#1
So I'm shopping around and I decided I want to get an extra pack of strings to have around. I want 9's to keep what I have on my guitar the same but I looked at Ernie Ball strings and these say they are gauges 9-11-16-24w-32-42. What does that 'w' mean? I think it stands for wide but I'm not sure because other sets of strings with the same gauges do not say w after the 24, thus my confusion.
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#2
w=wound
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#3
I have the exact same set of strings on my Les Paul right now, and I have no idea why there's a W on it. The package itself doesn't have the W on it either.
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#4
Do they make D strings that aren't wound?

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#5
Quote by jthm_guitarist
Do they make D strings that aren't wound?


I'm not really sure but I've seen sets with wound G-strings (lawl).
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#6
The w means wound, and is usually only mentioned to avoid confusion. My .70 low E string is most obviously wound, a 20/22/24 is less obvious.
#7
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I'm not really sure but I've seen sets with wound G-strings (lawl).


What's so funny about that, my G is wound. ^.^
#8
Ok, why do they mention that when no other sets of theirs state that except for some sets that have that in the title or say they are "Hybrid Sets?"
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#9
The W stands for wicked, for when you wanna play a wicked lead, go to your W
string. or when you just wanna play something wimpy, just go to your W string now
see how easy that is.Or when you wanna ask Why? thats it , go to your W string!
#10
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Ok, why do they mention that when no other sets of theirs state that except for some sets that have that in the title or say they are "Hybrid Sets?"



Firstly W = Wound. Small string gauges can't be wound, so they're solid string only.

There are some gauges which are in between. A string like a .24 in one set may be wound, however in another sized set it may not.

Hybrid sets are a combination of two sets. The unwound strings will be of a certain set and the wound will be of another.

IE, "Skinny Top, Heavy Bottom" are the unwound (higher, GBe) strings from a set of .010s, whereas the bottom (EAD) are from a set of .011 or .012.