Different Strings for Different Guitars?

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  1. wetland10

    wetland10 Tele-Afflicted

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    I currently have three guitars "in rotation" as my "go to" guitars. One is my MIJ 52 Tele and I have liked Ernie Ball classic pure nickel 10s on there for a while. I thought these were "my brand" at this point, but I didn't like them on my Squier Tele Custom II at all. I keep that guitar as a 5 string in open G and the Ernie Ball RPS 10s seem to stay in tune better in the dropped tuning. I currently have the EB pure nickels on my Ampeg AMG100 but I am not sure that I like how they play on that guitar.

    Does anyone else find themselves in this situation? Certain strings feel different, and play different, to me on different guitars. It is driving me nuts having different types of strings. I was also going to look into the GHS Burnished Nickel to try on the Ampeg.

    Wayne
     
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    At one point, I had Dean Markley 10s on ALL the electrics, across the board.

    As time went on, I gradually discovered that each guitar had a "preference" -- some brand or gauge that really brought out its best qualities. Doesn't bug me too much, really, since I'll go through a lot and put up with almost anything, if it improves the sound!
     
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    I hope different gauges count. :rolleyes: :lol:

    I've been digging the GHS Burnished Nickel ones lately.

    .011 for Froggy the Bender Tele who I hope comes home soon.
    .010 for the Strato and for LessPauly
    .09 for the Hello Kitty

    I like the way they sound and they seem to have a decent lifespan,
    even the .09s which I usually stretch out pretty quickly.
     
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    It just makes sense to use different strings on different guitars.
    It does not bother me.
    Which ampeg do you have?
     
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    D'Addario Chromes 10's on my tele
    D'Addario Chromes 11's on my Godin Summit
    D'Addario Chromes 12's on my Aria Pro II FA-71 archtop
    D'Addario Phosphor Bronze 13's on my Godin 5th Ave archtop (I've used 14's on it too.)
     
  6. wetland10

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    Having the different strings doesn't really bother me, it's the discovering that the guitar needs different strings than what I have that bothers me because then it is off to the store to pick out a bunch of new strings to try until I get it right.

    I have the Ampeg AMG100 which has a mahogany body. I have a humbucker and a P90 to switch around with.

    Wayne
     
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    All of my guitars are set up differently.All D'Addario strings.
     
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  9. hannigan

    hannigan Friend of Leo's

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    Where did you get the p 90? I would love one for mine.
     
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    .010s on the Fenders, .011s on the Gibsons (well, Epiphones actually).
     
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    I've always went with the thought that......

    since the Fender's were all six in line tuners and the Gibsons were three on a side that I'd use hybrids (9-46) on the Fenders and (10-46) on the Gibsons. Since there's more string length to the first three strings on the a Fender guitar, it makes sense to have them a little lighter while the three wound strings remain the same. I know the Gibson's scale is a little shorter, but not enough to really make a great difference in tension........JH in Va.
     
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