What size are your strings?
Hey, I have a simple question for everyone. I am wondering what gauge (is it gauge or gage hmm...) strings does everybody play on your acoustic and on your electric? And why? Also please include if you use .012's (I call them twelves, is that proper terminology?) but you tune down a half a step to lower the tension.
I have been wondering lately if I should aspire to using heavier strings so I was wondering what does everyone uses and why. Thanks for any responses.
And I looked up gauge at dicitonary.com and it can be written as gauge or gage, in case you were wondering.
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I use D'Addarrio 9s on my electric guitars. And Elixers mediums on my acoustic guitar.
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D'Addario XL 10s on my electric, John Pearse Phosphor Bronze Lights on my acoustic.
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Guild 11s on one acoustic, D'addario 11s on the other. ( I went to get new strings for guitar #2 last week and the only thing they had in stock was by some outfit Memphis String Company or some such thing. Oh, the trials of small town life).
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d'addario 10's on my electric.no acoustic ;)
This may work better as a poll...A seperate one for acoustic and electric.
I use electric .10 GHS Boomers, I think im going to move to .11's soon though.
For accoustic guitar, John Pearse strings are awesome.
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It doesn't really matter to me, I use 10's on my electric (fender bullets) and 13's on my acoustic... I've been thinking of putting 13's on my electric as well, but i believe that using strings that thick will ruin the tremelo.
I use Martin 12s on my Martin, tuned 1/2 step down. And Ernie Ball/D'Addario/Dean Markley 9s on my Ibanez electric, tuned standard. I also use Martin Silk and Steel Standard guage on my old Johnson acoustic.
13's on the acoustic, 10's on one electric, 11's on the other
I have Dean Markley Blue Steel 12's on my acoustic. GHS Boomers 10's on my strat knock off and I just put GHS Boomers 11's on my Schecter and dropped the action as low as possible. May go to 12's soon.
On the acoustic I like the 12's especially with an average to high action. I practice the most on this. I've learned to play cleaner and built up more finger strength. Especially with bending.
After that, I hardly feel the 10's on the strat clone. The Schecter and it's 11's are a dream. Not too tough to play and a bit more bottom to the overall sound. I'll probably jump to 12's around the beginning of the year and stop there.
Just my preferences. I agree with my former gutiar teacher. Neck, string size etc. are miniscule things really. If you play a single guitar long enough you get used to it. :D
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.10's on acoustic and electric. I like how my acoustic sounds with .12's but it seems to really affect how well I can do bends, and I bend strings a lot.
I go with 10's on my strat and 9's on my ESP with wang bar. Just doesn't seem right to use anything else with a wang bar.
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Ive got heavy acoustic coated elixers, i cant remember the gauge for the life of me. Its as heavy as they come.