#1
Hi everyone. This is my first post, and question, so I'm really sorry if it's stupid.

I just got a Gibson Flying V a while ago. It's one of the faded worn ones with three pickups and a chicken head knob selector. But that's not important. I don't think it is at least.

Ok. So what is important, is that when I first tried the guitar, and I bought it, it was tuned to D standard. I took it home and played it like that, and thought the lower string tension was comfortable, and it sounded bitchin distorted. So I left it like that. Played Mastodon and stuff. The guitar came strung with .10 brite wires.

So I recently got enrolled in a music camp, and I am required to play in E standard. So I tuned back up to E, and I found it really difficult and uncomfortable to play, so I went to my local guitar store and I bought the .09's that I used to use on my Epi Les Paul. That was a really easy guitar to play, and I played it in Eb.

So I put these strings on today, and I've been playing all day to break them in, and there is literally no difference. So what I want to know is, is it the strings, or is the guitar's action too high? I have never had this much trouble playing the guitar, or any guitar that matter, that is except for a Strat. Thank you.

P.S. It doesn't help that I think I might have sprained my right index finger. But I'm sure that doesn't have much to do with this.
#2
Tune down and use the strings gauge and type before and use a capo. Or go lower to 8's.
EDIT: It's not really a stupid question tension drops a lot in half and whole steps, and different brands feel different.
Last edited by cfhwarhead at Jul 20, 2008,
#3
Thanks but a capo's not really an option for me. I play a lot of leads and I need the whole fretboard lol. .08's might not be a bad idea though. I'll look into that. Thank you very much.
#4
ok but if you got a 24 fret guitar you still have 22 left. you could just use it at music camp or what it is. peace nigga.
#5
i'd switch strings dude. try ernie ball super slinkys. they sound good, easier to bend/play with in standard tuning and i dont have any trouble with them falling outta tune.
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