#1
Ok so im a noob and i have an Ibanez RG3EXFM1.

1. do all gauge sizes fit guitars? which one will work with my guitar.

2. What kind of string brand and size should I get?
#2
yes all electric guages fit electric guitars, ibane come stock with 9s, 8s are lighter and 10s are heavier, so if you use say C standard tuning you may want slightly heavier gauge strings to keep the same tension.
in essence stick with 9s
#4
Quote by Chaos Nil
Get mediums or lights.

More often than not, guages of strings aren't going to be measured in "Medium" and "Light." Rather 8, 9, 10, and 11. Personally, I like to stick with "Super Slinkys." I think the gauge of them is 9-42. They should be pretty easy to get used to. However, I'm thinking about switching to 8's of some sort. Easier to do big bends.
#5
Quote by arkham13
Ok so im a noob and i have an Ibanez RG3EXFM1.

1. do all gauge sizes fit guitars? which one will work with my guitar.

2. What kind of string brand and size should I get?


1. Yes they will all work but jumping to much heavier strings may require a truss rod adjustment. DO NOT ADJUST YOUR TRUSS ROD IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING!

2. Depends are you going to be using really low tunings? If so you would want to go to at least 10's or 11's otherwise if you are just using standard then go with 9's or 10's.
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#6
Sorry, I was used to D'Addario rating system of string gauges. I would therefore go with the 10's or the 11's.

D'Addario EXL110 Nickel Regular Light Electric Guitar Strings: Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46
D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings: Gauges 11-14-18-28-38-49
Ernie Ball 3221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings: Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46.
Ernie Ball 3220 Nickel Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings: Gauges 11-14-18-28-38-48.
Elixir Medium Nanoweb Electric Guitar Strings: Gauges: 11-14-18-28-38-49
Elixir Light Nanoweb Electric Guitar Strings Gauges: 10-13-17-26-36-46.

Edit: Added a few others. Apparently Elixer uses the "Med, light" measurement too. Usually its more uniform with the acoustic guitar strings >_>
Last edited by Chaos Nil at Mar 9, 2009,
#7
I use D'Addario 10's. Perfect all around strings. For heavier stuff like drop C, use their Light Top, Heavy Bottom set.