#1
Gibson SG, Special faded? Not sure if the guitar matters, but my strings are stone cold dead and I need some news one and I'm thinking going .10 gauges, but I'm wondering if I should go higher for more sustain/better volume. Any hints/tips?

Also what are the best strings?Like the best strings that 1.) last long 2.) feel great to play on and...well that's basically it. Thanks for the help in advance
#3
Strings are subjective. Try some differant brands until you find one you like.

As for what gauge, that's also subjective. On a guitar with a stoptail bridge you shouldn't have to worry about sustain but .10's sound like a good fit for most. Might want to try .11's though.
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#4
I'll give the .11's a try just cause I think I already had .10's on it to try it out and they didn't make a difference in my eye. Or maybe they just had .10's on all along lol, either way I'll give .11's a try,


And I'll try Ernie ball and see what happens. Idk about slinkies though, what's so special about them?
#6
Well long lasting isn't my highest concern. It's really playability, and sustain. A set of strings that can really make my guitar amazing. y'know?
#7
a new set of strings isnt going to make a guitar play that much better. set it up afterwards too. that will make a difference.
#8
Quote by Mayonaise 812
a new set of strings isnt going to make a guitar play that much better. set it up afterwards too. that will make a difference.


It will compared to a set of dead strings. and I plan on setting it up after