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  • #31
    Re: String gauge comparison....

    Originally posted by DavidRavenMoon View Post
    When I hear people playing 11s and up, their bends and vibrato always sound stinted. They never quite reach the note.
    You need to listen to better players.
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    • #32
      Re: String gauge comparison....

      Originally posted by JB_From_Hell View Post
      You need to listen to better players.
      I do. And they use lighter gauge strings. [emoji6]


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      • #33
        Re: String gauge comparison....

        9's on 25.5", 10's on 24.75", heavier for my guitar that stays permanently in D standard. It's all about the feel: too heavy and it slows down your left hand; too light and it neuters your right hand.

        If you're so worried about tone that you're willing to sacrifice your playing, you need to reassess your priorities and maybe get a new amp.

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        • #34
          Re: String gauge comparison....

          Originally posted by bigcupholder View Post
          9's on 25.5", 10's on 24.75", heavier for my guitar that stays permanently in D standard. It's all about the feel: too heavy and it slows down your left hand; too light and it neuters your right hand.

          If you're so worried about tone that you're willing to sacrifice your playing, you need to reassess your priorities and maybe get a new amp.

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          Very well put. Couldn't agree more
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          • #35
            Re: String gauge comparison....

            My apologies for bringing up an older thread, but there was a thought that struck me some time back, at a time when I was too busy to visit forums, that I would like to add:

            I see that there are a few people here who say that the strings lose bass and/or output when lighter strings are used. Is the change, in our opinion, merely a matter of loss, or is something audible also gained, which one would gradually lose by using heavier strings?

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            • #36
              Re: String gauge comparison....

              New video out, now on acoustic strings:

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              • #37
                Re: String gauge comparison....

                Originally posted by Sirion View Post
                New video out, now on acoustic strings:

                This should be interesting, I’ll watch tonight.
                Oh no.....


                Oh Yeah!

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                • #38
                  Re: String gauge comparison....

                  I liked the light guage strings for finger picking, and the heavy ones for strumming on that particular guitar. But that's on that guitar. My experience has been that different acoustics seem to behave differently with strings . . . some seem to sound better with lighter strings, some with heavier.
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                  • #39
                    Re: String gauge comparison....

                    Heavier strings, in my experience, are louder on an acoustic
                    They produce more vibrations and thus move more air

                    The lighter strings, conversely, are softer

                    My Hummingbird came with 12s and was a rocker
                    It was also harder to play with it's high action and taunt strings

                    The 10s made it much easier to fret and also made the action more reasonable

                    The volume of the guitar went down noticeably

                    If that is what is being refered to as tone, then yes big strings big tone

                    And like Steve said, it's much better for fingerpicking
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