#1
I've got my beefy slinkies (11-54) on my strat and have been playing mostly in D-standard and Drop C, but a couple of days ago I tuned up to standard to play some stuff and it seems really difficult to bend the strings and play barre chords, are the strings too thick for standard?


Thanks for any help!
#3
Quote by Laslow
Yes.



+1

I find that anything over .010's aren't very comfortable to play in standard E.
#4
Girl.

I played with 12s for a while.

You just have to get used to it. It'll build up your finger strength and make you a more precise player.
#5
I dont use anything over 10's for E Standard

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#6
Well actually there is no specific gauge for standard, compaired to a lot of players they would be considered to have too much tension for standard E. But it's all down to the individual really, if you like it then keep it, just make sure everything is intonating correctly etc.
#8
i play 11's in standard because they give me a fatter tone than 10's. ive got no problem bending them. work on hand strength.

shit, stevie ray vaughn played 13's i think. he didnt have any problem bending.
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#9
Quote by bagpipemetal
Will this string gauge damage my neck if I leave it in standard?

not if you adjust the truss rod
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#11
Quote by JRKul393
not if you adjust the truss rod


This. For tension that great, you may have to do a small adjustment.
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#12
That's fine for standard, but if you're not comfortable, then don't bother. Some people like fat strings and some like thin. I like thin strings that I can really do crazy bending to and dig into
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#13
Quote by Kurapica
That's fine for standard, but if you're not comfortable, then don't bother. Some people like fat strings and some like thin. I like thin strings that I can really do crazy bending to and dig into



I'm a bass player first, so love me some huge strings... The other day i had some 12-56's with 24p G-string, and my freind (who is a really good guitar player) coudln't figure how I played without shredding my hands...
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#14
I used to play with 13's in standard. Man up.
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