#1
hey everyone
i was just wondering if string gauge made a difference in tone
i've only used .09 the first 3 restrings of my life and whenever i bought a new guitar and they came stock, then i switched to .11 for a while and now i'm on .10
i don't play in a band or anything i barely know how to play but for the most part i just practice mini-solos, you know harmonies and stuff the kind of stuff that usually go on the first 4 strings between 12 and 24 so i don't usually use the last string and the tone is pretty clear as you would expect it to be
but when i try to play on the last two like sort of playing a riff it sounds really muddy, do you think that if get .09s the tone's muddiness will go away even slightly?
#2
what guitar and amp are you playing through?
its more likely that than the gauge of string
#3
If you're using the same tuning, with different string gauges, you will notice a change in tone. Thicker strings in E standard will give you a beefier tone over 9's
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#4
i have a bc rich jr v with sd jb/jazz and i'm not using an amp i'm playing in my headphones with a zoom g2
i'm playing in D
#5
Going to lighter strings makes the low end more muddy, not less. Anway, the reason you have a muddy tone is because you’re playing pickups with a thick tone through a poorly configured modeling amp. Look up patches for your G2 online and try stuff until you find something that can clean up the lows and mids in your sound.
#6
I'd recommend getting it set up properly if you want to change string gauge. Could be a number of things causing it to be muddy without a setup.
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#7
Currently on a 12-49 setup for E,thinking about going 10-52,I don't like my E sloppy ;(
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#8
i use the earnie ball heavy bottoms with the heavier wound strings. theyre great cause the heaviness means that riffage sounds really strong but the g b & e are still easy to solo and bend on.