#1
Hey I just wondered what kind of strings I should put on my shredding guitar. I have 08-32 but I heard the action can't be very low with smaller gauge... I don't know what to think.

Plz help me!
#3
E. B. skinny top heavy bottom. they are the ****. and cause they are a little bit thicker than normal strings you can have a really low action. they go from 52-10 so you get the good shredding strings and some really good bottom-end chords.
#4
I use .10's and I do just fine...my g/f's acoustic is .12 (as usual w/ acoustics) and I can rip it out on that too, but I guess, mathamatically, that lower guaged strings are theoretically better
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#5
i like the DR black stallions because of the coating.
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#6
go with .09's or .10's if you go any thinner youl break strings more often
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#7
I don't think it makes that much of a difference. Strings don't make you a good player, but if you're already great they might give you a slight advantage.
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#8
If you really want to shred I suggest you use Razor wire.

Seriously though, string brand and gauge is all down to personal preference; Malmsteen uses .08s tuned to Eb, whereas if I find .09s tuned to normal E to be about my limit as far as thin goes, I prefer using 11s dropped 2 steps down (C standard)
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#9
Ernie Ball Not-Even-Slinkys. I swear by them for all my fast stuff. They work even better when the action is set to about half an inch.
#10
I like thick strings. Not ridiculously thick, but like .11's or .12's are perfect. That way, when I press down on a string, it goes down, and not all side to side like thin strings do. I also think they give a better sound.
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#11
8-32?? Damn, I think Tony Iommi uses thicker strings than you do.

But just try some different guages, and see what you like. Personally, I dislike using anything other than 10's, but that's just what I like.
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#13
I like 09-46 sets. Imo DR Tite-fits are the best out there-they sound awesome and last ages too. If you want heavier bottom strings DR do a set of Dimebag signature strings that go 09-50.
#14
For the guy that said i'd break strings more often i'd like to say the last string i broke was 2 years ago on a guitar that was not mine lol!
Thank you for the replies, I have another question how 11-50 would feel tuned 1 step down in comparison with 8-32?
#15
whats so bad about superslinkies. (Unless you guys were serious) I use em all the time they're fine for me, I have the 10's and the action set hella low its real nice
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For the guy that said i'd break strings more often i'd like to say the last string i broke was 2 years ago on a guitar that was not mine lol!
Thank you for the replies, I have another question how 11-50 would feel tuned 1 step down in comparison with 8-32?


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#17
And would playing with thicker strings and with lighter strings after improve your playing? Or just make it harder?
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And would playing with thicker strings and with lighter strings after improve your playing? Or just make it harder?


I wouldn't worry too much about that mate. Just find a gauge you like, and stick with it. Using something a little heavier than 8's might be a good idea. You'll have more control over your picking and bending.