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Old May 11th, 2017, 03:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What gauge strings

Purchased a EJ-200CE and changed the strings a month or so later with a set of D'Addario 10's, which I've used on a smaller acoustic for years. As soon as I started playing it just didn't feel or sound right, so does anyone have any recommendations to what gauge strings I should be using to achieve a better feel and sound.

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Old May 11th, 2017, 03:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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On any guitar, you should use the gauge of strings that are most comfortable and sound the best for you.

On acoustics, most people use a larger gauge than what they may use on electrics. I most use 10s on electrics, but use 11s with a plain G string on acoustics. If I solely played rhythm, I would probably go up to 12s or even 13s, but I like to be able to bend strings, hence smaller gauge. Guitar sounds fine plugged in
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Old May 11th, 2017, 10:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I tend to use 11s on my electrics but on acoustics, I find anything less than 11s sound very thin. I tend to switch between 11s and 12s on my Martin and use 11s on my Ovation
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I've gone for 13's so will see how it sounds and feels..

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I'm so lazy, I play 10-46s on all my electrics, but sometimes wish I could go up to 11s. I play 12s on my acoustic, but don't play it often enough to be comfortable on it.
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Old May 24th, 2017, 03:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What gauge strings

J200 - if it's anything like my Washburn Super jumbo anything less than 12s might buzz - those bodies are very resonant and cause the strings to vibrate wildly.
When I first got it I put D'Addario 80/20 custom lights on 11 to 52. The middle strings buzzed. It was fine before. And it was too bright with its spruce top and maple back and sides these strings don't work.
I put them in because the action was higher than I liked.
However I since carried out a fret level, lowered the action and put Gibson bronze lights 12 to 53 on it and now no buzz. These are are warmer sounding and now the guitar sounds bright but with a warmth to it.


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13's are definitely to bulky for me!


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Old May 28th, 2017, 01:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Just put a set of 10's back on and the difference for me is amazing! I'll stick with 10's!


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