#1
Hi,

I know this question has been asked about 100 times, I recently restrung my guitar with the Cleartone 12 gauge strings, they made a lot of buzzing sound when I do the power chords and they hurt my fingers too. I am looking for some things that sounds bright and not too hard for my fingers. What brand do your guys recommend?

Thanks,
Kenny
#4
They do that because you arent pushing hard enough to make them not buzz so either get stronger or get a lighter gauge, the brand isnt important really. But elixirs are best. I use 9 gauges on a strat and they take a long time to break. I would suggest 10s for you then try 11s if that isnt heavy enough.
#5
Quote by Cris5949
They do that because you arent pushing hard enough to make them not buzz so either get stronger or get a lighter gauge, the brand isnt important really. But elixirs are best. I use 9 gauges on a strat and they take a long time to break. I would suggest 10s for you then try 11s if that isnt heavy enough.


Believe me, I did push hard till my fingers hurt but still buzzing here and there, I now think maybe the 12 gauge is too stiff. I will try the 10s next. What are the advantage of using thinner and thicker strings?

Thanks,
Kenny
#6
Quote by Sologuitar
Believe me, I did push hard till my fingers hurt but still buzzing here and there, I now think maybe the 12 gauge is too stiff. I will try the 10s next. What are the advantage of using thinner and thicker strings?

Thanks,
Kenny


Lighter strings are better for your left hand.

Heavier strings make it a hell of a lot easier to play fats and precise with your right hand.

Basically you should go as heavy as you can while still being able to move with your left hand
#7
Thanks guys,

Have you heard of Taylor strings? One guy told me to try Taylor 10 gauge strings, but I couldn't find anything under Taylor.

Kenny