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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by radiocaster, May 19, 2020.
No-one cares but you pal. The first thing I do when I get another guitar is change the strings.
When I went through my Soundgarden phase, I kept a Les Paul strung with 28/28/28/11/11/11... tuned GGGDDD.
@radiocaster ... Have you tried those Kane 11 socks yet? I bet you'd love them.
Then you don't care if it's .058-.010 or .038-.010. Why bother changing them in the first place then?
You know the answer, and a) are just soliciting responses to a "tongue in cheek" question for the hell of it, or b) you are just plain STUPID.
I thought about it, but wouldn't you need to replace the nut with one that was cut specifically for the same size strings?
Because I don't know how old they are, and what crap they're covered in. Besides, I have my own preferences for string sizes.
Now stop being silly and/or provocative.
Well, obviously .010 refers to the gauge of only one string. Please prove otherwise or consider yourself stupid.
Okay, at the risk of stirring the pot, which is not my intention, I think the original post was only intended to point out one of the many instances in which the English language can be a little funny, in that our "common expression" for a certain thing may not necessarily reflect the actual physical reality of that thing. So, assuming it's generally understood that a "set" (on a guitar) consists of six strings, then using the expression "a set of tens" would arguably denote the use of six 10-guage strings, rather than a traditionally-balanced set in which the high "e" (and only the high "e") happens to be a 10-guage string.
So, the post is really more about the quirks of our language than it is about guitar strings per se.
There are other examples of this, I'm sure, but I can't come up with any at the moment!
The OP is from 'Europe', how do you know that English is their first language?
A more interesting question might be "how are string sets referred to in other languages?"
How about a pair of pants? Is it a pair because there are two legs? Do you buy a quantity of two of 501's and put them both on at the same time?
haha. You got me. Does 10-46 help? Or do you REALLY need to know all 6?
I love the smell of literalism in the morning. It smells like...abject boredom.
10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46.
Going by my D'Addario sets.
a pair of panties and only one bra - doesn't make sense does it? Logically the bra ought to be the pair.
Maybe next the OP can wonder why Fender amps have a vibrato and Stratocasters have a tremolo
I like big butts and I cannot lie.
Ahhhhh anyone that uses 10's should be punched in the mouth..
Sorry joke from another forum..
I was thinking the op forgot to add, "this week" to the end of the question, but then I realized that yet another one of our members is losing their marbles. I have loss count since this new era has started.