#1
i suddenly discovered that a professional guitarist i know uses .9 gauge strings. he told me it was easier to bend etc. i have been using .10s as i thought that was the "standard".

what do you guys use?
#2
I use 9's...
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#5
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Originally Posted by Twist of fate
I thought the "clean" button was to clean out the inside of the amp automatically, so I never pressed it.


Originally Posted by DjBrandenburg
pedals are stupid
#6
11's Flatwound D'addarios. Standard tuning, I like them, because of the smooth sounding(sonuva B to get used to them) bends they deliver.
#8
.13's in D Standard or Drop C.
.12's in E Standard.

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#10
11-52 dadderio on my t-o-m bridges and 11-50 dunlop on my floyd's, in e-flat
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#11
I've recently moved up to 12's in standard.Not sure if the neck can handle it though.
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#12
11-54 in drop c amd d standard
11-48 in drop d and e standard
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#13
using D'Addario 9's on my floyd guitar (in standard E) because i dont dare to change tunings/string guage and using Ernie Ball 12's on my ibanez (in standard D/drop C/standard B) but im gnna switch them for some 11's (DR Jeff Healeys) because I want it to tune to standard E to.
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#14
11's for E-standard. But I'll go down to 10's again.
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#16
I've recently moved up to 12's in standard.Not sure if the neck can handle it though.


i am amost shocked about so many people being paranoic like:
- u teik off ur all string it so bad for teh neck, it 'll warp
- havy string r bad for teh neck
do you realise guys there is that big metal thing called truss rod? using heavy strings can damage guitar only if it is lighter-braced acoustic or has no truss rod
Originally Posted by Twist of fate
I thought the "clean" button was to clean out the inside of the amp automatically, so I never pressed it.


Originally Posted by DjBrandenburg
pedals are stupid
#20
.11s - .48s in Drop C

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#23
Currently using Elixir .10's, the coated ones. My official preferred strings of all time.
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#24
.10's in Standard, thinking of moving down to .9's as when I had my strat it was easier to bend.
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#25
I'm currently using a custom set of Ernie Ball 11-52's in standard tuning; I like it so much I think I'm gonna stick with it for a long time.
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#27
10's on a Shecter C-1+, moved up from 9s. E-standard

I actually think its easier to bend in tune with 10s, because i like to go crazy on bends sometimes...i might even move up to 11s
#29
at the moment i use 9 gauge strings because of my floyd rose, but normally i'd use 11 gauge at e standard. my frequent use of legato has also made me want to lower the gauge of my strings.
#30
11-48 ernie balls.
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