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What do the P and W mean?

This is a discussion on What do the P and W mean? within the Ernie Ball Strings forums, part of the Gear Talk category; I keep seeing p and w in some of the string gauges. Example: 9-11-16-24w-32-42 11-14-18p-28-38-48 What does this mean? I ...

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    Wheelman56 is offline Registered User Newbie
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    What do the P and W mean?

    I keep seeing p and w in some of the string gauges. Example:

    9-11-16-24w-32-42

    11-14-18p-28-38-48

    What does this mean? I have been wondering cause I see it next to the G string gauge a lot... does this mean it is wound? I've really been searching for strings that include a wound G string, because I hate the sound of a plain G string, expecially when doing power chords. Someone help please? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelman56
    I keep seeing p and w in some of the string gauges. Example:

    9-11-16-24w-32-42

    11-14-18p-28-38-48

    What does this mean? I have been wondering cause I see it next to the G string gauge a lot... does this mean it is wound? I've really been searching for strings that include a wound G string, because I hate the sound of a plain G string, expecially when doing power chords. Someone help please? Thanks!
    Plain and wound.

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    Wheelman56 is offline Registered User Newbie
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    Are there any Ernie ball strings that are light but still feature the wound G string? I want a wound G string but I also like light strings... and most of the strings out there that I find that have the wound G string are really heavy.

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    Wound g string

    Hi
    I've just started using D'Addario EXL110W (the smallest gauge is 10-46 and this includes a wound 3rd string. The reasom that I have started with these is to
    address a string response imbalance inherent in vintage oickups.
    You will find this string more difficult to bend at the lower frets
    They are available on the web, Stringbusters have them

    Best wishes

    Mapletop

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