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post Feb 27 2009, 01:21 AM
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Hi all! wink.gif

I'd like to know what type of strings are you all using.
Lately, I put some strings starting with 0.10 on the E stringg and I used a lot of bending and my fingers is easily suffering from it. I was wondering if I shouldn't use 0.09 (For solo).

I just wanted people's advices on that matter. What kind of strings are you using for solos.

Thanks a lot, guys.

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post Feb 27 2009, 01:24 AM
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The thicker the strings the better it sounds! It is harder to bend but I like to struggle and fight a little with my guitars...

BTW 10s are standard for most guitars on standard tuning! Stevie Ray Vaughan use 13's and you hear his TONE!


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I use SIT's. 9 guage with the Low E of .046 rather than .042's.

Nice heavy string for chuga chuga and the 9 guage feel for lead. Love them!

Kinda inbetween a 9-10 gauge string.. smile.gif

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Hi all! wink.gif

I'd like to know what type of strings are you all using.
Lately, I put some strings starting with 0.10 on the E stringg and I used a lot of bending and my fingers is easily suffering from it. I was wondering if I shouldn't use 0.09 (For solo).

I just wanted people's advices on that matter. What kind of strings are you using for solos.

Thanks a lot, guys.

Cheers!

Jake biggrin.gif


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post Feb 27 2009, 01:28 AM
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post Feb 27 2009, 01:33 AM
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I use 10-46 + a 64 for the low B on 7-strings.


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post Feb 27 2009, 01:33 AM
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I always use 0.9 but I have a friend who likes to make a hybrid stringed set: 0.8 to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd strings and 0.10 to 4th, 5th and 6th strings. That could be an option if you want to play with thicker strings for riffing and lighter for the soloing.


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post Feb 27 2009, 01:36 AM
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Hybrid set for me as well: 009-046 (+056 for the 7th string)

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post Feb 27 2009, 02:22 AM
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Hybrid set 9-46 or even 9-52 can be great for metal riffing/soloing, and 10-46 is a standard guitar gauge, often labeled as "light" as well. I use 10-46, used 11-52 before.


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post Feb 27 2009, 02:42 AM
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I use EB's 009 thru 042 most of the time. I also have my guitars drop tuned a half step. I find bending, wide vibrato etc is quite painless with that setup.
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I was using 009-042 for a long time
and recently I switched to 010-046,
I find them both easy for bends and soloing
so it's very personal matter,
if you feel that 010 really causes you problems
then try with 009, why not.
It's just that 010 gives more tone compared with 009
but many players use 009 and get great sound anyhow. smile.gif

And I use Elixir strings of course. wink.gif

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Ernie Ball 0.10-0.46, keep rocking.


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post Feb 27 2009, 09:32 PM
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10-46, Ernie ball. I'm thinking about switching to 11-52 elixir strings.


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post Feb 27 2009, 10:48 PM
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11-52 on my Gibson R8. 10-46 on my other gibson and strat, 9-42 on my JEM, but thats only because I haven't bothered to set it up yet...


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I was using 9-42 (GHS) for ages, recently switched to 9-46 (Elixir) which are great but it seems that I will go for 10-46 next time smile.gif



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post Feb 27 2009, 11:12 PM
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Thanks a lot, guys!

That helps. wink.gif
What is Elixir? Is that a trademark? huh.gif


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QUOTE (Jake37 @ Feb 27 2009, 05:12 PM) *
Thanks a lot, guys!

That helps. wink.gif
What is Elixir? Is that a trademark? huh.gif


A brand of strings - coated with polymers so they last a lot longer than regular strings - I like 'em a lot!


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