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purple hayes
post Dec 1 2009, 02:56 PM
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I really don't like playing acoustic guitar. I think it might be because of the strings. dry.gif

I play Ernie Ball 10s on my electrics. What would be a good gauge/type/manufacturer to get for my acoustic?



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post Dec 1 2009, 04:44 PM
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Hey,

you played this here so nicely with an acoustic and still don't like it biggrin.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=32273

I can't understand you. I wish i could play like that on a acoustic biggrin.gif


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post Dec 1 2009, 04:54 PM
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I always go for 0.12 on acoustic. That's just the right tension for me in normal tuning but I guess it's a personal preference. On electric I use hybrid set 9 - 46.

Btw, whay don't you like playing acoustic? I have just graded your take on acoustic, you did awesome job there.


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post Dec 1 2009, 06:10 PM
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I think being it an acoustic instrument, heavier gauge would generate a louder and fuller sound. I would go for .11 or .12



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post Dec 1 2009, 06:21 PM
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Check out Ernie Ball 'Earthwood' strings. They make a 10-52 set where the G is a plain string instead of being a wound one.
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I also go for 012 on my acustics, I recommend trying some different sets, like this you can find out what you like the most.


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post Dec 1 2009, 07:33 PM
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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Dec 1 2009, 10:54 AM) *
Btw, whay don't you like playing acoustic? I have just graded your take on acoustic, you did awesome job there.


Thanks. Playing the steel sting acoustic always feels stiff or rigid. Playing the nylon string acoustic always feels so much nicer.

I think I'll try a set of those strings that Sensible Jones recommended.


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What about nylon guitar string gauges? smile.gif
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Be sure to try Elixirs for acoustic tho, gauge is up to you but I would say 011-012. smile.gif


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post Dec 8 2009, 10:58 AM
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QUOTE (purple hayes @ Dec 1 2009, 01:56 PM) *
I really don't like playing acoustic guitar. I think it might be because of the strings. dry.gif

I play Ernie Ball 10s on my electrics. What would be a good gauge/type/manufacturer to get for my acoustic?



dude, yeah the thicker the strings the more projection you will get , thinner ones are good though too as they naturally make it a bit easier to fret. I used to like Dean Markley but the last few years tended to go with martin Extra lights phosphor bronze i think, they are good and reasonably priced too.
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post Dec 9 2009, 02:03 AM
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12-52 seems like a nice gauge for acoustic, but you'll never know until you try couple of gauges and see what suits you best. It's a matter of balance between tone and comfort.


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