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What string gauge do you use?

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by SnowBlind, Sep 21, 2006.

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what string gauge do you use?

  1. 8's

    7 vote(s)
    1.5%
  2. 9's

    102 vote(s)
    21.3%
  3. 10's

    242 vote(s)
    50.5%
  4. 11's

    99 vote(s)
    20.7%
  5. 12+

    29 vote(s)
    6.1%
  1. SnowBlind

    SnowBlind

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    I use 10's But I think ill switch to 11's since I want better sustain.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2006
  2. SinCron

    SinCron

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    I use 11's but I might move up to 12's. Higher guages mean better taps.
     
  3. Xanadu

    Xanadu

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    Location:
    Ottawa, ON
    i use 9's on all my guitars.:DevilGuitar:
     
  4. hoser

    hoser

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    Feb 2, 2006
    I use a mixed set...d'addario 10-52.
     
  5. ne1roc

    ne1roc

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    Location:
    Mississauga Ontario
    I'm using 9's but I think its time to move to 10's.
     
  6. Accept2

    Accept2 Staff Member

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    Jan 1, 2006
    Location:
    Pineapple, Bottom of the sea
    8s rule...............
     
  7. Mr. David Severson

    Mr. David Severson

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    Feb 3, 2006
    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
    Dadarrio EXL115 all the way .011-.049
     
  8. david henman

    david henman

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    bolton, ontario
    ...tens, here.

    but...i have noticed that several players i really admire for their agility use nines. they are definitely not missing anything in the tone department. i have been wondering for a couple of years now if i ought to consider making the switch to the lighter gauge.

    -dh
     
  9. shad

    shad

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    May 3, 2006
    Location:
    Richmond, B.C.
    I use 11's right now, but here's a question for you guys. Do you tend to use the same gauge on both electric and acoustic?
     
  10. Mr. David Severson

    Mr. David Severson

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    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
    I find the 11 guage acoustic strings a bit weak sounding. I've just started to use D'Adarrio EXP 11's .012-.053 on my Larrivee and really like the results.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2006
  11. Robert1950

    Robert1950 Gold Member

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    Location:
    Edmonton
    Ditto on this.
     
  12. Tarbender

    Tarbender Gold Member

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    Location:
    Toronto
    I use 9's on my Tele's but GHS 10 1/2's on my Lester and 335. Gives me the sounds of 11's but easier on the fingers and bending doesn't take as much effort.
     
  13. droptop88

    droptop88 Gold Member

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    Aug 25, 2006
    Location:
    Okotoks
    Using 9 1/2's
     
  14. el84

    el84

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    Sep 22, 2006
    I'm using TNT Boomers on all my guitars,I've tried almost every string out there but always come back to the boomers\m/
    D.
     
  15. Rumble_b

    Rumble_b

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    Location:
    Keswick, Ontario
    I use 10's on my Les Paul and 9's on my Hammer. Acoustic I play 13's on my 6 string and my new 12 has 11's I think. But I might try 12's on it.
    I voted 10's.
     

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