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    Default Re: What do you think of 9-46 sets on 24-3/4" scale guitars in standard tuning?

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    That's the one. BFG Gator. I wanted to convert to standard wiring, standard nickel hardware, and standard black knobs, and put on pickup covers, and a pickup ring for the humbucker. I just liked the finish, the plain neck, and the green Gibson inlay.
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    I use Fender Super Bullets, 9-42, on my G&Ls with the DF Vibrato. Other Fender scale guitars with hard tails, like my Music Man Sabre IIs also get 9-42s, D'Addario XLs.

    My Gibsons as a rule get D'Addario XL 10-46, but I have four Les Pauls that seem to do better with 9-46. Everything just seems to fall into place. It's a bit strange, but perhaps not, as the original factory strings on my two late-'90s 1960 Classics were Les Paul Signature strings...in 9-46 gauge. Two others seemed to resist 10-46 sets, and play better with the hybrids. I don't really understand why.

    I used to use EB Skinny Top Heavy Bottom on my old 1960 Strat in the 1970s. I was playing mostly rhythm then, so it was a reasonable choice.

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    Wow, 2 Les Pauls in one thread that I knew nothing about! I learned something, today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehdwuld View Post
    dadgummit
    now this shows up in my YouTube feed

    I didn't watch the video, but it looks like that person had a lot of the same ideas for mods that I had. Adding classic Les Paul plastic parts, changing the knobs. But he or she didn't cover the P90, and didn't change out the black hardware like I wanted to do. And I would have gone for black plastic, not cream.
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    Default Re: What do you think of 9-46 sets on 24-3/4" scale guitars in standard tuning?

    I've tried 9-46 on Gibson scale before and it was alright. I prefer 10-46 though. That set feels more balanced to me.

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    Default Re: What do you think of 9-46 sets on 24-3/4" scale guitars in standard tuning?

    I like 10-52 in D standard on 24Ύ. Similar in tension to 09-46 in E but with a bit more mass and grip. I like .0095-.048 for standard tuning. I set up "even" and "hybrid/lthb" a bit differently so that either feels reasonably balanced to me.

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    Default Re: What do you think of 9-46 sets on 24-3/4" scale guitars in standard tuning?

    Quote Originally Posted by vinta9e View Post
    I like 10-52 in D standard on 24Ύ. Similar in tension to 09-46 in E but with a bit more mass and grip. I like .0095-.048 for standard tuning. I set up "even" and "hybrid/lthb" a bit differently so that either feels reasonably balanced to me.
    I also use 10-52 in D and the tension is a lot lower actually. I've been meaning to go to a higher gauge for that one to match the feel of 9-46 in E.

    It's funny though, I had 10-48 in E on one guitar and 10-52 in D on the other, and I was worried that 9-46 in E would be too loose, only to realize it's still much tighter than the guitar in D.

    So you could probably go to 8's or maybe 8.5's (if that exists) for E if you like 10-52 in D.

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    Default Re: What do you think of 9-46 sets on 24-3/4" scale guitars in standard tuning?

    DR Tite Fits... 11-50 on Gibson scale for both standard and Eb. I could get used to 10s, but my pick hand would probably go to hell on something as flimsy as a 9.
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    Default Re: What do you think of 9-46 sets on 24-3/4" scale guitars in standard tuning?

    Does a bear sh*t in the woods?

    not my first choice (I like 10-46 or 11-52 because I'm hard on a guitar and like the tension and push back)

    but 9-46 maybe the most or second most preferred setup for standard tuning 24 3/4.

    I mean, millions have played this setup -it can't be a poor choice. go for it.
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    Default Re: What do you think of 9-46 sets on 24-3/4" scale guitars in standard tuning?

    9s feel too loose for me on 24.75", but if I were to stop playing for months and then wanted to refine my fret hand technique again, I could do that for a few weeks until I got it back. Then back up to roughly 10-50 which feels great!

    When I am really well practiced and doing a string of gigs, I would go as far as 11s in E on 25.5" fixed bridge guitar.

    In my playing infancy I discovered light strings and I had a set of 9-50 on an Ibanez SZ520, 25.5" scale. Then I got this bright idea to tune it down to C# standard - it was like playing tinny spaghetti but sounded cool!

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    Default Re: What do you think of 9-46 sets on 24-3/4" scale guitars in standard tuning?

    My D-standard setups are now 10-50 at 25.5", and 10.5-52 at 25"
    C#-standard at 25.5" is 10.5-52
    For Eb at 25.5" I'm using the new turbo slinky 9.5-46
    E = who needs it anyway lol

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