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  • #16
    If you have a smaller sized acoustic then I do not recommend phosphor bronzes really cause it adds extra treble to the naturally treble guitar and things get worse when you plug it to an amp...well I wouldn't know this until trying so its better to try than thinking curiously about it...also montara's neck is the same neck as with the standard fenders including the headstock and it has the feel of an electric guitar so 0.12s are extremely uncomfortable...I would try 0.11 bronzes next time...
    I'm actually very curious about the 0.11 pure nickel tone compared to 0.10 stainless steel on my LP...
    also 0.10 stainless steel compared to 0.9 nickelwounds on my RG570...well maybe you could help me some?
    90' Heritage H-147 w/Schaller Golden 50's
    99' USA Fender Stratocaster
    96' Fender Montara Electric/Acoustic
    79' Fender Twin Reverb 135W w/JBL's + Line 6 DM-4 + Boss OD-1 Overdrive + MXR DynaComp + Boss CH-1 Super Chorus + Jim Dunlop Crybaby

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    • #17
      I love the thick, heavy tone I get from my heavy top/skinny bottom EB strings. Heavy strings really are different than light strings. Heavy is more volume and bass whereas light is less volume and more twang.
      57 VOS Les Paul Goldtop
      62 Thin Skin Stratocaster
      Mesa Boogie Lone Star 212
      Baby Taylor
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      • #18
        In the last Guitar Player mag, Billy Gibbons said he has been using 8's tuned down to A#. His tone is huge.
        I think there are enough exceptions to the rule that heavy strings=better, thicker tone. This just isn't true.
        Its in the hands, the gear, and a lot of other things. I use 9s and could sustain notes for as long as I stand there.
        Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Mincer

          Its in the hands, the gear, and a lot of other things. I use 9s and could sustain notes for as long as I stand there.
          This is true. I`m coming from my own experiences with going up from 9`s, then 10`s , and 11`s. There is a big difference in tone and one must try it to hear the difference. I was a 9s player for most of my guitar playing life, started with 8s for the first 3yrs, then moved to 9s for the next 7yrs, then finally 10s after that, the last 7yrs. I tried the 11s but liked the GBE of 10s better so that led me to heavy top/skinny bottoms.
          57 VOS Les Paul Goldtop
          62 Thin Skin Stratocaster
          Mesa Boogie Lone Star 212
          Baby Taylor
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          • #20
            I've found my 11s to fit me nicely. Ernie Balls. (as opposed to Ernie's balls :P)

            Seriously, the added tension creates a better attack, or twang. I think they have more bttom end than 10s, I can still bend them, good stuff.
            Originally posted by Pink Unicorn Horsey
            Dumbness on massive idiocy with the stupid dumb-dumbnity of ridiculous WTFation in the dumbass of you-idiot.
            Originally posted by Sosomething
            "How do I improve the tone of my ThrasherKidzz-O-Blaster combo??"

            The answer is always "burn it, dumbass."

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            • #21
              Originally posted by korovamilkdud
              I've found my 11s to fit me nicely. Ernie Balls. (as opposed to Ernie's balls :P)
              same thing with me. i started with 9's, then up to 10's, then to 11's, where i am now. they are all around perfect for me. good beefy tone, sustain, loud, awesome!
              woooooo

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              • #22
                i currently use 10...kinda gives a rock sound more than metal....
                Guitars:
                87' Gibson Les Paul Custom- Stock PUs
                86' Carvin V220- Super distortion neck, tonezone bridge....
                87' Cort Unknown Model, Modded- Dimarzio Super Distortion Bridge with Alnico V mag.

                Amp:
                Bogner Ecstasy-stock Tubes
                Marshall JMP 50 watt- stock Tubes
                Fender Deluxe 90-Solid State..:-P

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                • #23
                  I didn't expect this thread to get such a response!

                  Thanks all. I bought some 11-52s the other day, haven't tried them out yet as while the strings are off I took the oppurtunity to re-oil my guitar & fingerboard, so my guitar is hanging up waiting to be polished.

                  They're Dean Markley's, the G comes wityh a choice of wound or unwound. Never tried wound before, should be interesting!
                  Homemade Tas Oak Tele w/ SD Custom 4 & strat Blue Lace Sensor, Boogie DC-3

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                  • #24
                    I'm very curious about the woung G so please post a review about the tone & playability when you've experienced it okay?
                    90' Heritage H-147 w/Schaller Golden 50's
                    99' USA Fender Stratocaster
                    96' Fender Montara Electric/Acoustic
                    79' Fender Twin Reverb 135W w/JBL's + Line 6 DM-4 + Boss OD-1 Overdrive + MXR DynaComp + Boss CH-1 Super Chorus + Jim Dunlop Crybaby

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                    • #25
                      I've gone from regulars that must be over a year old to brand new mediums, so there's a lot of changes at once, but I'll try once they start sounding more normal (I don't like the sound of brand new strings)
                      Homemade Tas Oak Tele w/ SD Custom 4 & strat Blue Lace Sensor, Boogie DC-3

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by rraawwrr
                        same thing with me. i started with 9's, then up to 10's, then to 11's, where i am now. they are all around perfect for me. good beefy tone, sustain, loud, awesome!
                        Yes...another who has experienced the power of Ernie Ball...

                        I've actually got to change my strings, their pretty old. I've got a new pack in my room.

                        My I ***** about d'addarios for a moment? Those damn things broke on me every time I tried to put them on my guitar. I hate those things. They always freakin' break on me.
                        Originally posted by Pink Unicorn Horsey
                        Dumbness on massive idiocy with the stupid dumb-dumbnity of ridiculous WTFation in the dumbass of you-idiot.
                        Originally posted by Sosomething
                        "How do I improve the tone of my ThrasherKidzz-O-Blaster combo??"

                        The answer is always "burn it, dumbass."

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                        • #27
                          my tone lies with 10-60 in standard and 13-80 in standard.
                          bones_brig: im too short in the pants to be a pornstar.

                          Dime59hum: stfu you tone racist
                          WasteofO2: I'm not a tone racist
                          WasteofO2: I'm only racist with people

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