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What size string do you use 8,9,10,11 or 12

#1 User is offline   4Hayden 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 01:21 AM

What's you favorite size of strings ? 12 for flat tops or 9-48 for Les Paul, tell us what type guitar and strings you use on it.

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 01:54 AM

View Post4Hayden, on 13 January 2015 - 01:21 AM, said:

What's you favorite size of strings ? 12 for flat tops or 9-48 for Les Paul, tell us what type guitar and strings you use on it.

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 06:53 AM

Semis and solids: La Bella EL-BH 12-52, nickel plated, round wound.

Archtops: La Bella 800M, 14-67, black nylon tape wound.

Classical: La Bella 2001, Medium Tension, silver plated.
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Posted 13 January 2015 - 07:21 AM

D'Addario EXL 125, hybrid 9-46 for Lesters

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 09:15 AM

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 09:25 AM

Hmmmmm ... my lesbian won't even wear a G string, much less a whole set. You are very lucky ...
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Posted 13 January 2015 - 09:40 AM

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 10:37 AM

I just switched from a custom set of D'Addario NYXL 9.5-47 to a standard NYXL set of 9-42 on my SG and I won't ever be switching back to anything else.
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Posted 13 January 2015 - 03:56 PM

hi all
on my double cut junior and my studio I use ernie ball 9-42's
on my es 335 and my r7 goldtop I use ernie ball 10-46's
I think on my acoustic just now I have d'addario ej15-3d 10-47

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 01:40 AM

View PostL5Larry, on 13 January 2015 - 06:53 AM, said:

Semis and solids: La Bella EL-BH 12-52, nickel plated, round wound.

Archtops: La Bella 800M, 14-67, black nylon tape wound.

Classical: La Bella 2001, Medium Tension, silver plated.


I take it you don't bend your strings that much , what type music do you play ?
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Posted 14 January 2015 - 01:42 AM

View PostBobF_, on 13 January 2015 - 09:25 AM, said:

Hmmmmm ... my lesbian won't even wear a G string, much less a whole set. You are very lucky ...

My wife goes commando so nothing to take off
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Posted 14 January 2015 - 01:55 AM

View Post4Hayden, on 13 January 2015 - 01:21 AM, said:

What's you favorite size of strings ? 12 for flat tops or 9-48 for Les Paul, tell us what type guitar and strings you use on it.

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4H


Hey 4H,

I use D'Addario Exp 12-53 on my acoustic and Dean Markley nickel steel 8-38 on my LPC and Strat
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Posted 14 January 2015 - 09:15 AM

View PostMarky Forrest, on 14 January 2015 - 01:55 AM, said:

Hey 4H,

I use D'Addario Exp 12-53 on my acoustic and Dean Markley nickel steel 8-38 on my LPC and Strat


Some were sayng that they used 10 or 11 Les Paul or Strat and don't see how they bend that size string
unless they just play chords. I have 8's on my Strat now but I'm gong to 9-48 tonight
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Posted 14 January 2015 - 06:23 PM

View Post4Hayden, on 14 January 2015 - 09:15 AM, said:

Some were sayng that they used 10 or 11 Les Paul or Strat and don't see how they bend that size string
unless they just play chords. I have 8's on my Strat now but I'm gong to 9-48 tonight


I switched from 10's to 8's a while ago and really like them. They do bend like crazy. Have fun with your 9's and please let me know how you like them.
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Posted 14 January 2015 - 08:00 PM

View PostMarky Forrest, on 14 January 2015 - 06:23 PM, said:

I switched from 10's to 8's a while ago and really like them. They do bend like crazy. Have fun with your 9's and please let me know how you like them.

Only reason I switched from 8's to 9's is 8's do bend to easy even when you don't try
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Posted 17 January 2015 - 04:22 AM

Hi 4H,

Yes the 8's sure do bend easily, maybe too easily. I agree with you but I'm starting to get used to them so it's not too bad. I haven't played acoustic in awhile so that should be interesting. I know B.B. King plays 8's and Billy Gibbons went all the way to 7's! How are those 9's doing for you?
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Posted 18 January 2015 - 05:26 PM

I use 9-46 on everything...........GHS BOOMER CL's (Custom Light)

Just what I've found matches my playing the best over the years.

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 08:27 PM

I just now changed strings on my Balladeer. I tried a set of D'Addario EXP 10-47s after playing their PB 11-52s but they seemed dull and whiny.

I decided to go heavier and went with D'Addario Flat Tops PB 12-53s. They sound fantastic! Not even played in yet!

No more coated strings for this guy.

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 06:20 AM

I use Ernie Ball Cobalt Slinky's(9-42) on everything.
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Posted 21 January 2015 - 10:16 AM

View PostSearcy, on 20 January 2015 - 06:20 AM, said:

I use Ernie Ball Cobalt Slinky's(9-42) on everything.

Found out most on here use 9's
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