Using Different String Gauges
Nick6373
Aug 24 2015, 04:54 AM
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Hey GMC, I was wondering if it's a bad idea to use a high e string from a set of 11 gauge strings on a guitar strung with a set of 10s?
My string broke and I don't have a set of 10 gauge strings sad.gif lol.
If it is, why's that?

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fkalich
Aug 24 2015, 08:44 AM
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QUOTE (Nick6373 @ Aug 23 2015, 10:54 PM) *
Hey GMC, I was wondering if it's a bad idea to use a high e string from a set of 11 gauge strings on a guitar strung with a set of 10s?
My string broke and I don't have a set of 10 gauge strings sad.gif lol.
If it is, why's that?

Thanks everyone!!


not even close to bad. even using a 13 there would be fine if that suited you.

you can buy single strings in bulk of one size at little cost. I keep a lot of 1st strings around, as that is the one that primarily breaks.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories...gs&index=11

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Kristofer Dahl
Aug 24 2015, 09:16 AM
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Yes just swapping gauge dimension for one string won't be a problem.

If you change an entire set from 09 to 011 - it is likely the guitar will need a slight truss rod adjustment.

Speaking of which - I have done this with one of my guitars just to practice bending, and it's cool because when you get back to the usual thin gauge things feel so much easier!

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Speaking of which - I have done this with one of my guitars just to practice bending, and it's cool because when you get back to the usual thin gauge things feel so much easier!



Great trick! biggrin.gif

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Nick6373
Aug 24 2015, 08:33 PM
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Thanks guys!!
Also that website has some amazing prices 0_0

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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Aug 24 2015, 09:16 AM) *
Yes just swapping gauge dimension for one string won't be a problem.

If you change an entire set from 09 to 011 - it is likely the guitar will need a slight truss rod adjustment.

Speaking of which - I have done this with one of my guitars just to practice bending, and it's cool because when you get back to the usual thin gauge things feel so much easier!


I used to practise everything on my acoustic, definitely strengthens the muscles and makes the electric strings feel feather light. I might do that again wink.gif

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Hi

after some rechearch i use this setup for me:

EAD : D'addario flatwound string 11-52, and for GBe i use Ernie ball 9-48 (?) set

it's awesome for me !!

Laurent

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