Poll: What string gauge do you use?
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View poll results: What string gauge do you use?
8 or lower
1 1%
9
37 31%
10
49 41%
11
21 18%
12
6 5%
13
5 4%
14 or higher
1 1%
Voters: 120.
#1
I can't decide on what gauge, as I'm changing from 11s, was wondering what everyone else uses.
#2
I use 10's, IMO theyre the easiest strings to work with, but it all depends on what your playing
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#5
I'm an 11s guy electric, 12s acoustic
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#7
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9s, because i have a floyd rose


same here and string bends are easy and smoother with 9's
#8
I want to try and play a little faster, even quick little hammer on / pull off combos are hard with 11s, though I feel 10s won't be enough of a difference.
#10
10 gauge for electric, 11 gauge for acoustic, 12 gauge for hunting.
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#11
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I want to try and play a little faster, even quick little hammer on / pull off combos are hard with 11s, though I feel 10s won't be enough of a difference.


well, I honestly find 9's to be too light - its like playing with wet noodles. I'm not saying they're bad, tons of great players live by them, but if you're used to 11's I'm sure that 10's will be a noticeable difference.
#12
.7's Duh.


No, I really use 11's on the Yamaha (the 'DJ' guitar) and 10's on the Les Paul (the main guitar), mainly because it came set-up for 10's and the playability is so awesome that I don't want to ruin it with a different string gauge.
#13
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10 gauge for electric, 11 gauge for acoustic, 12 gauge for hunting.

#14
10-46 on my Jem, 10-52 on my Strat. Even they're a bit to light, they flap about abit too much on picking runs (which is why I hate 9s), but my vibrato doesn't sound as good on anything heavier.
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#17
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#19
9-42s, because I've never used anything else, lol. Well to be fair one of my guitars came set up with 10s once. First bend I did, the B string snapped.

So I went back to 9s.
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#21
I always used 9's but just got my first set of 10's. I think they feel insanely better but I can't do crazy huge screaming vibrato quite as good

still like them better.
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#22
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EB skinny top heavy bottom (these are the only good strings from EB)
Elixir 11s
D'addario 13s jazz medium gauge
#23
.11's, mainly becuase I have a short-scale guitar. If it was standard length, I'd probably be using .10's.
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#24
10's for both and sigged

Originally Posted by deportivo
10 gauge for electric, 11 gauge for acoustic, 12 gauge for hunting.
#25
I use 9s now, only because I cant fine any 8s in the music store. I try to find them as thin as they go.
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#26
9's because those are those are the most comfortable ones for me. I almost switched to 10's when my high e string kept breaking(and it was bad, broke 3 high e strings in 2 weeks), but then I just switched brands and I'm ok now.
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#27
I use 10's, but has anyone used 8's? They are so damn cool. I reccommend using them on any string through guitar.
#28
I used 8s once after playing with elevens. Jeebus. It was seriously like playing on hairs. The thickest string was like a 40.
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#32
d'Addario XL Jazz Medium 13-56.

Sound good... I play a Strat, so light strings sound waaaaaaaaay to thin, especially on the treble pickup. This way you get a cool balance of a fairly thick sound that still cuts through everything else.

AND I can still do two and a half tone bends with 'em. It's a matter of practice.
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#33
I prefer .11 with high action. I dont know but thats what I been using to play since the day I started. Low action, with .09 just feel weird