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What is the best gauge for a beginner. Also, does it get thinner when you go to the lower numbers or the higher numbers. Lastly don't thinner strings lose tune very easily. Thanks.


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Quote by TMisthebest
What is the best gauge for a beginner. Also, does it get thinner when you go to the lower numbers or the higher numbers. Lastly don't thinner strings lose tune very easily. Thanks.


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Higher number = thicker strings. It's a measurement of the thickness.
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Quote by TMisthebest
What is the best gauge for a beginner. Either 9-42 or 10-46 Also, does it get thinner when you go to the lower numbers or the higher numbers. lower numbersLastly don't thinner strings lose tune very easily. only if you do it wrong Thanks.


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I would suggest 9's for a beginner. And the strings shouldn't be going out of tune frequently (Varies on how they're strung and your tuners).
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most people start off with .10's, most guitars come with .10's, therefore i shall say .10's.

if these are too thin, and you find you keep snapping them, go for .11's.

if .10's are too thick, and you find you can't bend them, go for .09's.
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9's a good starting point. You may wanna go thicker at a later date or thinner or stay the same...all down to personal preference.

Strings, whatever their gauge shouldn't go out of tune as long as they've been stretched.
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There you go.

Ok, when you buy strings or whatever they aren't all the same gauge
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Ok, when you buy strings or whatever they aren't all the same gauge



I'm not sure what you mean. All the same gauge within the pack? Or from pack to pack? Each of the 6 strings has a different gauge...
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i use nines i find they suit me best i tried tens but werent to my taste and hybrids but nah super slinkys all the way
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Quote by TMisthebest
Ok, when you buy strings or whatever they aren't all the same gauge


No. There's a variety. We're not talking the differences between the E, A, D, G, B, and high E strings. There are different sets where all are a little bit larger or smaller.
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the number you see on the packaging is the thickness off the high E.... for example. 9's go .09, .11, .14, .16, .32, .42 (from memory, which is bad, so those gauges may be wrong but you get the idea)
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I'm not sure what you mean. All the same gauge within the pack? Or from pack to pack? Each of the 6 strings has a different gauge...

See that is what i needed to know so like how do you get tens for all of them
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See that is what i needed to know so like how do you get tens for all of them


You don't, like the other guy said, .10 is the measurement of the high E.

Look at your guitar. The strings increase in thickness. That allows certain strings to be tuned lower/higher at the right tensions.
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See that is what i needed to know so like how do you get tens for all of them


You don't, 10 is just the name used for that set of strings since the high E is .010

Not all of the strings are .010
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See that is what i needed to know so like how do you get tens for all of them

Never mind you guys answered it while i was typing
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You don't, 10 is just the name used for that set of strings since the high E is .010

Not all of the strings are .010


How in the heck did we manage to write nearly the same post at the same time? Haha. Wow.
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Alright now i under stand thank you
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How in the heck did we manage to write nearly the same post at the same time? Haha. Wow.


I like how we both began with "You don't," and got the same message across.
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I love .9s. They are the only string gauge I like.
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I'd go with .10's. .9's break too easily, and they also coddle you a bit. You don't want your fingers used to playing weakly, do you?
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#22
I use 10's. if you change the string gauge you may have to re-setup the guitar. 11's are better for low tunings like open C etc and I've been told 9's have no tone with humbucking pickups.

I say you use what your guitar has on it at the moment though
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I use 10's. if you change the string gauge you may have to re-setup the guitar. 11's are better for low tunings like open C etc and I've been told 9's have no tone with humbucking pickups.

I say you use what your guitar has on it at the moment though

My guitar is going to have dual humbuckers
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#24
Strings really don't make a very big difference in the sound, if any. It's really all about feel and what you're tuning to. If you like to tune down to C or something 9s and even 10s can become floppy from not having enough tension, thus you need a thicker gauge.
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#25
I started with 9-42s. EB super slinkys are great IMO.

If you do a locking type wind when you put strings on you should not have much problem with the strings going out of tune but if you play a lot of bends and such on a standard tuner guitar you may drop a little

When you pick your guitar up each day, play it for a while to warm up the strings then use a tuner to get them dead on.
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sorry if this is stupid, but apart from bends how does the thickness affect playablity? easier/ harder ect
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sorry if this is stupid, but apart from bends how does the thickness affect playablity? easier/ harder ect

Lighter strings are easier to fret, and more conducive for fast playing.