What string gauge on your LP?

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  1. BGood

    BGood Well-Known Member

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    Senior moment ?
     
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    Ope. Lol. I feel like 24 is too young to have those, but my wife would disagree with me given my track record :rofl:
     
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    I played with 7s on my LP Custom for about a month and a half and although they are quite manageable I went back to 9-42s for my comfort. The difference between the two on a shorter scale is dramatic. I'll keep the 7s on my Strat though.
     
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    I've been using (GHS) 10-46 for a long time. Tried 9-42 on my SG with a stop/bridge tailpiece and I liked it. So I also swapped my LP Special (same bridge/stop) to use them. I like the feel better - I think the one-piece stop/tail is inherently stiffer since there's less string to be pulled when you bend. It just feels too tight.

    I think the 10's rang with a little more chime. At lest when playing unplugged. But, it could be my imagination.

    My LP still has 10-46's on it. Might swap it, but it feels as easy as the others with 9's. It has the TOM setup though, so that might be the difference.
     
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    9-42, but only because of my arthritis.
     
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    I have been playing 25.5 scale length guitars since 1979.
    And use 10-46 on those .

    I use 11-48 on my Gibson LPC .
    Because the headstock angle of my Epiphone LPC , is only 14 degrees, I have to use 11-52 on my Epi LPC, to get a similar tension I need from 25.5 scale necks that I am used to.
     
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    Playing less than 10s on an LP feels weird to me, but I will sometimes flip down to 9s if I haven’t played in a long time.

    I don’t chug or typically downtune, so I’ve never felt the need for 11s or higher.
     
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    I have been using 10 gauge on my Les Paul.
     
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    Well it’s been several months now but the Elixir Optiwebs are finally back in stock and available for anyone who has been waiting like me :)

    Pat
     
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    Don't go spending $40 on one pack now.
     
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    I use D'addario 10-46 on my LP style guitars except for my PRS SE Nick Catanese which uses 9-42's
     
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    Strings? Ya' gotta use strings? Well I'll be damned. No wonder it don't make no sounds. :dunno: :rofl:
     
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    :facepalm: Not my proudest moment. :rofl:

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    Eh, we've all done something like that. The important bit is to have a sense of humor about it. Learn, but laugh.
     
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    10’s on everything except my semi-hollows and my Jazzmaster, Jaguar and Mustang which get 11’s. Mostly use sets with wound thirds. Was the only way they came when I started playing in 1957 and for years after that. To me the wound third sounds better and for sure intonates better. D’Adarrio does make 10’s with the wound third.
     
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    I like flats on guitars but the wound third is always too much of a bear to try and bend.

    I am using a set of 10’s from D’Addario when I do use them which is the same guage as the 11’s I use regularly except the high E string.

    I whole heartedly agree with you on the intonation on the wound G. It makes tuning and intimating the G string so easy.

    Are you actually able to do bends with that wound G string?

    Pat
     
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    Yup, even at 74 years old!
     
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    I use Thomastik-Infeld 12–50 flats on most of my guitars, but my only Les Paul (2014 Gibson Traditional) is too dark-sounding with those. It is also the only guitar I use for some bending (I am not a blues player), so I have Rotosound Pure Nickels 11–48 on it. When you're used to playing flatwound 12s on Fender scale, roundwound 11s on Gibson scale is very light.
     
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    I had a funny moment when a friend handed me his Tele to play and it had 9’s on it. I went for my first bend and bent the note to about the middle of the neck!

    Thankfully I didn’t break the string. But it was an eye opening experience. :)

    Pat
     
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