#2
never.......they can get as loose as 9s at d standard though.

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#4
probably Eb. for Eb, i don't like 10s. they're too thin for that. i play E standard with 10s. Eb, i'd want 11s. for shorter scaled guitars like les pauls (my 'normal' scale length is 25.5" of strats) i want 11s as well.
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#5
Quote by metallicafan616
never.......they can get as loose as 9s at d standard though.

You're a ****ing retard.
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#6
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probably Eb. for Eb, i don't like 10s. they're too thin for that. i play E standard with 10s. Eb, i'd want 11s. for shorter scaled guitars like les pauls (my 'normal' scale length is 25.5" of strats) i want 11s as well.


i play in eb with 9's al the time and they're not sloppy
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#7
Quote by One Way Ticket
You're a ****ing retard.

How is he? .10's will never truly feel like .09's
#8
i personally use .11's and am always in Eb tuning. however i have no idea how it would feel in any other gauge. i can say that the tension is a little stiff but its nothing bad. i can do bends and vibrato fine.
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#9
You are asking guitarists to do a math problem...not likely to get a CORRECT response! :p The mathematical equation would have to take into consideration the scale length of your instrument, and the result would most likely will not end on a defined tone. Maybe Eb 3/4? Bending a string gauge 1/1000 of an inch thicker should not be so difficult as to require down-tuning. Then all your other strings will bend TOO easily.
#10
^It's not math. Physics, bub.
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You're a ****ing retard.

How do you know? Anyways, retarded or not, he's right.
#11
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^It's not math. Physics, bub.

How do you know? Anyways, retarded or not, he's right.

Physics requires math too bub.
#13
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How do you know? Anyways, retarded or not, he's right.


thanks pikka

sometimes i wonder if im the only one who feels a difference with every string gauge - apparently not

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#14
Just multiply your scale length by .001 and add the result to your scale length. Then mark that spot on the string and downtune until that mark is at the precise edge of your nut. Eh...maybe that doesn't even work...
#16
Physics is a division of mathematics.

And to answer the question, I believe Eb.
#17
Physics is the theory, math is the solution, bub. As well as metallurgy at such low tolerances.
#18
^Correct. And metallurgy is... physics interleaved with chemistry, as far as I know.