#1
well, i've been playing bass (and some guitar) for a while now...
and while playing i've been browsing this site and its forums, but i can't find what i'm looking for, so:
what's gauges? i know it's something string related, but what?
thanks for answering
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#2
gauge is how big the strings are, heavier the gauge, bigger the strings.


EDIT: Standard Gauge for guitars like strats are .9 - .42s
Gibsons and Epiphones are .10 -.46s.

of course you can choose your own. its all about preference really
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#3
it doesnt only apply to guitar strings, it also applies to wires or cables of any kind. like the guy said above its just the thickness
#4
"Gauge" refers to the thickness of the string. When people say they use 9 gauge strings that's the thickness of the high E string: .09. Most brands of strings that have a .009 high E string generally have the same thickness of the other strings.
1rst: .009
2nd: .011
3rd: .016
4th: .024
5th: .032
6th: .042
There are some variations, tho.
#5
ok, thanks... now i know
but what are the gauges measured in? is a .042 0,42 millimetres? centimetres? inch?
i'm quite a nerd, i prefer fixed measures...
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