eye. .08's on the other hand.

yeah but he has a really light touch
#19
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.008's might not be visible to the naked eye. .08's on the other hand.

No. It's 0.008.
#20
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If you have a really soft touch, you should try touching harder

Yeah that's great advice
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#22
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No. It's 0.008.


are you blind?
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#24
Originally Posted by Tommy Walker
.008's might not be visible to the naked eye. .08's on the other hand.

where in that post did he contradict the fact that this thread was about 0.008 strings?
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#25
YEAH, who's thick NOW.
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#26
The guy who took 1 hour and 18 minutes to write a message and still included a grammar mistake?
#27
okay okay its .008 of a centimetre, and .08 of a millimetre isnt that correct? you guys are just counting on different scales
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#28
People don't understand decimal numbers. 0.008 is 1/125 of an inch across - not a centimetre or millimetre. That is smaller that the 0.01 (usually known by the redundant name 0.010) high E, which is 1/100 of an inch across. Note the extra zero in the first figure.. A 0.08 string is 2/25 of an inch across - roughly equivalent to an A, or a heavy D string on a bass guitar. Certainly not for a player with a 'light touch'.
#29
holy ****, did he ask what kind of strings he should use?

more importantly, does anyone care how awsome you think you are cause you use heavy strings and tune down to drop Q?

Stop saying "I use 0.013's blah blah blah u are geh cause u use 0.008's"

Please, leave your stupid comments to yourself, you can make your own thread and post about how you use "teh br00tal big strings and how geh people are that use anything smaller".

/rant

ernie ball strings are good, i use thier .009's and they last a very long time, you'll have a hard time finding a better deal on a large amount of strings, but maybe you could find an economy sized pack of ernie ball strings or somewhere that sells them in bulk
#30
Quote by Horlicks
The guy who took 1 hour and 18 minutes to write a message and still included a grammar mistake?


So because i don't spend every waking moment refreshing my list of subscribed threads that makes me thick? Excuse me if i had other things to do. And i'm pretty sure you don't "include" mistakes, you make them. Just ask your mum, i'm pretty sure she knows about mistakes.
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