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post Jul 30 2007, 10:59 AM
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The string i have on right now is 11-70 and that was a little to thick so now i am going to buy 10-46. i didnt like the tick strings at all. they are really good for playing powerchords but they suck for soloing

I cant wait untill my new strings come because i dont have a b-string on now. it is broken


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post Jul 30 2007, 11:06 AM
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Me too I went bigger on my LES PAUL and I got fret buzz I'm going back to 9-s today.
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post Jul 30 2007, 11:47 AM
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QUOTE (superize @ Jul 30 2007, 04:59 AM) *
The string i have on right now is 11-70 and that was a little to thick so now i am going to buy 10-46. i didnt like the tick strings at all. they are really good for playing powerchords but they suck for soloing

I cant wait untill my new strings come because i dont have a b-string on now. it is broken


don't wait too long. maybe you tune down that 70, but you are asking for a twisted neck with something like that. meaning your bow clearance will not match on the left and right, after the damage is done, you won't be a be able to adjust your truss rod properly (unless maybe if you have one with two adjustment screws).

you may have been lucky so far, but given the right humidity conditions, your neck could be toast.
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post Jul 30 2007, 11:48 AM
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QUOTE (fkalich @ Jul 30 2007, 12:47 PM) *
don't wait too long. maybe you tune down that 70, but you are asking for a twisted neck with something like that. meaning your bow clearance will not match on the left and right, after the damage is done, you won't be a be able to adjust your truss rod properly (unless maybe if you have one with two adjustment screws).

you may have been lucky so far, but given the right humidity conditions, your neck could be toast.


Agree with this.
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post Jul 30 2007, 01:26 PM
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QUOTE (fkalich @ Jul 30 2007, 12:47 PM) *
don't wait too long. maybe you tune down that 70, but you are asking for a twisted neck with something like that. meaning your bow clearance will not match on the left and right, after the damage is done, you won't be a be able to adjust your truss rod properly (unless maybe if you have one with two adjustment screws).

you may have been lucky so far, but given the right humidity conditions, your neck could be toast.



I dont understand what you meen


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post Jul 30 2007, 02:08 PM
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Ya, 70 is overboard to the point where you could damage your neck(assuming you're in standard tuning).
As for me, I use a whole lot of tunings, so I use a whole lot of different gauges!
Standard: 9-42
Drop-D: 9-46
D Standard: 10-46
Open C: 10-52(9-50 if I can find it)
Drop C: 10-52
Open D(rarely use this): 10-46
I prefer string gauges that will result in the strings being fairly loose. What I noticed with thicker strings is that the bottom end doesn't sound nearly as aggresive as the looser strings do. When the tension on the strings is greater the bottom end sounds a little too "wooffy", and it's so tight that the sound gets very warm and sounds too mushy for me. I like a bright sound with balanced mids and bass, looser strings give me that. But I can see why some people like tighter strings, all about preferance man.

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post Jul 31 2007, 10:28 AM
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10-46 and happy with it smile.gif

QUOTE (superize @ Jul 30 2007, 02:26 PM) *
I dont understand what you meen


He means that it's more pressure on the high than on the low side of the neck, it will twist, and that it's irrepairable.
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post Jul 31 2007, 10:39 AM
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ok.... now i understand


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post Aug 3 2007, 03:44 AM
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I like Dean Markley LTHB (Light Top Heavy Bottom), 10-52, Excellent!

I also like DR (round core) 10's!


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post Aug 3 2007, 04:47 AM
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This is what i use...

Standard To Drop C: Dean Markley 9-42

C Standard to Drop A: Dean Markley 13-56
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post Aug 6 2007, 01:59 AM
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I use 0.10-0.46

Is it true that one should restring one string at the time, rather than taking off all the worn out strings, leaving the neck "naked" and then restring?

Most ppl that use strings heavier than 0.10's tune down to E sharp in order to make the strings bendable, to my ears heavier strings has a sharper and more distinct tone but those sound characteristics does not benefit shreders, they are preferably used for clean -semi clean rock guitar, and jazz strings are even havier (0.13)
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post Aug 6 2007, 03:06 AM
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QUOTE (Salivtomte @ Aug 6 2007, 12:59 PM) *
Is it true that one should restring one string at the time, rather than taking off all the worn out strings, leaving the neck "naked" and then restring?


I am not 100% certain but I have read in a couple of different places that you should only do 1 string at a time as it may distort the shape of the neck if you release all that pressure at once. It makes sense really and I would just say its better to be safe than sorry eh


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post Aug 6 2007, 03:18 AM
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Especially if its a Floating Bridge smile.gif

If you keep changing strings that are all the same gauge, and you have a hardtail, it wont distort the neck, or atleast this is what the guitar techs at Sam Ash told me when i bought my Washburn.
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post Aug 6 2007, 11:41 AM
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My mom is in Ukraine now and i told her to get me a few 7-string packages as i can't get them in Croatia (sucks, doesn't it?) and she contacted me today and asked if Dean Markley would work for me and i just said: "Ok, get 6 of those!" because i want to have all 7 strings from the same brand on my new 7-string and in Ukraine the prices are much lower especially the strings. I know here people buy a 6 strins package and then buy another single string from different maker - i don't want to do that.

What i wanted to ask is - are Dean Markleys good strings?

Never played them before but i have no choice.

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QUOTE (Pavel @ Aug 6 2007, 12:41 PM) *
What i wanted to ask is - are Dean Markleys good strings?

Never played them before but i have no choice.

I've heard only good stuff about them. Been wanting to try them but I can't get hold of any.


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post Aug 6 2007, 01:09 PM
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Might be cheaper to buy the strings off the internet Pavel? Have a look at Strings as an example. Don't know what they are like though. Anyone done this?

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No it's not cheaper for me because i don't have credit card and PayPal in Croatia doesn't work the right way! So internet is not a way for me!


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