Anyone use light top, heavy bottom strings?

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  1. Telemarkman

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    I use vintage tuners myself, and find the tuning is more stable with fewer winds ... I know someone like Bill Hullett disagrees with me - but what does he know.:D It's impossible to make the D'Addario thin E sit in the tuner with only 2 winds though:oops: - that's why I prefer EBs. I'm sure there's not much difference in tone or playability.

    After I'd started using 9-46, I discovered that my favorite Tele player, Roy Buchanan, used a similar set.;)

    Maybe Ernie's grandson will treat you to one of his sets ... ?:lol:
     
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    Add me into the EB Skinny Top -Heavy Bottom camp with my Welch Tele Clone with micro coil PUPS. I was using DR pure blues nickel but switched about a year ago on the Tele but not my others. I may try a set of the Cobalts throughout the collection including LP, Strat and P 90 PRS just to see what all the hoopla is about.
     
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    Me too. I get a 7-string set and discard the wound 24 gauge string.

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    I went to Juststrings.com and had them put together a custom set, basically .010-.048. I've used them several times, they have been great to deal with.

    The notion that a custom set will warp your neck is beyond absurd.
     
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    This is a rather old thread and the OP may never see these replies.

    I have used 10-52 for years and years with good results.

    Never had a problem with a "twisted" neck.

    Although they may have done something to my personality.

    :)
     
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    So "Zombie" threads are OK now? Good to know, as I've reported many through the years.
     
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    Although this thread seems to be about electric guitars, was just watching a Norman Blake instruction video where he talks about strings. On his 1930's Martin Dreadnaught he uses 11-16-24-34-45-59. Most of the time he plays with a capo, and I had wondered how he got such a full sound before I saw that.
     
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    I've been using 09-46 for years. I was using D'Aquisto until they went out of business. I like the Dunlop nickel coated now.
     
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    Not officially. There are many details to work out. Some zombies, started by deceased members for instance, will need an evaluation.

    Threads like this that still contain relevant information will probably not recieve a double-trap to put them down.

    Thanks for your diligence in the past.
     
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