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What string gauge and tuning do you use? 
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Ernie Ball "Not Even Slinky" tuned to B standard.

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13-72

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5-string bass. Don't need to tune it lower or anything, that's why I've got a 5-string one.


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For C# I use 10-52, for B I use 12-54, and for A I use 13-56


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Well just I started using Ernie Ball Strings 'Not even slinky". They weren't easy to put on my gibson but they play great. Tuning isn't that low. Just in D. Which is just fine to get a 'black' sound.

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I may have posted this in here already, but meh.

I use D'Addario jazz... medium I think? 13-56 on my Schecter. The 25.5 scale mixed with those strings cannot be beat.
On my Les Paul I have 13-56 dunlops on there. Worst. Strings. Ever. Moreso than Ernie Ball slinkys.

Both tuned ADGCEA [A standard]

When I get a 7 strine, whenever that will be, I'll be tuning it ADGCEAD. It should make for some interesting chording and whatnot.

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Well, when I play I usually dont like my guitar to sound too low... but generally if I am just jammin for the sake of it.... I prefer dropped D DADGBE

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About ten years ago, I posted this same topic in another forum. Since then, it's been popular any time I bring it to a different place.

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We're tuned to B standard so I use 13 - 56. Basically I buy a set of Earnie Ball Slinky Top, Heavy Bottom and a wound 22 which I use as the D (G position in E standard tuning). I use a '73 SG so I'm worried anything heavier will snap the neck like a stale Twiglet!!

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We tune to B standard and I recently got a 7 string pack of strings and just threw away the high E. I can't recall what gauge they are but they are Ernie ball and they are ultra heavy on my 6 string. I'm game to try an 8 string someday.

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7-string Ibanez Universe:
- Ernie Ball 'Regular'
- .010 - .056 (or 54)
- Standard A

I play pretty often with my thumb instead of using plectra, it makes sound "semi-palm-muted" .

Sometimes also E-BOW to create very harsh distortion.

Short example : http://www.last.fm/music/Tiermes/Tiermes

(Track "Unorganic Being" -rhythm gtrs).
Used same thumb-trick with Unholy with rhythm gtrs as often as i could..
Leads and fast parts with plectra.

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Currently using D'Adarrio Nickel Plated Baritone Light B to B tuning 13 17 26w 36 46 62 on Gordon Smith guitars. The D'Adarrio's are the best I've found so far but I might try some flatwound strings soon.

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7-string Ibanez Universe:
- Ernie Ball 'Regular'
- 70w(F),62w,56w,46w,36,24,13(E#)
- Modified F

Example of "floyd rose tremolo guitar fuckup system" (as some guitarists call this)
For octaves (= chords stay in tune no matter if you play em from from first fret or 12th fret) with "floyd rose tremolo guitar fuckup system" you need guitar tech to tune octaves.
Seminote change means octaves are not in tune.

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D'Addario Jazz Mediums.

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For my Ibanez, I use "Earnie ball custom gauge 42", the guy at the music store I used to go to recommended them to me and I was always content. The last strings I bought for my classical guitar are "Fender nylon classical" with ball end - I feel they're not yet the perfect solution, but okay for a start. For the acoustic guitar I use "D'Addario EZ900 Extra Light .010-.050". I used all of these for my most recent recordings, too.

Honestly, I don't have a real clue about guitars at all. I never had the opportunity to take lessons and don't have any acquaintances who know their way around and could give me some helpful pieces of advice, and I have neither time nor nerve to read up on it... So with all the advances I've made in playing, I'm still sort of an illiterate to the instrument itself. Thus I only use the standard tuning for all of my guitars even though a custom tuning and more purposefully chosen strings could surely get much more out of them...

Can somebody recommend me good strings for acoustic guitar (steel strings, that is)? The ones mentioned sound rather sharp to my ear and besides, they are pretty hard to grab accurately, but the latter issue might also be due to the distance between strings and fretboard (don't know what it's called in English) - another thing I wouldn't dare to try and fix myself.

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For my Ibanez, I use "Earnie ball custom gauge 42", the guy at the music store I used to go to recommended them to me and I was always content. The last strings I bought for my classical guitar are "Fender nylon classical" with ball end - I feel they're not yet the perfect solution, but okay for a start. For the acoustic guitar I use "D'Addario EZ900 Extra Light .010-.050". I used all of these for my most recent recordings, too.

Honestly, I don't have a real clue about guitars at all. I never had the opportunity to take lessons and don't have any acquaintances who know their way around and could give me some helpful pieces of advice, and I have neither time nor nerve to read up on it... So with all the advances I've made in playing, I'm still sort of an illiterate to the instrument itself. Thus I only use the standard tuning for all of my guitars even though a custom tuning and more purposefully chosen strings could surely get much more out of them...

Can somebody recommend me good strings for acoustic guitar (steel strings, that is)? The ones mentioned sound rather sharp to my ear and besides, they are pretty hard to grab accurately, but the latter issue might also be due to the distance between strings and fretboard (don't know what it's called in English) - another thing I wouldn't dare to try and fix myself.


put bridge lower=string are closer to fretboard. optimal distance between fretboard/strings is theres enough space for one pick(plectra) ie if heavy pick fits between strings and fretboard then it should be fine...
doesnt work if you use too thin strings as then string comes sloppy,and wont stay in tune..

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I typically play in standard (occasionally I drop my E and A strings down a step), and I use D'Addario 12-52 gauge strings. A bit thick for standard tuning, but they give the guitar a much meatier, more powerful sound.

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Guitar:
Newtone custom 'electric masters' with round core.
tuning: B E A D F# B.
gauge: low B = .058.
All strings, except the high B, are wound.

Bass:
Newtone custom 'platinum' with round core.
tuning: B E A D G B E.
gauge: low B = .130.


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Lajos wrote:
Guitar:
Newtone custom 'electric masters' with round core.
tuning: B E A D F# B.
gauge: low B = .058.
All strings, except the high B, are wound.

Bass:
Newtone custom 'platinum' with round core.
tuning: B E A D G B E.
gauge: low B = .130.


"All strings, except the high B, are wound." = not so metallic sound (i think)

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SIL0KKI wrote:
"All strings, except the high B, are wound." = not so metallic sound (i think)

Indeed, but the round cores also contribute to that.


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