SimonGrounsell
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#1
Hi all,

Had my epiphone les Paul standard ( left handed model ) a wee while now and I think it's time to change strings! Just wondered if anyone knows what make and gauge strings come on the guitar as standard as I quite like them as they are.

Thanks ,

Simon.
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#2
Are the metal rings at the bottom multi colored? They're probably gauge 9s
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#3
Not sure of the brand but almost all new solid body guitars come with 9s or 10s.
stonyman65
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#4
I'd say 10's.

8's on a Les Paul is kinda light. I personally wouldn't go with anything under 10-46 on a 24.75 in scale neck.
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I know some losers who like 8s on les pauls because they have girly fingers haha...

but like, most guitars come with .09s from the factory, mainly because they want the guitars to play easier to n00bs without a proper setup/any work involved on part of the resellers.

since its got a solid bridge though, the only change you might have to make is a truss rod adjustment, which is easy, and *maybe* an intonation (especially if it wasnt intonated properly to begin with, which it may not have been).

I agree that anything under 10s on a les paul is slightly ridiculous, seeing as its a short scale guitar and already has less string tension because of that alone.
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#6
I read somewhere that Jimmy Page uses EB Super Slinky's (.009 - .042) on his Les Paul, but he probably has a serious Pro set up his guitars.

I use 10's myself.
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#7
Quote by spiroth10
I know some losers who like 8s on les pauls because they have girly fingers haha...

but like, most guitars come with .09s from the factory, mainly because they want the guitars to play easier to n00bs without a proper setup/any work involved on part of the resellers.

since its got a solid bridge though, the only change you might have to make is a truss rod adjustment, which is easy, and *maybe* an intonation (especially if it wasnt intonated properly to begin with, which it may not have been).

I agree that anything under 10s on a les paul is slightly ridiculous, seeing as its a short scale guitar and already has less string tension because of that alone.
Billy Gibbons uses .007 strings on his Les Pauls in E Standard tuning. Brain May uses .009s on a 24" scale guitar. And a .09 string is what a baritone guitar uses for its low E.




OP, Epiphone Les Pauls are strung with .010 strings at the factory. There is no brand given, although really brand name is irrelevant anyway; what matters is how the string is made, not who it is made by. Your Epiphone will have been strung with strings made in the most common fashion. Look for regular nickel wound strings, such as those made by D'Addario and Ernie Ball (among many other manufacturers).
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#8
Quote by SimonGrounsell
Hi all,

Had my epiphone les Paul standard ( left handed model ) a wee while now and I think it's time to change strings! Just wondered if anyone knows what make and gauge strings come on the guitar as standard as I quite like them as they are.

Thanks ,

Simon.


Hi,

all Epi LPs come stock with .10 - .46

Epi-branded, probably made by D'Addario

http://images.epiphone.com.s3.amazonaws.com/Media/Manuals/StringGauges.pdf
SimonGrounsell
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#9
Thank you friends had said they'd be a 9 but I didn't think they were. Thank you again!