Many .009 gauge LP players out there?

islandjimmy

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I normally play .010 Ernie Ball Slinky Cobalt strings on my 2012 Traditional Pro, but I recently tried a set of Dunlop nickle wound .009s and I really like them! It changed dramatically regarding the tone. Instead of my normally dark and moody Les Paul (which I love) I got a bright, almost strat-like Les Paul after I put the .009 gauge strings on. I'm liking the change, and wondering what other LP players think about playing with .009 gauge strings?
 
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I suggest checking the relief,
Hey Mick, that was it. I checked and adjusted the truss rod 1/4 turn and the buzz went down. I changed the topic to what other's think of .009 gauge strings on their Les Pauls. Thank you for the tip.
 

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Been using 9s since 1979... though I like 10s with P90 Les Pauls.
 

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For guitars I play hard rock and metal on mainly or 25.5” scale or guitars with a Bigsby I use 9-42. For guitars where slinky can be adjusted and classic rock or blues I go with Hybrid 9-46 either EB or Gibson. I love Britewires on a Les Paul.
 

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Subscribed. Always used 9-46 slinkys on Floyd equipped guitars
 

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I started on 9-42 way back years ago and found I was always breaking the high E, so eventually I switched to 10s. I would be interested in giving the 9s a try again now though as my touch has lightened considerably over the last few years.
 

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Gib Britewires on all of my guitars.

10s on my Lesters. I like 9s but the 9s don't stay in tune as well on my Lesters... My Lesters all like 10s.

I do use 9s on all my Fender scale guitars.... All Gib Britewires....

All my five skrang basses are NYXLs, and fours are all Dunlop SBs....
 

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Britewires 9-46 on LPs, 9-42 Fender something or other on the Tele and Squiers.
Long & McQuade only stocks Britewires in 10-46 or 9-42. Have to custom order Britewires the way I want them.
 

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EB Slinky 9`s. Tuned down a half step(arthritis).

In the 80~s I played 8~s on super strats and shredders.
It was like playing hair.
 

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I've used 10s for years. I bought a classic that came with 9s on it last year and decided to keep them for a while incase I liked them. I didn't. Would probably use them on a 25.5 inch scale guitar though.
 

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Britewires 9-46 on LPs, 9-42 Fender something or other on the Tele and Squiers.
Long & McQuade only stocks Britewires in 10-46 or 9-42. Have to custom order Britewires the way I want them.
I bought $150 worth of Britewires 9-46 from Musician's Friend because it looks like Gibson isn't making them anymore from whAt I see. Their website has the new packaging which echoes vintage and they don't have the Hybrids any longer.

11-50,9-42 and 10-46. and they're $10 a pack.

I shopped around for 9-46 sets and most outlets are out of stock now and no note about getting any soon. Zzounds removed the item entirely.

 

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I bought $150 worth of Britewires 9-46 from Musician's Friend because it looks like Gibson isn't making them anymore from whAt I see. Their website has the new packaging which echoes vintage and they don't have the Hybrids any longer.

11-50,9-42 and 10-46. and they're $10 a pack.

I shopped around for 9-46 sets and most outlets are out of stock now and no note about getting any soon. Zzounds removed the item entirely.

Interesting that Fender also dropped the old, IIRC, 150 series that is supposedly what EVH used.
Stringjoy, and a few other companies will still put together anything you want
 




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