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« on: April 21, 2017, 08:40:59 am »

Hey guys and girls.

I was wondering what string gauges you use for E standard as well as on what guitar/s you use those, if you dont mind sharing ^^

I use 10 - 46 ernie ball on a Jackson Dinky pro (24 fret) 25.5" scale length
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 09:16:22 am »

yep. on all my tokais, same. tuned to e-standard, ernie ball slinkies, les pauls and an sg.

i did at one point use a gold top with p-90s with flatwounds for jazz, quite a lekker combo really. and i also (at another point) played around with 11s tuned down one step (à la srv). made for extra chunk with the added flexibility of 10s
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 09:27:45 am »

I currently (and for the next 6 years cos I bought a whole bunch off of ebay) use Elixir 10 - 46.
I have a PRS SE Custom 24, which is a 24 fret 25" scale guitar.

Sometimes I tune everything down one whole step because I like the way the guitar sounds tuned like that.
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 09:39:57 am »

On the strat (25.5) : 10's (E standard), not fussed if it's 10-42 or 10-46. I used to use 11's (Eb) but I got over it.

For drop tunings, I'll use what I can find, last time I used a set of baritone strings (14-68) in B standard on a 25.5 Cort. Slightly floppy, but djenty.

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 01:35:45 pm »

Generally 10 - 46 + 60 + 80 depending on the guitar Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 02:11:21 pm »

Currently Ernie Ball Super Slinky Custom Gauge  9 - 42 on all my electrics.  Nice twang.
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 06:26:05 pm »

Rotosound 10s
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2017, 03:22:23 pm »

I've used D'Addario 9s for years and years.

But my recently bought (like as in under 2 years ago) Ibanez JS100 came with 10s.

My fingers complain if I haven't played in a while but they don't feel very different to the 9s.

That said, ALL my guitars need a setup. So maybe I should keep one with 9s and one with 10s and see what it sounds/feels like.

A lot of people bash on 9s but I've always thought mine sounded great.

Suppose it depends what you're playing. I noodle 90% of the time so chunk isn't important to me.
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