#1
I remember reading this somewhere... that he always/mostly stuck to 8's... wasn't sure if it was accurate.

Any other famous guitarists that stick to 8's?
#2
idk but jimmy pages e string was that off of a banjo rather than a 9 on a guitar and his b was a 9 gauge E
#3
8's on a Les Paul? Thats interesting... I've never heard that tid-bit of information before. I'd break too many strings....
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#4
ZZ Top I think
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#5
Yngwie Malmsteen reportedly uses 8s tuned to Eb on his strats; how that would compare tension-wise to a Les Paul with the same gauge I don't know.

Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath also famously uses really light strings to help his fingers (or what's left of them), what gauge exactly I don't know though.
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#7
Quote by geetarmanic
I remember reading this somewhere... that he always/mostly stuck to 8's... wasn't sure if it was accurate.

Any other famous guitarists that stick to 8's?


It's accurate, he's said it himself a few times. He would throw away the low e and string that with the A string and so on... The top e with a banjo string as K!!LsWiTcH said. Now he alternates back and forth with 9's as well - Ernie Ball Super Slinkys.
#8
my friend has a LP with 8`s, and it feels good
i would preffer some 10 or 12 but 8 are totally fine
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