String Gauge, humbuckers factors

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by alanfc, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. alanfc

    alanfc Member

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    hello-

    my new low output bridge humbucker seems to like .009's better than it did my .010's.

    Better note definition.

    Unplugged, the guitar is now much more twangy (Strat) with the 009's.

    I 'm going to need to stay with the 009's for a while because of a pinky problem, plus the fact that in my old age seems my nail painfully separates from my finger after alot of bending, I changed down to 009-042 strings.

    Most curious about the physics of it all, the better clarity I'm hearing..

    thanks
     
  2. tonezoneonline

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    It could be the way the guitar is set up or some other factor like the particular PU's .To my ear it has always surprised me at how much better a step up in gauge sounds.I use 11's on most of my guitars and 12's on some.
     
  3. Flyin' Brian

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    I like em a little heavier too. For me the problem with lighter strings is on the picking side of the street. They seem to give too easily.
     
  4. alanfc

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    indeed the virtues of the heavy strings...
    I will miss them.
    Not an option for me, as stated in my original post.
     
  5. tonezoneonline

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    I understand the old age thing.It's the joints with me not the nails.I gues I'll never be a shredder and happy of it.
     

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