Best String guage for Acoustic\Electric guitar

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  1. hemant_spidey3

    hemant_spidey3 New Member

    Hi Guys,

    I've Pro-craft acoustic guitar(Mini-Jumbo/Concer/GS-Mini shape) guitar and Greg Bernet AV-3. What do you suggest what is the best string guage for it.

    Right now i put .11-.52 gauge D'addario string on my AV-3. It kind of of seam heavy to me. I feel it is hard to do bend on this guage of string. or i'm using the proper technique.

    Guys please help me


    Thanks in advance
     
  2. piyushsood2312

    piyushsood2312 New Member

    i ordered for 9 for my acoustic two weeks back but i felt its too light and plus my guitar was not sounding the way it used to.bending and all all stuff was too easy with 9.
    I have ordered for 11 this time.

    I am yet to discover which gauge suits my fingers the best. But i think 11 would do!
     
  3. ss192

    ss192 New Member

    String gauges are personal choice , I like .11s , and jumping suddenly into .11s or .13s from .09s are not good for your fingers . But most people like tone of thicker strings. You can try tuning to Eb or something like that with thicker strings.
     
  4. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    The one that is MOST COMFORTABLE to you is the one for you.
    11s are ultra heavy! No wonder you will have a hard time doing string bends. Only a few players actually prefer that heavy gauge (heavier gauge sounds more - thick and "cleanish").

    Most prefer 9s ...
     
  5. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    9s and 10s are enough for electric i guess, your acoustic will anyways have heavier gauge in case you want to train your fingers.. I use 10-52 for my Dean VMNT ....

    plus did you do the intonation of your electric guitar after putting the heavier gauge?
     
  6. hemant_spidey3

    hemant_spidey3 New Member

    No I didn't do the intonation. Is it necessary every time I change my string?
     
  7. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    Not everytime you change the string but everytime you change the gauge... It is mandatory !
     

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