#1
What do you think would be the best gauge/brand for playing thrash metal (like Slayer, old Metallica or Pantera) in standard E?
#2
whatever gauge/brand you'd normally use in E (assuming you don't normally use flatwounds or something like that).
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#3
I use a set of 10-52s so its easy to bend but with a lot of tension on the lower strings so they dont move too much when you're playing fast rhythms
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#4
James hetfield uses 48-11.
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#7
String threads are ******ed.
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#8
Pretty sure this is a bannable offense.
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#9
They are just ******ed.

Does OP like loose or tight strings? I likes 12's for E. Its not right unless your fingers bleed after a 15 minute warm up playing thrash.
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#10
Good... Actually i got a 12/52 set on my SG tuned in standard E, but there's really a lot of tension so i tought probably they were just too much. But if you say that you use 10/52 too, then i think mine can work too. About James Hetfield, i read that he used 11/48 around, but i read he used 10/46 or even 9/42 too. But i tought those last two were just too much thin, i tried to play some breakdowns on a strato with such strings and it was really tough, it was like the hand "sunk" between the strings.

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whatever gauge/brand you'd normally use in E (assuming you don't normally use flatwounds or something like that).


For this reason you can't use whatever gauge, and for the same reason i asked around about that xD
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