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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

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[quote name='4Hayden' timestamp='1421133666' post='1614396']
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.

Thanks
4H
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Les Paul : EB 10-52
Sambora Strat : EB 9-46
60th Anniversary : 10-46 (Fender Bullets, still got original strings, will likely put the same gauge on but EB)

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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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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

cheers Derek r

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[quote name='L5Larry' timestamp='1421153613' post='1614455']
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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I take it you don't bend your strings that much , what type music do you play ?

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[quote name='BobF_' timestamp='1421162719' post='1614512']
Hmmmmm ... my lesbian won't even wear a G string, much less a whole set. You are very lucky ...
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My wife goes commando so nothing to take off

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[quote name='4Hayden' timestamp='1421133666' post='1614396']
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.

Thanks
4H
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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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[quote name='Marky Forrest' timestamp='1421222124' post='1614850']
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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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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[quote name='4Hayden' timestamp='1421248555' post='1614949']
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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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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[quote name='Marky Forrest' timestamp='1421281433' post='1615137']
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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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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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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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.

NHTom

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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.

ϵβ

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[quote name='Searcy' timestamp='1421756437' post='1617570']
I use Ernie Ball Cobalt Slinky's(9-42) on everything.
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Found out most on here use 9's

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On electrics:
Optima Chrome Roundwound Regular Light 10-46 on all vibrato solidbodies
Optima Chrome Roundwound Medium 11-50 w/ plain G3rd on all hardtail solidbodies
Optima Chrome Roundwound Regular 12-54 w/ wound G3rd on my only semi-solid

On my acoustic guitar are some 11-52 phosphor bronze w/ wound G3rd - at the moment Rotosound Jumbo King, but a D'Addario set is in stock here, too. :)

On basses:
Optima Chrome Roundwound 45-105 (long scale and short scale)
Optima Chrome Flatwound 45-100 (long scale and short scale)
Fender Nickel-plated Steel Roundwound 45-100 (short scale, on Fender '65 Mustang Bass, sadly discontinued as well as the string gauge :( )

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10's on my electrics, 11's on my acoustics, and 45's on my bass. All Dean Markley. Blue Steel on the Bass and Electrics and Helix on the Acoustics. Sometimes Martin Strings on the Acoustic.

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[quote name='FZ Fan' timestamp='1424873522' post='1633191']
10's on my electrics, 11's on my acoustics, and 45's on my bass. All Dean Markley. Blue Steel on the Bass and Electrics and Helix on the Acoustics. Sometimes Martin Strings on the Acoustic.
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Why Dean Markley FZ ?

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[quote name='4Hayden' timestamp='1424884431' post='1633313']
Why Dean Markley FZ ?
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Just like em, Been playing them for years. What do you use? They are pretty affordable. I have tried D'addario, Ernie Ball, DR, Fender, Gibson, GHS, and Martin, Never tired any of the uber high end ones. Spending any more that 6 or 7 bucks to me seems to be a waste.

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