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String guage - Lead and Rhythm

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by JVIoneyman, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. JVIoneyman

    JVIoneyman Member

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    I Just slapped some 11's on my les paul and kept 9's on my strat and i have noticed that I like heavy guage for lead/jazz chords, and lighter guage strings for faster strumming rhythm.

    How do yuo guys feel? :AOK
     
  2. Platypus

    Platypus not in rivers, but in drops Supporting Member

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    I use 10's on all my stuff for a good mix of both since I kind of am a 'one man band' at this point. It also depends on the guitar.
     
  3. DavidH

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    D'addario .10-.46 for me on strats and jazzmasters(and Frusciante i recently discovered),different strings for different things isn't an option for me since i'm trying to play everything all at once in a whirling dirvish type stylee.
     
  4. JVIoneyman

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    Actually, now that i think about it, single coils are more stummy then humbuckers. Maybe im just crazy but thats what *I* like to use them for.
     
  5. Enjoyer

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    I like 12's for lead and, umh, 12's for rhythm.
     
  6. DejavuDave

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    11's are my minimum for anything. Got 11's on my strat and tele, 13's on my archtop. I may go to 12's on the strat and tele. I have pretty strong fingers for bends, and the tone is immensely improved with each step up.
     
  7. Rossl

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    I use 11's on all electrics Gibsons and Fenders. Stay in tune better (I bend A LOT), more tone, once you get used to them they don't feel heavy.

    I used 10's for many, many years before the 11's
     
  8. TiEsQue

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    The one thing that has been an absolute constant for me is that a heavier string guage always sounds better. I use 10's (GHS Burnished Nickel Roundwounds) live. I record with 11's.
     
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