#1
if you have guitars of both scale lengths, do you use different string gauges (presuming they're both tuned to the same pitch)?
#2
Depends on what you want. Longer scale lengths will have to have the strings tighter to achieve the same pitch. You can compensate by using lighter strings.
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#3
The difference to me is about a half a gauge, so it's always going to feel different with my different scale guitars. There are a few things you can do to change how the gauge feels like topwrapping on a tune-o-matic style bridge or using different types of string. There's no real answer to the question, though I suspect most people will use one gauge lower on the shorter scale so that they feel as similar as possible.
#4
i use different gauges
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#5
Colin got it.

12s on my Strat feel like 11s on my SG.
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#7
I use 10s on both, though down-tuning doesn't work as great with an LP with that gauge.


Quote by Roc8995
The difference to me is about a half a gauge, so it's always going to feel different with my different scale guitars. There are a few things you can do to change how the gauge feels like topwrapping on a tune-o-matic style bridge or using different types of string. There's no real answer to the question, though I suspect most people will use one gauge lower on the shorter scale so that they feel as similar as possible.

Certainly you mean one gauge lower on the longer scale?
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Quote by Roc8995
The difference to me is about a half a gauge, so it's always going to feel different with my different scale guitars.


same here. which is annoying, as that's a lot harder to change. tuning down a semitone, for example, feels pretty much like a whole gauge, so that's a lot easier to fix.

i think DR offers half sets, though, if i remember correctly. might be worth considering.
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#10
if you're in the middle of the pack running 9s 10s or 11s. It shouldn't be an issue. If you're already running 12s on the short length I'd go down for the 25.5. Keeping a 25.5 in 12s or 13s all the time is usually a bad idea.
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#11
well i mean i use 9s on 25.5" generally and I notice the difference. 9s are very slack on 24.75", but 10s are still a bit too tight.
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well i mean i use 9s on 25.5" generally and I notice the difference. 9s are very slack on 24.75", but 10s are still a bit too tight.


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#14
yeah that's true.

i mean if i wanted a work-out i'd go to a gym. I want to play the guitar.
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#15
i go one down. so for a strat i would go like 9 heavy bottoms. i rock 10 heavy bottoms on my 24.75
#16
I use 11's on all my guitars. But they're all 25.5", I don't have any 24.75" scale guitars anymore
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