strings gauge for les paul

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  1. rafapak

    rafapak Junior Member

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    hi guys

    What strings gauge do you use in your les pauls? Do you think 9-42 are too soft for les paul? Do you think 10-46 are better for les paul? Probably bigger gauge gives better tone. What do you think? I heard that jimi page used 9-42 for his les paul. Please, share your opinions
     
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    lespaul01 Banned

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    I like 10 to 52 myself, gives you a bit fater gauge for the g, b & e strings. 11 are nice for drop tuning. what do you like>>
     
  3. scottyk

    scottyk Senior Member

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    I kindly suggest doing a search on this subject, rather than trying to start another thread. Honestly, there's at least a million threads you can find.
     
  4. sdjjadk

    sdjjadk Senior Member

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    I use Ernie Ball Super Slinky 9-42 on mine and they sound great. Although, they are not the greatest strings for Drop-D but I don't play much Drop-D music. I play mostly Classic and Southern Rock so those strings suite me well.
    My suggestion would be to experiment with different gauges and brands to find what you like best. :)


    Shawn
     
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    ryanmichael95 Senior Member

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    I use Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky's, 9-46....easy bends on the high strings and nice chunk on the lower stings. There are some very well known guitarists that use 8's....
     
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    toppsseller Senior Member

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    I'm a 10-46 guy. They fight back just enough but still allow for easy string vibrato.
     
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    calvin1 Senior Member

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    i use 10-46 they must have had a reason to put them on there to begin with.
     
  8. rafapak

    rafapak Junior Member

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    thanks for replies
     
  9. Lukejolyon

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    Personally I've been using 08s after returning to guitar playing with a vengeance after a gap of about 15 years....However, am now thinking of moving to 09s as I'm not sure I'm getting enough 'beef' from the lighter strings - solos and higher note riffs just sound a bit tinny.

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  10. rubasu

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    I have been using ernie ball skinny tops heavy bottoms which are essentially 10s on the G, B, and E strings and are light enough to rip off solos and are 12s on the E, A, and D strings and have a great tone for playing rythme parts...
     
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    My '94 Std was strung up to .014 Very jazzy... Now I use standard .010 sets on my Custom, she doesn't sound right with extreme gauges. It's a matter of taste, and tolerance to pain ;-)
     
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    Kinetic Senior Member

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    thick enough gauge on the bass strings for good beef and tremolo picking, and thinner gauge on the trebles for full note+ bends. It's perfect for me.
     
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    ehamady6 Senior Member

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    I like to tune down and these strings don't "flap".

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  14. 92Standard

    92Standard Senior Member

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    Please, just put "string guage" in the search box and you will find more than enough about this subject. FWIW....use whatever guage YOU like, not what Jimmy Page uses or Slash etc!!!
     
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    rockstar232007 Senior Member

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    +10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000!

    :)
     
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    rockstar232007 Senior Member

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    Double post.
     
  17. lespaul01

    lespaul01 Banned

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    No offense by any means, but I think he has the right to start a thread if he wants, why not let a mod decide. I am sure they will close the thread if it is not deemed worthy. Regards
     
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    lespaul01 Banned

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    I believe Pagey used either .008 or .009's. Cheers.
     
  19. 92Standard

    92Standard Senior Member

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    No offense either but I never said the OP didn't have "the right" to start a thread. I was actually trying to help the OP as he would get answers to his questions much quicker using the search box rather than waiting for folks to respond to HIS thread.

    And yes, it's common courtesy on most forums that if you have a very basic question especially one that's been beaten to death and has more opinions than we have members, that you do a search FIRST using the search box. Odds are your answer is already there. If I'm not mistaken, most forums actually have a tutorial saying exactly that. It's designed for those who are new to forums.

    Not to mention, it'll save the OP from getting blasted by some of the "not so tolerant" members.

    Now, I also have "the right" to start a thread but do you suggest I start a thread asking....."Which pick is the BEST pick?"...or better yet.... "Do thicker strings give you better tone?"

    Again, I was attempting to help the OP.
     
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    Arthur Senior Member

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    Agreed
     

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