Many .009 gauge LP players out there?

moreles

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I play 9-42s, using Thomastik-Infeld Power Brites. For me, getting pickup height right, combined with very minor adjustments to my amp, I get a tone I really like, with no loss of low end and no wispy highs. I find this gauge to be way more touch responsive than the 10-46 sets I've used for so long. Given the level of tone control possible with even simple rigs today, I really don't see any need to use heavier strings to generate either volume or tone. I like the attack/decay curve with the 9's way more than twangier strings, as I really dislike the explosive pop (excess initial output) of heavy strings, too-hot pickups, etc.
 

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I prefer .009's on my Lesters and SG's.
 

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Love the 9 gauge strings. It is all I have ever used period. For the most part I think ernie Ball super slinkys sound the best to my ears on my les paul. However the OP mentioned dunlop strings. They are very good but do not last very long. They do some kind of pre stretching during the manufactoring process that makes them good to go out of the package. But i think it does something to the dynamic of the steel is the reason they do not last very long at all.
 

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I only use 9's, and only Slinkys, but they're Hybrid (heavy bottoms fr 10's).

I tried Cobalts, didn't like 'em, too dark.
 

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9s on my Strat and Jazzmaster but I like 10s on my Tele for some reason. 10s on both my Gibsons
 

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I don't like 9's on shorter scale guitars.... Bending feels flimsy.... 10-46 on LP for me....
 

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I use 09-42 on my Custom Lite and 09-46 on my Junior. I have a Junior Special tuned to DADF#AD that I run with 11s.

This is the best string gauge comparison video that I have ever seen:
 

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9's all round. Thinking of head towards 8's.

Except on the 2 ukes, of course.
 

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009's are a happy middle for me for almost 40 years. Tried 008's and snapped 'em. 010's were too difficult for one-finger bends.
 

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I USE9'S ON ALL OF MY GUITARS EXCEPT FOR MY PRS, I HAVE 9 AND A HALF ON IT..

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I DON'T LIKE THE SMALLER ONES AND I DON'TLIKEANYTHING BIGGER THAN 10'S.. BUT A FRIEND OF MINE USES 6'S AND 7'S.. WAY TO SMALL FOR ME..
 

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10's for as long as I can remember. A little arthritis setting in. Tried a set of 9.5's and they are working out okay. I see 9's in my future.
 


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