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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. TWRC

    TWRC

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2011
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
    When I first started playing, I was a 10's user just because the shop told me they were "regular / standard" gauge. Shortly after that, I switched to 12's because I had read that Dick Dale played heavy strings (way heavier than 12's anyways) and I was in a few surf instrumental bands. As I got older, my style had changed and I've been using 11's for at least 10 years now and I love them (especially on my Jazzmaster). I find that they're the most versatile for me and the intonation is decent enough because I'm the kind of player that really likes to dig into the fretboard.

    For acoustics, I'm a 12's (light) kinda guy. I haven't really experimented with different gauges because the 12's feel like the perfect gauge for strumming and fingerstyle.
     
  2. blam

    blam

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Location:
    Edmonton
    I threw some 11s on my lester to try out. I'm actually really digging them.

    i don't find they're must different than 10s in tension, but they're definitely a bit beefier.

    I am a bit of a hard strummer and these help a bit with my low E buzzing like a mofo.
     
  3. sulphur

    sulphur

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Location:
    Sudbury, Ontario
    I use GHS Boomers 10-46 on most of my electrics.
    I still use 9s on my PRS.

    11s and 12s on the acoustic guitars.
     
  4. Samsquantch

    Samsquantch

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Location:
    Collingwood area, Ontario
    10-46's on Strats. 11-49's on Les Pauls.
     
  5. srvgravesdime

    srvgravesdime

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Location:
    Fredericton, New Brunswick
    .011's really make you work for your phrasing. Love it.
     
  6. georgemg

    georgemg

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Location:
    Burlington, Ontario
    I like 10 to 46's for my electrics (a Fender Strat and Tele) and 12 to 54's for my acoustics.
     
  7. snacker

    snacker

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Location:
    kitchener
    11s on my 24.75" guitars
    10s on my 25.50" guitars
     
  8. blam

    blam

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Just went back to 10s from 11s. I think I'll stick with 10s.
     
  9. Twanger

    Twanger Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Location:
    Canada
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  10. Shark

    Shark

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Location:
    Canada
    I voted for 10s when I first saw this poll, a while back, but lately I've been getting into the 11-46 gauge. I like the snappy funkiness from the bass strings and the bigger, meatier sound from the high strings.
     
  11. My knuckles hurt. 9's.
     
  12. captainbrew

    captainbrew

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Same here.
    10-46 on Fenders.
    11-48 on Gibson.
     
  13. b-nads

    b-nads Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Location:
    Lachute, Quebec
    11 - 52 on my Tele.
    12 - 56 on my acoustic.
     
  14. ElectricMojo

    ElectricMojo

    Joined:
    May 19, 2011
    Location:
    Montreal, Canada
    I use DR Pure Blues 11-50 on all of my electrics.
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2012
  15. Reese

    Reese

    Joined:
    May 6, 2012
    Location:
    Brampton, Ontario
    I have been using Dean Markley Custom 11's for years (and years). I do have 12's on my Tele as I have always felt that single coils sound so much thicker with heavier strings.
     

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