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what string gauge do you use?

  • 8's

    Votes: 7 1.5%
  • 9's

    Votes: 101 21.2%
  • 10's

    Votes: 241 50.6%
  • 11's

    Votes: 98 20.6%
  • 12+

    Votes: 29 6.1%
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i use 9's on all my guitars.:DevilGuitar:
 

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Dadarrio EXL115 all the way .011-.049
 

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...tens, here.

but...i have noticed that several players i really admire for their agility use nines. they are definitely not missing anything in the tone department. i have been wondering for a couple of years now if i ought to consider making the switch to the lighter gauge.

-dh
 

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I use 11's right now, but here's a question for you guys. Do you tend to use the same gauge on both electric and acoustic?
 

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shad said:
I use 11's right now, but here's a question for you guys. Do you tend to use the same gauge on both electric and acoustic?
I find the 11 guage acoustic strings a bit weak sounding. I've just started to use D'Adarrio EXP 11's .012-.053 on my Larrivee and really like the results.
 

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Mr. David Severson said:
Dadarrio EXL115 all the way .011-.049
Ditto on this.
 

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I use 9's on my Tele's but GHS 10 1/2's on my Lester and 335. Gives me the sounds of 11's but easier on the fingers and bending doesn't take as much effort.
 

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I'm using TNT Boomers on all my guitars,I've tried almost every string out there but always come back to the boomers\m/
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I use 10's on my Les Paul and 9's on my Hammer. Acoustic I play 13's on my 6 string and my new 12 has 11's I think. But I might try 12's on it.
I voted 10's.
 

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11-52 nickel/steel Dean Markley signature with the third unwound for what I do, I down tune standard tuning 1/2 each string for fat tones. My main influences are Joe Bonamassa and Philip Sayce for the moment.
 

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I use 10-52 boomers on my humbucker guitars and 11-52 fender bullets on my strats and other single coils. I've pretty much tried everything and these are the ones that seem to work for me.
 
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