#1
Hey, so I recently (4 months ago) bought a brand new B.C. Rich Mockingbird Special X guitar. Now, I usually play in Eb, so I was going to up my string guage to a set of Ernie Ball .10s (for a bit more tension). My frustration is that I've changed the strings and noticed ABSOLUTELY no difference whatsoever. I wanted to know if there was any place to find out what the factory strings were on it. If you guys could help me out, I'd be super grateful. Thanks!
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#2
i know gibson/epiphone usually put .10s on, i think fender usually does .9s but im not positive. either way if you put them on and theres no difference its probably because it had .10s on, you would notice a difference if it was a higher gauge string. and if it has .10s on it that really should be fine for Eb unless you like really tight string like me. in which case get yourself a set of d'addario EXL115W's. they are .11 guage with a wound g string. i love the feel and tone i get from them. ernie ball strings never do it for me.
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#3
I'm not positive, but I think it's an unspoken rule of thumb that guitars with 25.5" scales come with 9-42, and guitars with 24.75" scales come with 10-46. I've never seen or played anything that seems to be contrary to that.
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Quote by DaysofGrace
Hey, so I recently (4 months ago) bought a brand new B.C. Rich Mockingbird Special X guitar. Now, I usually play in Eb, so I was going to up my string guage to a set of Ernie Ball .10s (for a bit more tension). My frustration is that I've changed the strings and noticed ABSOLUTELY no difference whatsoever. I wanted to know if there was any place to find out what the factory strings were on it. If you guys could help me out, I'd be super grateful. Thanks!


You've discovered that 10s aren't heavy enough so what difference does the factory gauge make? Just stick some 11s on there and see how it feels, you're really over-thinking this...
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