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  1. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Best site to buy them from these days? I used to use Juststrings but it seems that the lightest they do in singles now is 024. Spring is coming and I need a bunch of single 10/11s for the annual Fiddle Refresh.
  2. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    So I don't venture outside of standard that often (mostly out of laziness). I want to learn a bunch of OSDM soon, and want to set up my beater in Eb. Anyways, I prefer tighter strings, so I use 10-46s in standard. Should I just use my 10s, and just deal with the fact that its a little looser...
  3. General Music Discussion
    Hey folks - If I wanted to go drop D on my Les Paul, what string gauge would you suggest? Currently, it's 46-9. Would 52-10 be alright? I have a couple sets of 52-10 lying around.
  4. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Hi, My first post here. I'm trying dropping down to B standard tuning and I'm a bit stuck as to which string gauge to use. I play an LTD EC401 and I've just tried Ernie Ball 11-54 which are a bit too loose. Without me wasting more money I don't really have, does anyone play in this tuning...
  5. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    So I just bought a nice Jackson (25.5 scale lenght) guitar, and when buying strings, I decided to go for 10 gauge instead of the usual 9's. BIG MISTAKE! I tried 10's once before on a strat, but apparently I forgot how much I hated them... Which is weird because I am fine with the Ernie ball...
  6. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Hi there ! Recently, i went up to a 070 string gauge on my 24.75 neck ( 11-13-18-36-48-70 Open B - B/F#/B/F#/B/D#). The tone is waaay better and it feels very nice to play, but i wonder if i can hurt my guitar if i play like this for a long time. I know : i should use a way longer scale for...
  7. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Hi there, Just a little post about string gauge for Open B ( B F# B F# B D#) : i am experimenting this tunning on a 24.7 scale, and there's no much information on this on the interwebs, so i thought it might be useful to share. So, i use a custom gauge set : .11 - .15 - .18 - .34 - .46 - .64...
  8. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    What size should I be using on an Ibby SR706 in drop Ab(parallel interval drop to a dropped Ab guitar) for simeone who picks like a man? Right now whatever we have in there is okay in terms of tension, but the notes are choking, and won't hold correct pitch. It needs a bigger string for sure...
  9. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    So I decided to give my newest guitar a spa day with a new larger set of strings. The guitar is an Ibanez RGD 2127fx, you may have seen my recent NGD post. What came on there were 9-54 gauge. I found the lower register of strings to be a little more floppy than i liked so i upped the gauge to...
  10. General Music Discussion
    Answer: nobody cares! Heaven & Hell - Live At Rockpalast 2009 (Full Concert) - YouTube (skip to 10:33 for a big "F U Zakk Wylde lol") (Sorry Chris can't make it embed with the "time=5m50s" code]
  11. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    And couldn't be happier. I was always a 9's guy for years (in standard to half a step down, that is), then late last year I switched to 10's (can't remember the reason, just curiosity maybe) and it felt/sounded great so I stuck with it. Then out of curiosity again, I restrung my Charvel with a...
  12. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    I am in a stage where I am heavily experimenting with different gauges/styles...I've been using max grip carbon fiber jazz iii's, ultex jazz iiii's, petrucci signature picks, 0.88 tortex jazz iii's...I've been debating trying ultex jazz iii xl's and/or tortex jazz iii xl's...I just haven't found...
  13. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    There isn't a clear explanation online on which gauge should be used as a Head to Cabinet cable. Im aware that it shouldn't be your regular Instrument cable (even though looks the same). So can any one help with this; FYI - I have a peavey 6505+ and orange 212 OB Cheers
  14. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    I putted Ernie ball 9 - 46 to my Jackson rx10d randy rhoads with floyd rose on B standard tuning. The strings have really low tension. Advantages: -The fingers need really low strength to press the fret, this gives more speed -Can easily do bendings -Even 7 semitone bendings are easy :scream...
  15. Music: Other Instruments
    I tune my 7 string guitars in A# Standard (A#D#G#C#F#A#D#) and sometimes Drop G# (G#D#G#C#F#A#D#). So the tuning I use on my 5 string bass is either A#D#G#C#F# or G#D#G#C#F#. What would be a good string gauge you guys would recommend for this? Right now I think it has something like 35-135g...
  16. The Car and Bike Forum
    Holy shit this thing is awesome. AeroForce Mustang Single Interceptor Gauge (05-13 All) CNF101 - Free Shipping!
  17. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Hey gents! Does anyone know what the maximum size string you can fit through a schaller locking tuner? I thought it was a .056 but I'm trying to get that size string through the tuner and it really does not seem like it is meant to fit. :scream: Can anyone confirm how big a string you can...
  18. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    I currently have a set of La Bella crazy eights (9-40+54+74) tuned to standard (E-E, B, F#) on my RG2228A. Tension wise the 74 feels great for the F#, but the intonation is off (I can't move the string saddle any further back) plus it doesn't quite have the attack/tone I'd like. I was just...
  19. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    I'll keep it short. 7 string in Bb standard currently has 10-59 D'Addario strings. I want something a little tighter in the lower end. I've tried 10-52 + 66 and it's just too much, I'd like something in between. Like a 10-49/50 + 62, but the only 10-49 sets I can find have a wound 3rd, and I...
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