Sorting the Shih Tzu from the Shinola
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- Sep 18, 2010
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I love light strings. They're easier for bends and vibrato, and they're much easier on my wrist - I get carpal tunnel flare ups quite often if I'm using heavy strings. I have Ernie Ball Super Slinkies, 9-42, on everything right now. I'm tempted to try their 8-38's, but I don't think the floating bridges on my Strat and Ibanez will stay in tune well with such light strings.
I've used 8's and 7's before, but I haven't used them with a floating bridge. You would be surprised how big the difference really is. It completely changes the way you play.Thing is, 8s are cool and all but would they really be much easier to play than 9s? I barely have to exert myself at all with 9s.
This is all good, but my problem is that I easily make thin strings sharper by pressing hard...
I've been playing 10s for years, no interest in changing yet.
What I do want/use is a wound G string.
For some reason when I play, an unwound G just sounds off to me.
The lightest wound string that I've found is a 17, so 17/13/10 . . . . . .