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somecrazyguy09
post Mar 29 2008, 03:53 AM
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i use ernie ball super slinky strings which are .09. they are real easy to bend and easy to control. every once in a while if my technique starts to feel a little lazy i switch up to ernie ball regular slinky strings which are .10 and the change is very noticable. i just recently did just that and when i went to the .10's they felt very hard to bend and control and they are just .10's. after a few days i switched back and my bends and control felt great again. i once tried what you did and get .12's but it did'nt work very well for me so i just went back to my .09's. i would get used to realy like gauge strings and then occasionally move up to a slightly higher gauge for a little hand workout and then just switch back. it should give you the same effect without having to use extremely thick strings and risk getting hand cramps or injuries.
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post Mar 29 2008, 07:53 PM
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Haha, Bondy! For yer sake I hope yer wife doesn't visit this forum too often. ;D

I just bought myself som Boomers .010-.046. It feels good, have to admit but damn, I'm almost pulling my high-E over the top of the neck bending! They're too light. The transition from .012 to .010 is BIG, a lot bigger than I thought it would be. But I can adjust, no prob. I will prolly go back to my .012's at times just to keep my fingers tough and my muscles trimmed though.

Faster parts of songs and exercises definetely got a lot easier with the thinner strings though so I'll stick with .010's from now on. .09's and .08's would be too thin for my liking though, I can tell without even trying.
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post Mar 29 2008, 08:40 PM
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Ghs Boomers, .009-.042, they sound just fine, and they never brake, not even with an axe(and I've tried).


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post Mar 30 2008, 09:18 PM
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At the moment I use D'Addario .010-.046 for Eb or standardtuning, .009-.042 are to thin for me.


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post Mar 30 2008, 09:30 PM
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when i first started i used 09s. after about 2 years i switched to 10s, then 11s. had 11s for ages and got used to them, really liked them, but i began playing more and more leads with lots of bends, and my fingers got really sore. i've recently gone back to 10s and have noticed a great improvement in playing ability, and the guitar feels better to play.


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