View Full Version : So...will 9's on my SG feel like 10's on my Strat?
03-08-2012, 09:16 PM
I mean will they bend more like 10's on a strat cause of the longer scale?
Or if i like 10 on my strat/tele should i just get 10's for tge SG?
03-08-2012, 09:18 PM
You have it backwards. I've always moved up a gauge on 24 3/4" scale guitars.
03-08-2012, 09:23 PM
I ment the strat is longer scale
03-08-2012, 09:24 PM
Yup, other way. If you like 10's on the strat....11's would likely have a similar tension
on the shorter scale SG. 9's on an SG would be slinky indeed.
03-08-2012, 09:35 PM
Gibsons need .11s or higher IMO.
03-08-2012, 09:38 PM
I'm happy with 10's on my strat & LP.
The LP is of course easier to bend on than the strat,
but 11's on the LP are a bit much for my tastes.
03-08-2012, 09:51 PM
I like .10's on Gibsons and Fenders but the tension is a little higher on Fenders so .095's seem just about right. .09's are a little too light for me. I actually use both .10's on my Teles and .095's on my Strat for whatever reason.
03-08-2012, 10:33 PM
Long-time Strat player, here...I prefer 10's (tuned: A440)
When I bought a Les Paul, 10's seemed way too slinky. I went to the hard-to-find 10.5 sets as it felt to be a nice compromise.
Fast forward a couple years later, ran out of my 10.5 supplies and just went to 11's. Simple.
I use mediums on my acoustic so 11's on a Les Paul are not an issue for me.
03-08-2012, 10:39 PM
Yup, I use 10s on my strat and tele, and 11s on the gibsons and the string tension is pretty close to the same.
Close enough for me, at least.
03-09-2012, 01:45 PM
Wait a minute...So is it not the SAME string tension over a (SG's) shorter scale? What I mean is, 10's on a Strat is not the same tension as 10's on a SG?
03-09-2012, 01:49 PM
10s on a strat are def more taught than on an SG.
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03-09-2012, 01:51 PM
I have 10's on my 25" fret scale guitar, it is a nice balance as 10's can stress my hand on a strat sometimes.
03-09-2012, 02:03 PM
Wait a minute...So is it not the SAME string tension over a (SG's) shorter scale? What I mean is, 10's on a Strat is not the same tension as 10's on a SG?It's a mass thing, really. The shorter the scale the heavier the mass for a certain tension at a certain pitch.
03-09-2012, 02:05 PM
This is your required reading for next TGP session :p
03-09-2012, 04:56 PM
Thanks whackystrings, Im clear on this subject now.
03-09-2012, 05:43 PM
10s on my strat, 11s on my SG, and 12s on my acoustic. Anything lighter than that is just way too loose to play, IMO.
03-09-2012, 05:56 PM
I always like 10's on my Fenders and 11's on the Gibsons
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