#1
Hey, I'm new to electric guitar gauges. I know a little of these. I am currently using 9s super light gauge but my friend suggested I change my gauge for better and heavier sound. So, I decided to do a little research. And, I ended up on these :

http://rajmusicals.in/product_info.php?products_id=206

http://rajmusicals.in/product_info.php?products_id=209

http://www.bajaao.com/ernie-ball-skinny-heavy-bottom-electric-guitar-strings-p-4079.html

http://www.bajaao.com/ernie-ball-regular-slinky-nickel-wound-electric-guitar-strings-p-4557.html

Please help me select a gauge. I want to get used to 10s before I try advance onto the heavier gauges.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW:
1. I play bands like Children Of Bodom, System Of a Down, Sum41, Limp Bizkit and a little of Linkin Park too and obviously Metallica, Iron Maiden and MegaDeth.
2. I use various tunings but my most common are 1step down, Drop C, Drop C# and sometimes standard and Drop D. Now is there any particular tuning for the gauges I posted above?
3. I have a Licensed Floyd Rose Bridge (make any difference?)

Thats it, any help would be appreciated.
#2
.10, in my opinion, is the best when playing in E standard or drop D. For D standard, I think it's a bit too light. My favorite gauge is .11, as it can do D Standard, Drop C, C# standard and drop C# well. I do like my strings a bit heavy, though, so it might be possible to go as low a D standard with .10, but any lower than that is pushing it.

So, basically, you should think about what you play the most, and with that, decide the tunings you want. It's a bitchy business playing in a wide range of tunings, as I find there's no other way to do it well except to have lots of guitars for multiple gauges and tunings.
Gear:

Guitars: Ibanez SV5470F, Ibanez Xpt700, Fender MIM Standard Stratocaster ('04-'05), Jackson Ps-2
Ashton AG200,
Amps: ENGL E530, Bugera 6262-212,
FX: TC Electronics G-major 2, Behringer EQ700, Morley Volume / Wah
Last edited by The^Unforgiven at May 17, 2010,
#3
Quote by The^Unforgiven
.10, in my opinion, is the best when playing in E standard or drop D. For D standard, I think it's a bit too light. My favorite gauge is .11, as it can do D Standard, Drop C, C# standard and drop C# well. I do like my strings a bit heavy, though, so it might be possible to go as low a D standard with .10, but any lower than that is pushing it.

So, basically, you should think about what you play the most, and with that, decide the tunings you want. It's a bitchy business playing in a wide range of tunings, as I find there's no other way to do it well except to have lots of guitars for multiple gauges and tunings.



I dont wanna break my strings in the standard tuning so I wont be using .11. I'm goind for .10s but I'm unsure which company to choose:
1. D'Addiaro
2. RotoYellows
3. Slinky
#4
Quote by FlameGame
I dont wanna break my strings in the standard tuning so I wont be using .11. I'm goind for .10s but I'm unsure which company to choose:
1. D'Addiaro
2. RotoYellows
3. Slinky


Out of the three choices, I like Rotosound the best. They sound great and they come with an extra high-e -string.
Gear:

Guitars: Ibanez SV5470F, Ibanez Xpt700, Fender MIM Standard Stratocaster ('04-'05), Jackson Ps-2
Ashton AG200,
Amps: ENGL E530, Bugera 6262-212,
FX: TC Electronics G-major 2, Behringer EQ700, Morley Volume / Wah
#5
the best strings for me, has been dunlop and dadderio for sound/feel/durability
ernie ball sound and feel great but dont last and break alot.
all the other brands are worse then ernie ball

i recommend you go with 10's for now and when you get used to those move up to 11's, once you go 11's you dont go back
Member of the Schecter Hellraisers
Gear:
Esp Ltd KH-603, Schecter c-1+ and Epiphone Les Pauls
Carvin amps, Sperzel Trim-Lok, Emg active pickups only, Tonepros bridges.
#7
Thanks for your advice, I'll go with RotoYellows for now and then maybe try other brands.