#1
Ok so it seems like an sg can take any strings out there, whether u use nines or fourteens. i use nines personally, because i think they are faster and easier to play. but how does string gauge affect sound>? and whenever i play chords with the G string, not like power chords but like A minors and what not, it sounds like SH**T. it sounds like the G is out of tune even when it isn't. is that because i use nines?
#2
The SG is a short scale guitar (just like Les Paul, Explorer, Flying V etc. etc.) and has a 24,75" scale. That means that there's les pull on the strings making it more UNstable than longer scaled guitars, like Fender, Ibanez etc. You can fix the stabiliy by using heavier strings, I use and recommend 11's at least. It may sound crazy, but try it, it's not THAT bad
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very true about the short scale neck. 11's are not bad at all. Im running 12's on my Ibanez 520 wich is also a short scale, once you put some heavier string on it, the G will sound more in tune with the guitar.
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you need check the innotation
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yeah on short scale guitars AT LEAST use 11's,the heavier string will also give you a better tone.

regards the G string it could be a whole load of problems like the nut,the tuner and obviously the intonation could be off.
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How long have you been using those strings? I'd also recommend using a higher gauge. Shorter scale and all.
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#9
i recently purchased an ibanez s series and it came with 9s or 10s so putting on 8s wouldnt need any other alteration to the guitar would it?
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i recently purchased an ibanez s series and it came with 9s or 10s so putting on 8s wouldnt need any other alteration to the guitar would it?


Does it have a trem system?
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11's FTW...that's what i use.
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Does it have a trem system?

Yup but not a locking trem
EDIT - it's actually an SA series so it has no locking trem
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#15
so for my sg i can change to 11s when i use 10s right know and it wont damage my guitar?
#16
10s on a SG are OK.
11s are the biggest you should use, IMHO. Anything gauge bigger only on chunky necks.
Modern necks are generally flatter than those they used to make 20 years ago.
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so for my sg i can change to 11s when i use 10s right know and it wont damage my guitar?

If it was set up with 10's it should be fine

General rule of thumb one up or down from whatever it was set-up for is safe.