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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. geezer

    geezer

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2008
    Location:
    Merville, British Columbia
    I use 9s ....I would switch to heavier but I've tried , and couldn't play some lead licks that I'm used to playing . I also bend the strings alot , and I like that I can even use my pinky without the help of other fingers .
     
  2. RipperSB

    RipperSB

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Location:
    Moose Jaw, SK
    9s on the Strat, 10s on the LP and 12s on the acoustic.
     
  3. marcos

    marcos Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Location:
    Canada
    For over 25 years have used D'adario XL's 010.-046
     
  4. bobb

    bobb

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Location:
    Vancouver
    D'Addario EXL110 - .010 -.046 on the electrics
    D'Addario ECG24 - .011 - .050 flatwounds on the jazzbox
    D'Addario EJ17 - .013 - .056 on the acoustic
     
  5. gibsonguitarguy

    gibsonguitarguy Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Location:
    Nasonworth new brunswick
    10s because I tend to tire when I'm bending witH heavier gauges
     
  6. Woof

    Woof

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
    I use 10s on both electric 6 string and acoustic 12 string. I use 12s on acoustic 6 string.
    maybe I should just go 11s across the board :)
     
  7. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Location:
    Stratford,ON
    Currently, 10 gauge Cobalts.
     
  8. Mooh

    Mooh Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Location:
    Southwestern Ontario
    Not much has changed over the years, except I sometimes use the D'Addario coated strings for extremely humid conditions for summer folk festivals, and the summer beater guitar that goes to the beach. The ukuleles and violin gets D'Addarios too. Sounds boring, all this single brand stuff. If some other string company would make me as happy...

    Peace, Mooh.
     
  9. bluzfish

    bluzfish Who???

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2011
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Another D'Addario man! I've been using them almost exclusively since the 70s - Half Rounds 55 - 105 for bass and EJ21 12 - 52 for my electrics (I like a solid snap on my pick). For accoustics, I experiment a bit, but Dean Markleys always serve as my standard.
     
  10. hollowbody

    hollowbody

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    I'm exclusively on 10s now. Ernie Ball Rock N Roll Slinkys. I used to use 11s on my Fenders, but not any more. My Open G Tele still has 11s on it, but the other 2 Teles and the 2 Strats both have 10s along with my LPs.
     
  11. Chito

    Chito Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2006
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Since my last post in here, I still am using D'Addario EXL140 10-52 Light Tops/Heavy Bottom strings on all my solid bodies but have switched all my hollowbodies with Thomastik Infeld Jazz Swing Series Flat Wound Light 11-47.
     
  12. Waterloo

    Waterloo

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2012
    Location:
    Citytown, Ontario
    9s to 42s on the Tele, mediums on the D28
     
  13. bluesguitar1972

    bluesguitar1972 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2011
    Location:
    Charlottetown, PE
    9's on my Fenders, 10's on my Gibsons
     
  14. Robert J.M.

    Robert J.M.

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2012
    Location:
    Breda, Netherland
    I'm using GHS T-GBXL 009 strings for both my guitars, and I'm using GHS A240 Ultra Light 009 strings for both my mandolins.
    For playing I'm using Dunlop .073 and Dunlop .60 picks. It varies, depends on what kind of music I'm playing.
    Keep on rockin', Robert

    https://rdenronden.magix.net/public/
     
  15. Waterloo

    Waterloo

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2012
    Location:
    Citytown, Ontario
    Just moved up from 9s to 10s on my Tele and with an even lower setup than before. Loving the tone change (richer; not surprising). The only issue I'll be working with is the lower action; it's plenty low and on when bending on the fly it's easier for my fingers to slide off/over the string I'm bending if I don't catch enough of it.
     

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