BFR October 2019

View Poll Results: What Gauge?

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  • 8's

    3 1.92%
  • 9's

    54 34.62%
  • 10's

    88 56.41%
  • 11's

    19 12.18%
  • 12's

    9 5.77%
  • 13's

    3 1.92%
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Thread: what Gauge Strings Do you Use?

  1. #1

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    what Gauge Strings Do you Use?

    ok i thought i would start a poll on what gauge strings you use, dont matter on what brand just the Gauge........

    9s for me...
    My Home Setup:
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    Strap: DIMARZIO LOCKING GUITAR STRAP
    Strings: Ernie Ball Super Slinky 9's

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    wooooo hoooo!!! First to vote for 10s lol. I like the sound of them better and for me I have more control playing. Anything lower than 10s seems to be way too loose, plus with 10s your fingers get stronger and you can play faster more effortlessly .

  3. #3

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    On my Ibanez and my Strat I used 9's, but since I got a Les Paul, I haven't played the others since, and I've converted to 10's. The shorter scale length makes the 10's almost feel like 9's.

    Always used EB's.

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    got to have 10s

  5. #5

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    I always have used 10's, but just refinished an old Guild Jet Star and put a bigsby on it. I decided to try Power Slinky's which are 11's. I like them so far and think I might try them on some of my other guitars.

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    I used 9s for ages, then switched to 8s, which I found just to be too rubber bandy. Then went back to 9s, then up to 10s on my Jackson and 10-52 on my E$P (which I owned for 2 weeks).

    Since i've got a new EBMM JP i've gone back to 9s, and enjoying it.

  7. #7

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    CodeMonkey uses 7 String Power Slinkys with the B string as an E so I think that makes the CodeMonkey a 14s player.


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  8. #8

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    you mean there are other gauges than 9s?. lol. i use 10s for drop tuning stuff, other than that 9s all the way baby.

  9. #9

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    I use 10's, because 9's are a bit too small and I don't want to snap too many strings.

    My set up:
    Fender Mexican Strat in tri burst
    Marshall JCM2000 DSL 401
    Marshall guv'nor GV2
    Jim Dunlop Cry Baby

  10. #10

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    I voted for the 10's because that's what I use when I play guitar. I mostly play bass at the moment, and those strings are guaged .047-.068-.080-.107

  11. #11

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    Hybrid Slinkys Rule!

    9-11-16-26-36-46

    Used to use GHS 10's, but I changed to the Hybrid Slinky set & haven't looked back since.

  12. #12

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    As Thick As It Gets

    go with as sick as it gets.
    11 and thicker.
    harder pays...
    in the name of the lord, WHY NOT?!

  13. #13

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    I voted 9's but, I use 10's equally as well. Just depends on the guitar.

  14. #14

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    Ahem...


    .45s...
    It's all about the bass!

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  15. #15

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    When i owned a guitar for a brief period of time i used 10's. My guitarists generally use 10's as well.
    1997 Sterling black/black/maple
    1992 Stingray Fretless 2eq trans teal/black
    Epifani PS600
    Epifani UL310

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