#1
A buddy of mine uses 12's in standard, and I have a guitar (G&L strat-style) with Ernie Ball beefy slinkies on it. Anyone else like that feel?
I can't play guitars in shops because the strings are too loose for my taste.
I'm thinking about putting those on my Firebird for standard tuning.
#2
I have 11-52 in E standard but I'm thinking of going down to 10-49 or something since my playing as been really shitty lately. My fingers get too tired.
#5
Quote by Nightfyre
11s minimum for me.


me too.
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#6
Yea, I play nothing smaller than .11s, .13s on my Acoustics typically.
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#7
Whoa! Glad to know I'm not alone. I always see people on forums who complain that 10's are too big! I played 13's in D standard once. That was cool.
#8
Yeah, I even have .13s on my strat and then .10s on my Ibanez. Most of the time I am in standard tuning unless I'm learning a particular song. So mainly I would down tune my strat because of the heaviness of the strings if I need to. It only matters how you feel about it though. Is it comfortable to you, TS?
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#9
.13s on everything, for everything. I am a man, you see.
Last edited by Flying Couch at Sep 28, 2008,
#10
everyone knows real men use heavy string gauges.
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#11
Use heavier strings in standard tuning if you want more boom out of your riff. =)
#12
Just remember to set up your guitar for heavier strings. I didn't once and my neck bowed like a fricken parenthesis mark...

ie ( <---what my guitar neck looked like!
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#14
i tune to drop-Z and string my guitar with barbed wire.
#16
Dunno what tuning it was for, but a friend told me he heard that Stevie Ray used 14's at one point. I know that he usually played in Eb with 12s though, I think.
#17
I use 10's in standard in both my ibanez and les paul. I couldn't really go any further then 10's on my ibanez with the floating bridge and wouldn't really want to either.

And using heavier gauge strings don't make you more of a man lol. You could use 13's and a guy could use 8-9's who was about 20* better then you and im pretty sure he could get away with calling you a little bbitch
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#18
I am using 11's right now but I think they are to thick for me because I play with a lot of bending and it tires my hand out quicker.
#19
Quote by Bartleby
i tune to drop-Z and string my guitar with barbed wire.
I tune my guitar to drop-underscore and string my guitar with lightsabers.
#20
Quote by Bartleby
i tune to drop-Z and string my guitar with barbed wire.

That is br00talz man
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i tune to drop-Z and string my guitar with barbed wire.

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#21
Quote by Froboarder
I tune my guitar to drop-underscore and string my guitar with lightsabers.

Jedi or Sith? I heard Sith sabers give a much darker, richer tone.
#22
Quote by Bluegryffin
A buddy of mine uses 12's in standard, and I have a guitar (G&L strat-style) with Ernie Ball beefy slinkies on it. Anyone else like that feel?
I can't play guitars in shops because the strings are too loose for my taste.
I'm thinking about putting those on my Firebird for standard tuning.

haha, that's what I'm using right now. "not even slinky'

I like 13-60s with 28-wound G's. it's like acoustic status
#23
Quote by Bartleby
i tune to drop-Z and string my guitar with barbed wire.



epic win.
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#24
I have not even slinkies on the Firedbird in Eb. I'm thinking about just tuning it up to standard. I can make the adjustments myself. I've changed string gauges enough times that I've had my practice on changing the intonation.........
#25
...I use hybrid slinkys XD I've never tried really heavy strings. I'm sticking to the hybrids for now, though i may beef it up to see how it sounds.
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#27
11-46 on my Strat on standard tuning.
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#28
I use 10-46!

Oh well, I'm still a man.


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#29
i use 10-56 in standerd sometimes
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#30
Sometimes yes... when my guitar is stringed with a set of heavy strings and I want to play in standard tuning for a while...
#31
Quote by Bartleby
i tune to drop-Z and string my guitar with barbed wire.



On thread, I use 10's in standard but I'm thinking of going to 11's