#1
Well well, I'm a rhythm guitar player and saddley... I have been plagued by the old old self conflict of... What gauge?


I was very happy with my Dave Mustaine ghs high gauge strings, and I loved the tone and power I had gotten from them...


But saddley, with higher gauge strings: speed lowers. If thats not so bad, hitting notes perfectly becomes harder than it should.


I switched too Boomers GBXL (john 5 commemorative set) And they sound loads different.


I guess the different gauges, going from heavy to extra super light can change the tone.


What I mean by is power choruds, rhythm, palm mutes are no where near as heavy as they where before.


Infact, it made my high-out put humbuckers sound more like single coils.

I mean, they probably would sound fairly well for a strat or strat copy. and maybe a few shredders but as for metal and thrash... Why its saddening.


I don't know if I should go back to the Daves or just another string type all together.


While the strings don't sound very heavy, I don't get ridiculous unwanted sustain when i accidentally hit the wrong string and also they sound quite nice clean.


Those are some things I really wanted to end.. and now that those issues are resolved, I lost all what originally turned me on to those heavy strings...


I dont know what to do.
#2
First of all, "saddley" is actually spelled sadly. It's really much easier.
Why not try something in the middle, like .11s?
I'm putting my GAS on hold
for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


Don't judge me.
#3
maybe go for something in the middle? Say you went from something like 13's to 8's? Try something like a 10?
#4
Just go a for a little thinner gauge than the Dave Mustaine ones, also, when you changed from really thick to really thin did you re-set it up and every thing? it can have a big impact on the way the guitar plays.
#5
My .09's are nice...
But this is a single coil guitar.

I've never used a different gauge, I might try one.