What's your string gauge?

lostinmusic

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I'm surprised no one's mentioning 9.5s. I've been using D'Addario 9.5s for a few years now and for me they feel like the best of both worlds. Equally good on Fender scale too.
 

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11s on everything.

Anything else needs punched in the mouth.
 

Metlking

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I'm in a few different bands that tune differently.....

Usually but not always:

Standard tuning: 9-42
1/2 step down: 9-46
Whole step down: 10-46
 

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I see your 11s and raise you 12-68s :cool:

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I use EB 8s on all except two guitars. I have 7s on them and I love them. Both Les Pauls have the 7s. There is a big change between 7s and 8s.
 

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I started with D'Addario 9-42 and then switched to 10-46 because I was getting fret buzz with 9-42 when I tuned a half step down.
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10-46 now that my band's back in E Standard, but I've played 12's (unwound G) for a while when tuned a whole step down.

I use D'addario, just because they're the cheapest ones I can buy locally. The colored ends are a plus, too (but look awful when there's reflecting metal, like on a Lyre vibrola)
 

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Got a set of 7s and 8s on the way. I've played 9s, 10s, and 11s on my Gibsons and liked them all. It's cheap and fun to experiment.

I always thought that if you change your string gauge set by 2 or more gauge sets you would probably need to adjust the nut slots? Otherwise you might have some issues, (tuning, intonation problems and other things) Did you need to do that at all?
 

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I use EB 8s on all except two guitars. I have 7s on them and I love them. Both Les Pauls have the 7s. There is a big change between 7s and 8s.

8's and 7's !!

Do the 7's cut so often??? It would be just like a hair !
 

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Power Slinky 11's. Clean thru the boogie the lower strings sound like a piano.
You get used to the tension and the overall tone with a mid-overdrive is superb.
 

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11 - 56 always, works for standard tuning and D-standard. win win ;)
 

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