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14 Guage Jazz Strings

#1 User is offline   Zentar 

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 01:19 PM

14 ga Strings

Im thinking about using the 14 gauge (14-55)strings on a 50s hollowbody. It has just had a professional neck reset and is in good to go shape. Im looking for a warm rich jazz tone from a neck pickup only.

Is there any reason I should avoid 14 guage? 13 is as heavy as I ever used and that was on modern acoustics.
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Posted 14 October 2016 - 03:07 PM

You (and your guitar) should be fine with the 14-55 TI-GB's you linked, I use 14-67's on my archtops.

Many acoustic players here on this forum seem to really like TI strings (round wounds I assume), so I would think that their flat wounds were made to the same high standards.

I play LaBella strings exclusively on all my guitars, solids, semis, classicals, and archtops. I found "my sound" with the LaBella #800M Black Nylon Tape Wound strings (14-67). I would highly recommend giving these a try.

http://www.stringsan...eblnytawo1.html
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