#1
i'm using gauge 8-42, i use to use 9's. Iam finding that the high E is somewhat harder to pick. is this possible ? i was easier with 9's, i just bought 8's to try them out and they are pretty bad..what i just wanted some1 else's opinion.
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#3
I personally prefer 11s or 12s. Just try out different string gauges and see how they work out.
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#4
it probably doesnt matter, but, if you're used to something it will take a little while to get used to something different, so just give it a little time
#5
i had 8s one time i hated them, 9s were ok, now im using 10s, i didnt like 12s though


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#6
I don't like small string gauges, I find them flimsy and uncomfortable. I go with 52's. I shan't play anything bigger than that, though, as I only drop tune to D.

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#7
Personally, I use 9's. I have a pack of 12's laying around, though, because I want to try them, but since I just replaced my strings, and I don't want to cut them so soon, I'll have to wait a while. But yeah, 9's are good, I'm scared of 8's, because even with 9's, i have a tendency to snap my D string.
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#8
i get the big zakk wyled strings 60g the 70g didnt fit on myguitar
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#9
so 10's are good? iam a prolly get 9's and 10's. thanks for the help
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#10
i use 9s n 10s there good,
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#11
i hate small gauge strings. When im trying to do chords with .9s (i haven't even tried .8s) its always out of tune becuase i end up pushing to hard and accidently bend it out. and of course they break easier. .10's and .11s are perfect for me haven't tried .12 gauges either.
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#12
ive always used 9s, ive only broken 3 strings in 3 years as well so they dont break that easily, i like them for the easier bending and vibrato but i have always wondered about higher gauges being easier to pick because i would have thought they would fap about less