Electric Guitar Strings...

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by ambuj, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. ambuj

    ambuj Pro Tabber

    Hey guys, I'm thinking of changing my guitar strings. Can anyone tell me what options I have, what thickness strings suite which kind of music, etc?
  2. zing

    zing Machine Head

    imo heavier strings are better for rhythm / struming n lighter gauge for lead but ymmv
  3. hindiRox

    hindiRox Banned

    Heavier strings when put without intonation done will Warp the fretboard..

    See the optimum guage specified by your guitar manufacturer or get someone to adjust the springs according to your requirement..
  4. fictional_real

    fictional_real Pyaasi Jawani

    Hey Ambuj, DMF has some extra strings...he wants to sell it off. its ernie balls...they are good. I wonder what happend to your guitar strings...they are new. aren't they?
  5. ambuj

    ambuj Pro Tabber

    yeah, they're new... but i want thicker strings
  6. shak

    shak Harrr!

    i use super slinkies .. they are ultra light .. really skinny ones ...almost paris hilton..
  7. hindiRox

    hindiRox Banned

    ^^^ LOL

    @ ambuj : Before you put a heavier guaged strings, just set the springs right..
    Can you tell us which guitar you have?
  8. rabi_sultan

    rabi_sultan <Bulla Ki Jana>

    string gauges really depend on the guitar model you have.

    For instance Gibson's sound better with a medium/lighter gauge tthan heavies.

    Whereas Fender's are much much better with the heavier strings.
  9. DrSaurabh

    DrSaurabh Wh@+s Up D0C


    am gettin extra slinkies .09 gauge in my LP
  10. hindiRox

    hindiRox Banned

    ^^ why are you so proud of that fact.. Nowadays i'm also using 9-42

    Extra Slinky is 0.08 BTW...
  11. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    I use 9-42 as well. I find it extremely comfortable to play though I may get better tone by using 10 guage strings.

    @ambuj: I have a set of Ernie Ball Super Slinkies (9-42) and D'Addario X-Super Lights (8-38) if you are interested. Let me know if you want either of them.
  12. hindiRox

    hindiRox Banned

    DMF : Try GHB Boomers.. I've shifted from being the BIGGEST Ernie Ball fan to GHS...
  13. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    k I'll look them up.
  14. hindiRox

    hindiRox Banned

    Siddharth : Its there on MF.. availavle in Furtados.. So just try them.
  15. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    k thanks Jay.

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