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Discussion in 'Epiphone Guitars' started by tygr1, May 12, 2021.
Senior moment ?
Ope. Lol. I feel like 24 is too young to have those, but my wife would disagree with me given my track record
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.
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.
9-42, but only because of my arthritis.
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.
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.
I have been using 10 gauge on my Les Paul.
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
Don't go spending $40 on one pack now.
I use D'addario 10-46 on my LP style guitars except for my PRS SE Nick Catanese which uses 9-42's
Strings? Ya' gotta use strings? Well I'll be damned. No wonder it don't make no sounds.
Not my proudest moment.
on the SingleCuts mostly those:
Ernie Ball 2721
the Semi-Hollows get these
Ernie Ball 2715
the Tele-types usually these
Ernie Ball 2723
Eh, we've all done something like that. The important bit is to have a sense of humor about it. Learn, but laugh.
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.
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?
Yup, even at 74 years old!
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.
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.