#1
So I was just looking into some strings and I was also browsing through Trivium's website.

Under Matt Heafy's bio it says he uses Dunlop strings gauges .9-.50

Looked under the Dunlop website and I couldn't find those gauges.

Any info?
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#3
I believe the standard is 9-46 thus meaning he has a heavier gauge low E string than what you would get in a standard gauge 9 set.

I'm not 100% sure though :P
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#4
Set of 9-42s makes a .050 B string plausible.
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#5
B being the 7th string in case you don't know
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#6
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B being the 7th string in case you don't know

Wow.

Why didn't I think of that....7 string


So I should probably get 9-42's then? I won't have to worry about the extra 50 gauge string.
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#7
Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, i was only trying to help...
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#8
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Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, i was only trying to help...


???

No saracsm brah. I really didn't think about their 7 strings lol.

Thnx for the help man lol.

But would I get 9-42's?
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#9
First off, try different gauges and see what works for you. It doesn't matter what someone else uses, what's important is the gauge is right for you.
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#10
Quote by Kevin Saale
First off, try different gauges and see what works for you. It doesn't matter what someone else uses, what's important is the gauge is right for you.


I know but I'm not well versed in gauges. So far the only strings I've ever used were my stock strings, Some generic stuff I got from my local guitar store, Ernie Ball Skinny TOps Heavy Bottoms, and now DR Strings. (I forget the gauges but's like 10-forty or fifty something. Tite fit)
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#11
kk sorry for my misunderstanding then hope i helped in some way
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#12
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kk sorry for my misunderstanding then hope i helped in some way



The most helpful so far
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#13
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I know but I'm not well versed in gauges. So far the only strings I've ever used were my stock strings, Some generic stuff I got from my local guitar store, Ernie Ball Skinny TOps Heavy Bottoms, and now DR Strings. (I forget the gauges but's like 10-forty or fifty something. Tite fit)


Exactly my point, you need to try some out and actually keep track of what gauge you're using.
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#14
Quote by Kevin Saale
Exactly my point, you need to try some out and actually keep track of what gauge you're using.

So I wanted to give Dunlop strings a spin and I thought "Hey. Trivium is my favorite band. Why not try the gauges they use?".

Alas I guess I should get 9-42 amirite?
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#15
^Yeah, that's probably what you're guitar came with, or .010s
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#16
I play Daddario 9's And lately my fingers have gotten stronger so im considering trying the 9.5 gauge.
I do highly recomend their 9s though.
#17
Ok so I REALLY am having issues with my new DR strings. My index and middle finger are swole as **** and I'm having trouble playing cleanly,smoothly, as fast, ect.

So apparently I'm going to have to switch my strings like...soon.

So should i go with Dunlop Light strings? Or Dunlop Light Heavy?

I don't think it was the gauges of my DRs that did me in. There was only like on string that was a different gauge compared to my set before. I think it might just be because of the way those strings were made.

I went from Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottoms to DR Tite-Fite gauges 10-52

Now hopefully Dunlop
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#18
What was the gauge on the old strings?
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#19
Quote by Kevin Saale
What was the gauge on the old strings?


10-52 but they were damn near identical to the strings I used before which were pretty solid. Like I said. It wasn't really the gauges I think. The feel of the string was bad for my playing. As soon as I switched over to the DRs I ran into problems.
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#20
Then there's your answer, if you liked the old strings better then get those.
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#21
Quote by Kevin Saale
Then there's your answer, if you liked the old strings better then get those.


Yeah but the whole purpose of getting new strings was to experiment. I want to say I went through a few different brands and gauges and can say I happily like _______ strings best.

I've only tried really my stock strings, the ernie balls, and now dr's.

I just want to get around the block to find what suits me absolutely best.
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#22
The try a different brand, different gauges, strings are cheap so it doesn't matter if you buy duds.
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#23
Quote by Kevin Saale
The try a different brand, different gauges, strings are cheap so it doesn't matter if you buy duds.



Gotcha

So...

Seeing as how I throughly enjoy Trivium...and I've got nothing to lose in buying new strings (except maybe some dead skin cells off my fingertips)...

What kind of strings do you think Heafy uses? Apparently he uses Dunlop 9-50.

It would either be Dunlop Light strings with an extra .50 string or Dunlop Light Heavy with an extra .50 string

Thoughts? Keep in mind this is just me trying to give some new strings a whirl.
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#24
I'd say start with standard sets first, .9-.42 and .10-.46. If the .9s are too light then the tens, if the tens are too light get .11s. If a regular set doesn't work then try the special sets.
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#25
Dunlop Strings are a joke. The worst strings I've ever played. If you look at the ball ends on these strings, they almost come out when you put the strings on. Stick to picks and wahs...Back to Ernie Ball strings...
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