- Jan 29, 2005
- Reaction score
8s on all my guitars.
Thanks! Great to be here, can already tell there's a lot of knowledge on these boards!
Welcome Iosador, Oh yeah, there is a ton of experience and knowledge on these boards. Some folks are monster players, expert luthiers, expert electronics engineers, and some who know amps and recording etc etc.
Then there are newbies and all manner of folks. Welcome here.
I have two 2014 Les Paul Melody Makers that came with 9-46 Gibson Brite Wire strings. One is now strung with my usual 9-42 NYXLs, but the other still has light top-heavy bottom strings. Tonally there is little difference. I can get a little bit lower action (less neck relief) on the lt. top-hvy-bottom because of the minimally greater pull of the bottom strings. I string my 25.5" scale guitars with 7-36, no noticeable difference in bass range but the top end sizzles and bends go up as high as you like. Wrap and core seem to make more difference in tone than diameter. jmhosome guitars respond better to heavier strings, some play
better with lighter gauges.
Wow I didn't know EB made 9.5s, will try them! I have a prejudice regarding EB strings...stupidly I guess...because the Slinkies Super Slinkys I used in the 1970s broke alot. I've been using 10s for years but threw on 9s on one guitar (Fender MIM HH Blacktop) and loved the feel for blues soloing.