#1
What is the best string gauge for punk rock/pop punk/alt rock? Something that has a lot of hard and intense strumming.

And which one of these is better:

010-013-017-026-036-046

or

010-013-017-030-042-052
#3
Quote by Roc8995
There's no best string gauge. Try a few and see which works best for you.


+1 string choice is personal preference. strings are cheap. buy some different strings and use what you like. . thats like asking us what color shirt you should wear to the bar.
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#4
Quote by trashedlostfdup
+1 string choice is personal preference. strings are cheap. buy some different strings and use what you like. . thats like asking us what color shirt you should wear to the bar.


Depends on the bar...

Punk I always think has a higher tone and also a bit of a tinny sound, I would go for a thin gauge.

Metal --> meat --> thick
Punk --> skaters/crack --> thin

Try figuring that analogy out
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#5
^WTF?

It is all personal preference. Most guitars come with 10-46 and 9-42 stock. I use 9-42 and my guitar sounds far and away from being week and thin. I also use 10-46 and 10-52 depending on the guitar I am using
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#6
^it was meant more as a joke Robbgnarly. didn't mean to affend.
I always make the connection between heavy metal and thick strings for drop tunings and chugging, and a thinner gauge for surfer rock, punk, Clapton stuff etc.
I just don't see many heavy guitarists using 9-42 gauge and/or jazz players using 10-52.
But maybe I'm wrong. That's why I come to this forum, to learn new stuff and to get people's opinions from their experiences and knowledge
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#7
Quote by LuchadorMetal
What is the best string gauge for punk rock/pop punk/alt rock?


You're kidding, right?