miroslav Posted January 18, 2004 Share Posted January 18, 2004 How many of you like to mix your own string sets? I use to always just use the factory sets…but awhile back I was not happy with the tone balance I was getting between high/low strings on my one guitar…so I ordered a bunch of loose strings and made up my own set (using GHS Boomers). But now…I bought a couple of more guitars, and I now have 4 electrics to pick from. I guess I'm thinking that it's a lot easier/simpler to just go with a factory set… …plus some of the “specialty” sets, like the Fender 150 Pure Nickel Wound which I love on my Tele, are not easy to come by as singles. Also, I am wondering if there is some “rule” as to what the proper “thickness spread” should be between the stings. As an example: Most “Light” sets are : 10 –13 – 17 – 26 –36 – 46 My “custom” set is: 10 – 12 – 17 – 24 – 32 – 42 I have never seen any factory set that used this kind of gauge combination…though I do like the sound of it…it's seems to be a very smooth balance/transition between all six strings. I'm wondering how much I am splitting hairs with this…or do some of you also get real picky (no pun intended) with your string gauge selections, and you make your own sets? Any suggestions/opinions…? miroslav - miroslavmusic.com "Just because it happened to you, it doesn't mean it's important." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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