ShortScale Forum Index www.shortscale.org
Head 'n Neck Above
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
UploaderUploader   ShortScale WikiBuilder

String gauge?
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShortScale Forum Index -> Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
NickS
.
.


Joined: 14 Jan 2008
Posts: 9498
Location: Nr. Basinggrad, UK

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:
I've used D'Addarios for years. Never tinned the windings, though. I'd be concerned that it would weaken things, rather than making it stronger. I've haven't problems with strings coming apart there, either.
I had several go and stopped using D'Addarios, went back to Rotosound Pink.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Thomas
.
.


Joined: 09 Oct 2008
Posts: 3218
Location: Glasgow, UK

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never break strings, the only thime they ever come apart is D'Addrio high e unwinding. It happened to me 2 days ago. Great strings apart from that. 10 Gauge on a Jag so it's not like theres loads of tension on the strings or anything. I've used them since I started playing but I think I'm gonna make a change. It just happens far too often and I don't really want to have to solder every set I put on.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
George
.
.


Joined: 03 Jul 2009
Posts: 20377
Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ Fender Bullets thumbs up
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dezb1
The Oppressor


Joined: 01 Mar 2009
Posts: 7412
Location: glasgow

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never break strings and never had any unwind either always used D'Addrio
_________________
Extreme distortion used discreetly...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Fakir Mustache
.
.


Joined: 25 Sep 2013
Posts: 3363

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
The only reliable 9 or 10 sets to work on my Bratomaster's Jazzmaster trem are Fender Bullets. Every other brand I've tried has unwound at the bottom of the high E string at some point. Sadly my local music shop doesn't sell them but they perform really well. No windings round the tailpiece means they look quite dapper, too.


so many bell-ends...
_________________
dezb1 wrote:
I only buy synths with mini keys as I like the shortscale synths.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Fran
The Curmudgeon


Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 21148
Location: Nottingham, Englandshire.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hot, Blue and Righteous

Probably the best string description ever.
The packaging is cool as fuck too.

When I put them on one of the guitars I'll report b back on what they are like.



_________________
dezb1 wrote:
Stop fucking about and get an SD-1

robroe wrote:
I got a stomach ache. Anyone got any heroin? Or like a gun or something?

brandonwinmill wrote:
Maybe i'll sell my internet. It's lost its fun since i already beat it twice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Noirie.
YOUTH


Joined: 15 Jan 2009
Posts: 4596

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Times are changing. Rip Manland.
_________________
robroe wrote:
fuck this shit. the guy with the guitar thinks he's in red hot chilli peppers
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
George
.
.


Joined: 03 Jul 2009
Posts: 20377
Location: UK

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran, don't leave us hanging on this. I'm considering trying 7s or 8s now.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Doog
can i get uhhh


Joined: 24 Apr 2006
Posts: 19610
Location: London

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

enjoi yr pansy tone, LAIDIES
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Fran
The Curmudgeon


Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 21148
Location: Nottingham, Englandshire.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have the last laugh when I've got the RIGHTEOUS TONE!

Sorry George, I'm off work tomorrow so I think I'll drop them on the Tele if I get chance.
_________________
dezb1 wrote:
Stop fucking about and get an SD-1

robroe wrote:
I got a stomach ache. Anyone got any heroin? Or like a gun or something?

brandonwinmill wrote:
Maybe i'll sell my internet. It's lost its fun since i already beat it twice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dots
BADmin


Joined: 17 Apr 2006
Posts: 1013384
Location: on the move

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fakir Mustache wrote:
George wrote:
The only reliable 9 or 10 sets to work on my Bratomaster's Jazzmaster trem are Fender Bullets. Every other brand I've tried has unwound at the bottom of the high E string at some point. Sadly my local music shop doesn't sell them but they perform really well. No windings round the tailpiece means they look quite dapper, too.


so many bell-ends...


been a fan of deez for years
_________________
robroe wrote:
I'm fuckin old dudes

jcyphe wrote:
But the people need that wiggle stick.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Fran
The Curmudgeon


Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 21148
Location: Nottingham, Englandshire.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So then, these 7's Laughing

The best way I can explain the feel is in standard tuning, you feel like you've drop tuned. Quite low, like C#.
It's a bit bizarre, a fair difference to 8's.
Not played them plugged in yet but acoustically they are just as loud. String bending is effortless. Wide vibrato (think Hendrix) is easy to do as well.

I think if you play mostly lead or suffer with hand problems like arthritis or carpal tunnel, these could be a godsend.

They're certainly fun but I've got a feeling open strings will go slightly sharp if you dig in with the pick. Same as 8's. Not ideal if you use open drone notes.

Also, I was a bit apprehensive tuning up that 7 string, it's like angel hair!


_________________
dezb1 wrote:
Stop fucking about and get an SD-1

robroe wrote:
I got a stomach ache. Anyone got any heroin? Or like a gun or something?

brandonwinmill wrote:
Maybe i'll sell my internet. It's lost its fun since i already beat it twice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bacchus
Whatever's handiest


Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 19201
Location: wandering

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there even strings on that guitar? I can't see them!
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Fran
The Curmudgeon


Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 21148
Location: Nottingham, Englandshire.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

Tried it plugged in. Sounds damn good, but this Tele does anyway, and surprisingly the open strings don't go sharp.
But 8's do on the SG. Maybe it's as much down to scale/design as the strings?

The G, B and E are barely existent though, a bit too fine for me to be honest. I'm over bending notes and double checking if I'm actually fretting a string.

I'll keep them on for a while but I think 8's are my limit with fine gauge.
_________________
dezb1 wrote:
Stop fucking about and get an SD-1

robroe wrote:
I got a stomach ache. Anyone got any heroin? Or like a gun or something?

brandonwinmill wrote:
Maybe i'll sell my internet. It's lost its fun since i already beat it twice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Noirie.
YOUTH


Joined: 15 Jan 2009
Posts: 4596

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That a new Tele? What guitars you got anyway Fran?

I trashed mine last year but want a Thinline of some sort.
_________________
robroe wrote:
fuck this shit. the guy with the guitar thinks he's in red hot chilli peppers
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Fran
The Curmudgeon


Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 21148
Location: Nottingham, Englandshire.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noirie. wrote:
That a new Tele? What guitars you got anyway Fran?

I trashed mine last year but want a Thinline of some sort.

No it's the Telebastard. It ended up standard with a gold anod guard.

Still got the main bunch but hardly play most of them. Only really use the Teles and the Duo, besides recent purchases, the Sheraton and SG.

I'm settled on the Tele to be honest but they can't do everything. I missed humbuckers, I like to play along to some classic rock stuff.
_________________
dezb1 wrote:
Stop fucking about and get an SD-1

robroe wrote:
I got a stomach ache. Anyone got any heroin? Or like a gun or something?

brandonwinmill wrote:
Maybe i'll sell my internet. It's lost its fun since i already beat it twice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
theshadowofseattle
THE TAMPA BAY HERO


Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 62476
Location: Skrampa, FL

PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

every string's bigger in texas
_________________
gusman2x wrote:
wizard thickness

George wrote:
Yeah, thickness, nut
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kingkiller
.
.


Joined: 02 Jun 2017
Posts: 779
Location: Dumbtown, Florida

PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fight with my guitars, and mostly play in Drop C so I play Power Slinkies and Beefy Slinkies depending on what mood I'm in that month.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
George
.
.


Joined: 03 Jul 2009
Posts: 20377
Location: UK

PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds fun, Fran. Not sure I could go that loose though! Might string a Strat up with 8s, though.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
singlepup
.
.


Joined: 10 Dec 2010
Posts: 4050
Location: San Diego

PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was a GHS user for years, but now find myself using D'addario 10 gauge with the wound 3rd.

I also tried the Flatwounds briefly, but wasn't my thing.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShortScale Forum Index -> Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Page 3 of 4

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Anti Bot Question MOD - phpBB MOD against Spam Bots
Blocked registrations / posts: 631794 / 0

Guitars at Musician's Friend

Help support this site by clicking the above link!