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Which string gauge on a Mustang?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
pumpkin wrote:
BartMan wrote:
For the 13 users, you guys tune down or keep it standard?


I use 13s and then teun UP half a step, I also use my massive dong as my guitar pic.

(Seriously, I use 11s for everything and use a variety of different tunings)




im guessing this was just a cut at me?


or your dong.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

13s on my SuperSonic. Anything less feels to loose. Standard

13s on my Strat. Love having to fight for note bends. Standard or Eb
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't it extremely hard to do barre chords on fat strings like that, especially considering the short scale neck is thin and you have less grip?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use 11s on everything really, short or standard scale.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find doing barre chords easier, because when I use a lighter gauge string, it feels too floppy and I end up bending the notes out of tune when I play chords.

Strong hands don't like floppy strings.
I'm used to playing with really heavy strings though, its all personal preference.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike wrote:
I use 11s on everything really, short or standard scale.

^this
except my jag currently has 13's on it.. and my acoustics get 13's..
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pavlov wrote:
Isn't it extremely hard to do barre chords on fat strings like that, especially considering the short scale neck is thin and you have less grip?

due to the short scale there is less tension required to get things up to tune so it evens itself out. It can be a bit complicated, thus, this thread

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serfx wrote:
Mike wrote:
I use 11s on everything really, short or standard scale.

^this
.. and my acoustics get 13's..
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tomin8r wrote:

Strong hands don't like floppy.............. strings.


I had such high hopes for this...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.010 Elixir Nanos. Love the feel, and the action is uber low.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GHS - 10 Gauge GBL
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