Anyone with an ES 335 with 11s?

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  1. RocknPop

    RocknPop Supporting Member

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    I really like the feel and tone of my DGT Standard and it's strung with .11s.

    Any of you guys own a 335 and have it setup with 11s? Any risks? Since my 335 is a used new, I'm having the pros do the full setup.
     
  2. mad dog

    mad dog Silver Supporting Member

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    .11s are all I play on my '66 ES-335. No risk at all. It's a personal taste thing really. .11s play so easy on my 335, no reason to even consider lighter. MD
     
  3. Flyin' Brian

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    I play a Heritage Prospect scale wise virtually the same as a 335 and I use 11s and thinking of going to 12s
     
  4. merriweather69

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    11's on everything, Gibsons and Fenders ...
     
  5. kracdown

    kracdown Custom User Title Gold Supporting Member

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    .011's on everything, included my ES-335.
     
  6. jazzrat

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    10-46 on my 335 but I do swap in an 11 on top.
     
  7. kev

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    I've used .011-.048 sets on mine for many years, no issues.
     
  8. blaster

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    I have 9's on my 335. Sounds great and play super easy
     
  9. jamester

    jamester Silver Supporting Member

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    11-49 on all my guitars, primarily 335's and teles.
     
  10. ultra

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    11-50 on all of mine GHS Nickel Rockers ..... ES345, ES335, ES355 and Stevens and Fenders
     
  11. ronniesize

    ronniesize Member

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    11-49 elixirs for mt es 333
     
  12. markjsmith

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    I like 11s on my 335.
     
  13. Average Joe

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    I had 11s on the 87 dot that i once had. The bridge collapsed
     
  14. William Braddell

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    11s. on my 335 and all my other electrics for that matter. No complaints here.
     
  15. racecar

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    I use elixir 11's on my 65 335 and all 24.75 scale guitars. I use 10's on my 25.5 scale suhr. For the 335 I tried 10's but went right back to 11's.
     
  16. eugewong

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    11s on all my Gibsons. My 335 feels great with 11s, 10s are a little too floppy.

    10s or 9-46 on the Fender and Fender scale guitars.
     
  17. ProToneThinline

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    I'm guessing that's because the stop tailpiece was lowered all the way down. Lowering the stop increases the pressure of the strings over the bridge, and can (sometimes) cause collapse over time. If you raise the stop, you can relieve some of the pressure.

    I've run 11's on my 335 with no issues, but I keep the stop up a little bit.
     
  18. Average Joe

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    No, the tailpiece was up a good bit. It had to be because the neck angle was pretty extreme on that instrument. Of course it's entirely possible it was just a faulty bridge that would have collapsed anyway.
     
  19. slopeshoulder

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    I gigged 8's on my '69, and '70 335's back in the early 80's.
    More recently I used 11's and 10.5's on my Collings I-35.
     
  20. Billion81

    Billion81 It'd be a whole lot cooler if you did.

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    Fo sheez...11s on the mouse.



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