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post Nov 11 2007, 07:24 AM
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I've messed around with both 10s and 9s and I can't say that I noticed any big differences in tone. So I just prefer 9s for the easier playability...

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post Nov 11 2007, 07:24 AM
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Gauge of string is truly individual matter.
But sure to make yourself satisfied with tone and comfort while playing.
Per example,many have asked me do I use 011 on my MM Axis.
That's sound of guitar plus preamp etc...it's 009 all the time. wink.gif


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post Nov 11 2007, 07:31 AM
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i use ernie ball hybrid slinkys 9-46.


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post Nov 11 2007, 07:52 AM
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I use 10s for exactly that reason, and after practicing with them for a while I find my bending to be more precise because there is more to push against, although I am sure you can get used to any gauge. I can;t usuefully ben them more than 3 semitones, but I don;t see that as a problem - I'm sticking with 10s for now.


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I've used Ernie Ball Super Slinky for years - no complaints - great strings and very cheap on ebay.

Just switched to Ernie Ball hybrids. Also nice.

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I use 10s for the same reasons that Andrew gives. However one of my heros (Allan Holdsworth) uses 8s on some guitars and up to 11s on others. So it's largely both a question of personal preference AND what works with the guitar wink.gif . Find what works for you and your guitar is my best advice.

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When I started playing I was a Boomers fan for a bit. Didnt like it as much because of how it sounded.

My fender is guaged with 9-42 bullets. I recently changed it for DR 10-46

I recently changed my strings for Schecter by Elixir 11-49. I love it so far, I think im sticking by it for now on. They last long, super fast, and great tone.


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on my Ibanez I use Ernie Ball Super Slinky .09's and on my LTD I use Ernie Ball Regular Slinky .10's
if I can't find Ernie Ball, I'll easily settle for D'Addario, however, I think Ernie Ball are the best by far IMHO


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post Nov 14 2007, 02:07 AM
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It depends on the guitar. On any 22 fret guitar that's not getting alternate tunings (like it has a FR and is a pain to change tunings), they get 9's.

My RG has a locking trem, so I use 9's on it as well. The Schecter has 10's and I use it for all alt tunings, and will likely put 11's on it.

I use Ernie Ball strings. I might give DR strings a shot next time though.

After playing with EB's for a while from switching for D'Addario XLs , I was sold, because EB's didn't have that horrendous break in period that made my tone to go crap. I used to play my guitar when it was restrung like a man possessed, just getting as much grime from my hands as well as bends in in as short amount of time as possible. EB's also don't seem to corrode as much as the XLs did, as I've got pretty sweaty hands.

Elixirs played magnificently, but they made my tone way too bright to play the kind of music I like, but it's the only string I'd put on an acoustic.

The one set of DR's I had I put on my String-thru schecter and 1/2 that coating came off on the EBG strings so after about a half hour of playing I had 3 black strings and 3 silver strings.


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post Nov 18 2007, 08:29 PM
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Schecters come with GHS Boomers 10-46 from the factory, sound and play so nice I havn't switched to another brand yet.
I have also been using them on my Tele for quite a while now ... no need to switch.

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