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Old 2009-12-16, 03:39
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String gauge for D standard

Anyone recommend asuitable gauge for D standard, need resonably tight tension but other than that?
Anyone??
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Old 2009-12-16, 11:49
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Depends on what scale length you have.
For a normal strat-style-scale 25.5" I`d recommend 10-52.
LP-Style (which is 24.75") I`d take 12-54.
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Old 2009-12-16, 12:45
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I think 11s are the all-around best choice for standard D. The 12s may be a bit tight.
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I just loooove 10's in D, but you wanted tightness so I'd say 12.
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Old 2009-12-16, 14:00
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I just loooove 10's in D, but you wanted tightness so I'd say 12.
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Old 2009-12-16, 22:14
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.11's

i use 11's for E, Eb, D, and Drop-C
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Old 2009-12-16, 23:16
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Yeah, thanks guys. I have an S series Ibanez so it's a 25.5" scale.
Looks like I'll be giving the 11's a try.
Thanks for the help!!
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Old 2009-12-16, 23:21
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Um, do you guy's have any preference to brands?? I usually use Jim Dunlop or 12-58 set's from a Aussie company called Death Wish strings when I was tuned to B standard.
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Fuck, I just looked around and there are half adozen diff gauge's of 11's, this is getting more complicated.

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Old 2009-12-17, 02:23
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DR tite-fit or hi-beams .11-.50

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Old 2009-12-17, 08:51
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My choice is Ernie Ball Power Slinky on my Yamaha 25.5" for E and Eb.
On my Ibanez ADC I have Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky for D, Db, C and B.
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Old 2009-12-17, 10:50
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I prefer DR Heavy Bottom- sets, with .011 being the highest string and .52 the thickest.
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Old 2009-12-17, 14:29
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i use rotosound pure nickel now. Cheapest strings ever, made in britain, sound really sweet. Almost the same tone as d'addario nickel plated steel, despite not having any steel in them

Used to use d'addarios, but they have steel in them, and i have nickel frets, so that translates to fretwear.

every time i've used ernie balls, they've gone rusty in a week. Plus theyre really loose and gooey feeling. I avoid them outright.
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Old 2009-12-17, 16:44
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D'addario or Ernie Ball, however if you've got cash to spend the fucking Elixer all the way. Their acoustic strings are fucking heeaaveeennllyy, too.
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Old 2009-12-21, 04:12
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Thanks heaps for the replys and the advice. I ended up going with the Jim Dunlop's 11-52, they were cheap and my priority is to save as much as I can for my new guitar, not strings! lol
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Old 2010-01-19, 19:23
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I use .12s for Drop-C, but I think that for D standard .11s would probably be your best bet.

Edit: I should have read the last post and seen that I didn't need to post this...
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Old 2010-02-03, 20:32
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I use 13-53s for D standard.
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Old 2010-03-02, 12:15
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Wow. Everyone's using pretty thick gauges for D. I've got Ernie Ball Power Slinky's for the higher 6 strings of my A standard-tuned 7-strings. Right now I have a 58 for the low A, but when my local has them in, I use a 60.
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Old 2010-03-09, 14:11
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way back when, when i was a little 11 year old goth kid and played marilyn manson covers (in D) I'm pretty sure I used regular ass thin strings, ernie ball super slinkies I beleive.
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Old 2010-08-23, 14:35
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I use 10's in D and they feel great. They sound good too. I also find it hard playing lower gauge strings sometimes cause they feel kinda flimsy especially after using higher gauges, but I guess that's how most people feel about it. I think it gives you a heavier/thicker sound too, right?? lol...
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Old 2010-08-23, 15:43
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I've been using 11s (Power Slinkys) in D standard since 2002. I've tried 10s and 12s, but I eventually settled on 11s. Anything lower than 10s in D standard seems a bit crazy to me!
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