#1
hey....my guitar came with an extra set of strings...apart from the one it alreadt had......and this is the 2nd time my E string breaks....since i dont know what gauge the strings are I was wondering if i put just say an E string that doesnt belong to the pack of the other strings...will the tension damage my bridge or something????
#2
it depends, if you had 9s on there and you accidentally get like 12s lol then yea i would mess it up a bit, but id say if it came with strings its probably 9s....so go buy some 9s
#3
Quote by Doctorfeelgood2
it depends, if you had 9s on there and you accidentally get like 12s lol then yea i would mess it up a bit, but id say if it came with strings its probably 9s....so go buy some 9s

what this guy said.


but this is exactly why i keep the original packaging.
#5
Quote by MAMADERA2000
thanx...

what do you mean by 9s and 12s.....?????

could someone explain that for me?

guage size.
.9mm

and i think the other would be
.12mm

not sure

don't quote me on that
#6
yea they guy above me is right

9 gauges are skinnier or thinner, and from your icon blink 182 thats about right for you

but if you play other stuff like ac/dc and stuff, or just rock in general id go with 10 gauge
go to a guitar store and either ask one of the guys to help you, usually people are pretty cool at music stores, or just go to the string section and look at the gauge numbers either on the front of on top of the box there in and there ya go
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#9
ok...i dont even like blink 182....just put it as an icon and thats it....lol....i play guns and roses....metallica.....some yngwie...acdc.....so would you recommend 9s or 10s?
#10
Quote by djmay71
guage size.
.9mm

and i think the other would be
.12mm

not sure

don't quote me on that


.9mm would be a rather heavy high E!!

The measurements quoted for gauge are actually in thousandths of an inch, so a 9 would be .009", and a 12 would be .012". On the other end, a 42 (standard low E for most 9s) would be .042", etc.
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#11
Quote by Doctorfeelgood2
yea they guy above me is right

Um, no. Its measured in thousandths of an inch. For example a 9 is really .009" and a 10 is .010".

I'm running 11's and I love them, but then again I am a recovering bass player and those thin strings really do it for me. I'd stick with the 9's if you are just beginning and maybe move to some 10's or 11's when you build up some decent caluses (sp?) and finger strength.
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#12
Quote by MAMADERA2000
ok...i dont even like blink 182....just put it as an icon and thats it....lol....i play guns and roses....metallica.....some yngwie...acdc.....so would you recommend 9s or 10s?

Not to be a dick, but what Yngwie can you play when you don't even know what string gauges are? Or is that the sound you're hoping to achieve through practice?

Overall, whenever I break a string, I restring the whole guitar. It's actually one of my favorite processes, cause then it's real easy to thoroughly clean it and make it nice and shiny. I personally wouldn't recommend leaving the same strings on and only fixing the broken one. Just take off all the old ones and restring em all with the new pack. And if you keep breaking them, look at the way you're stringing them and make sure you're doing it right.

Keep working at it