jaguar string gauge?

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  1. 27sauce

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    What are y’all using?

    My gut is telling me to go with 11’s, but the 10’s my new Jag has on it feel okay. I’m afraid they might be a bit slinky on a gig.
     
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    Only jag I ever owned liked .12’s.
     
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    I have .11s with everything stock except Mustang saddles on my 62 AVRI. Stays in tune perfectly. I use .10s on every other guitar I own. If I were ever to go to a smaller string gauge on my Jag, I’d swap the bridge for a Mastery.
     
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    Yeah, I thought for sure I’d swap the bridge and go up a size, but it just plays so good right now and stays in tune, stock...all I did was raise the action a bit.

    I’ll gig it this way this week. I’ll try the 11’s next week.
     
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    I have no problem using 10's on my 'road worn' Jag. My former AV65 preferred 11's.

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  6. JagFan

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    I've experimented a fair bit with strings on my Jag.

    Played 11s for a long time but then when I started playing my Tele (which had 10s on) I was always a disappointed with how the Jag felt going back anf forth. I tried 10.5s for a while and they were nice but still not quite right.

    Then went 10s and it's just so easy to play now (I play mostly rhythm so easy chording is a must).

    As others have said, thicker strings are pretty much a must on the stock bridge but with a staytrem/ mastery in there you can choose whatever feels best for you.
     
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    I'm between Jaguars at the moment, but 10s and a Mastery is a really nice combination.
     
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    I recently put flatwould 11's on my Johnny Marr Jaguar, and the tone improved dramatically over the roundwound 10's.
     
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    9's on all my guitars. Jaguar also.
     
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    This x 10. Flatwounds turn a good Jaguar into a phenomenal one.
     
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    I went with 11’s after all and am very happy.

    Less buzz, not too slinky. The 10’s were great at home but farted out on the gig.
     

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