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I recently bought a brand new L-4. It had strings starting with .12. It was a little heavy for me so I put on Blue Steel .11-.52. I don't know... I kinda liked the sound with the heavier strings or maybe it's just a question of brand and I need to get used to the heavier gauge.

 

My question is:

When you buy a new Gibson L-4, which make are the strings on the guitar?

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Felicitations - une belle guitare!!

 

Si vous visitez

 

http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Divisions/Gibson%20Custom/Archtop%20Models/L-4%20CES%20Mahogany/

 

vous allez voir que les cordes sont "Gibson L-5".

 

A mon avis, particulierement si vous jouez au jazz, le son est plus agreable - plus tiède (c'est juste?) avec les cordes nickels, .012 (ou meme un peu plus lourd).

 

Vous pouvez essayer aussi les Webstrings Jazz-Med

 

http://www.webstrings.com/electric_guitar_strings.html

 

qui sont tres bon marche ou les DR Pure Blues PHR-12

 

http://www.drstrings.com/pdf/drstrings_catalog.pdf

 

RN

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Merci beaucoup Robin!

 

J'utilise des Blue Steel depuis des années parce que adolescent j'ai porté des boucles d'oreilles de mauvais qualité et j'ai développé une allergie contre le nickel. Je vais réessayer avec les cordes Gibson L-5. Si non, je suis tenté par les webstrings aussi étant donné que la corde de sol n'est pas "filé".

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Merci beaucoup Robin!

 

J'utilise des Blue Steel depuis des années parce que adolescent j'ai porté des boucles d'oreilles de mauvais qualité et j'ai développé une allergie contre le nickel. Je vais réessayer avec les cordes Gibson L-5. Si non' date=' je suis tenté par les webstrings aussi étant donné que la corde de sol n'est pas "filé".[/quote']

 

De rien. :-)

 

J'ai tout compris sauf "la corde de sol". J'ai decouvert que ca veut dire "G string". (Rien a faire avec le soleil!)

 

Je ne sais pas combien coute les cordes en France. En Australie on paye entre $A20 (= $US19) pour une serie(?). C'est beaucoup plus chers que aux Etats-Unis et donc j'achete mes cordes Gibson ici:

 

www.mandoweb.com

 

C'est $US6 le serie plus l' affranchissement.

 

RN

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I've got an L-4 and like the 12's because they are relatively the same guage as my flattop. I like the Acoustic sound of the L-4, so anything under 12's make it sound a little weak. I use the DR "Pure Blues" handwound strings on mine. 12,15,24,32,42,52 which is a good sound for me, acoustically or plugged in. Good luck...

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  • 2 weeks later...

12's can sound great. However as you know sound is a product of a few elements not just string gauge - pickups guitar, amp, amp settings, playing style/technique etc all of which contribute to the overall sound. For me the problem with 12's is playing them and not losing the pleasure of playing.

 

For me 12's are just too heavy. I prefer and use 11's (D'Addario Jazz Light Chromes 11's) on my archtops (L5, ES165 & ES150) and 10's on my solid bodies. For my acoustics guitar, I use 11's. I find that the 11's are enjoyable to play and are the heaviest strings that I can manage - anything heavy tires my hands very quickly and causes muscular pain. The 11's produce a really good sound. Certainly good enough. I'm not sure that on listening I could pick the difference in sound between 11 and 12's.

 

Regards, AlanC.

 

Gibson use L5 strings on their guitars. You can buy L5 strings in 11's or 12's.

 

Also I tend to be very careful about switching around string gauges on my guitars for fear that in so doing there may be an adverse impact on the set up of my guitars. Also when you buy new guitars they move around a bit for a couple of yerars beforwe the wood setrtles. During the first 2 - 3 years I tend to get my luthier to regularly set up my guitar.

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