The String Gauge POLL !!!!

Discussion in 'The Custom Shop' started by BOBBO, Jul 6, 2008.

What gauge string do you prefer ??? For your Electric ???

  1. 8's

    9 vote(s)
    1.3%
  2. 9's

    128 vote(s)
    18.6%
  3. 10's

    405 vote(s)
    58.9%
  4. 11's

    122 vote(s)
    17.7%
  5. 12's

    6 vote(s)
    0.9%
  6. Other

    18 vote(s)
    2.6%
  1. Gibsonrocknroll

    Gibsonrocknroll Senior Member

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    Ernie Ball Super Slinky ebsuperslinky.jpg
     
  2. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

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  3. jiveturkey1

    jiveturkey1 Senior Member

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    I rock these :jam:
     
  4. The Refugee

    The Refugee Senior Member

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    Tried using Ernie Ball strings recently. They're good, but I much prefer my D'addarios:

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  5. wmrobrtsn

    wmrobrtsn Member

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    Used to go with 10's but the older I get the more I like 9's.
     
  6. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

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    hahaah

    so true!
     
  7. axslinger

    axslinger Senior Member

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    I've been using .010 EB's forever. But I recently played a set of Super Bullets and I liked em. I used to play Super Bullets in the late 70's but I had no idea they were still available. After playing a set of SB's I just put some EB's back on it just to compare. I'm thinking I may go back to the SB"s permanently. They seem to ring "cleaner" with fewer odd harmonics on MY guitar...but like everything else, I could be imaging things.
     
  8. KToof

    KToof Junior Member

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    My guitar stays in C standard for the most part, but i like to put it in B standard and drop A so having the extra tension helps, but i never tune above C
     
  9. darth Nihilus

    darth Nihilus Senior Member

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    11 16 20p 30 42 54 tuned to B standard. I put together my own sets and buy them from juststrings.com

    I'm on the fence between D'Addario Prosteels and Ernie Ball Stainless Slinkys.
     
  10. rb25s14

    rb25s14 Banned

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    .8 all the way
     
  11. googaboogaloo

    googaboogaloo Senior Member

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    i've switched to 10's once from 11's and i kept over bending so i switched back.
     
  12. JIM'S GoldTOP

    JIM'S GoldTOP Senior Member

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  13. Red Flametop

    Red Flametop Senior Member

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    Just slapped a set of DR "Pure Blues" 10's on "Miss Ruby", my red flametop LP copy(hence the screenname).

    Was a longtime EB guy(9's), but something seemed to change in the formula a while back..they don't seem to retain their "life" as long as they used to(to me, anyways).

    Dean Markley Blue Steel 9's on my Strat and Tele...had 9's on Ruby for a while due to an old injury on my left middle fingertip(I can feel Tony Iommi's pain somewhat, leave it at that). Finally got enough "gristle" built up to where I can play 10's without discomfort.
     
  14. theMETALone

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    I really like the Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky. I've been thinking bout experimenting with different brands though. At least ones that have 9-46:naughty:
     
  15. brianugly

    brianugly Senior Member

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    18 for me...specially wound of course;)
     
  16. LesPaulCowboy

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    I use Ernie Ball 11's, on everything, I want to try 12's sometime.
     
  17. HOT-BRIT

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    Ernie Ball .011s
     
  18. Jimmy Page

    Jimmy Page Senior Member

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    9's. Ernie Ball Super Slinkys. Only string for me.
     
  19. LeftyF2003

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    D'Addario 9s with heavy picks (Dunlop .55 mm). I read an interview with Steve Morse years ago where he recommended this combination and it's worked well for me for 30 years or so. I'd also think given their penchant for head stock breakage that the less string tension on the neck of an LP the better...
     
  20. Cpt_Gonzo

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    Elixir .9-.46
    Was using D'addarios aswell as EBs for quite a while, but the Slinkys just seem to get nasty really quick and the D'Addarios sound to bright for me.
     

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