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Thread: JP16 made me switch from 9's to 10's after 30 years

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    JP16 made me switch from 9's to 10's after 30 years

    Just got my JP16 a couple of weeks ago & I typically change strings on a used guitar right away. It came with a fresh set of 10's & since it's a floating bridge, I didn't feel like going through the hassle right away & just started playing it. It felt so comfortable with the 10's, I stayed with that gauge when I restrung it with some cobalts.

    After a week of playing the JP every day, I grabbed my LIII & the 9's felt like rubber bands . So, I switched that to 10's, as well as my AL. I think the floating bridge definitely makes a difference, because it gives when you bend. I haven't changed my Axis guitars, they still feel ok with 9's, maybe because they play like a hardtail, the bridge only lifts if I bend more than a full step.

    This JP16 has exceeded my expectations, so easy & comfortable to play.
    Last edited by wired; 09-25-2018 at 08:31 AM.
    1994 EBMM EVH (Trans Gold)
    2009 EBMM Axis (Black Magic Crystal)
    2012 EBMM Albert Lee HH (Retro Burst)
    2013 EBMM Axis (Black Cherry Burst)
    2016 EBMM Luke III HH (Bodhi Blue)
    2017 EBMM JP16 (Black Lava)
    2018 EBMM JP15 (Sahara Burst)
    2016 Suhr Classic Pro HSS (Sunburst)
    2017 Gibson SG Standard (Pelham Blue)

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    That's always interesting how preferences and experiences go. My recently acquired Axis SS was the guitar that mad me go from 10's to 9's! The stock strings sounded and felt so good that when I want back to my usual D'Addario 10's they were awful. That's why they make 'em all.
    2016 Axis Super Sport Trans Gold w/ Maple Neck
    1997 Axis Sport HSS Red w/ Maple Neck

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    I've always played 10's so I can't comment.


    All many friends who have grabbed my AL's have asked if i was playing 9's or even 8's.

    Happened just last sunday and the guy, a real professional musician, just couldn't/wouldn't believe they were 10's.

    Always makes me wonder why MM has such a reputation for building the most comfortable instruments.
    Last edited by Magic Jason; 09-25-2018 at 11:38 AM.
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    AL HH Candy Apple Red
    AL MM90 Sparkle Turquoise

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