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I use the 17 24 and 34 gauges I like those the best
I just built my first CBG with a Humbucker PU. My question is......what does "electric 9's or 10's" mean?
I need a set of strings.
The "9's" or "10's" refers to the smallest string in a set of strings. There are many combinations, but typically you would see a set of strings with big E string measuring .042 inch and the small E at .009 or .010 inch...
Since you have a magnetic pickup (humbucker) you need electric guitar strings, usually nickel wound, so the pickup will give proper output. Bronze/Phosphor strings will work in a pinch, but not well.
I just read about all the different tunings......I have only tuned in GDg. Can I use the same set of strings for DAd, fcf, DF#A,gbd?
OH! suggestions for inexpensive (ones i will sell) and quality (ones i will play myself)
With GDg, you can easily do the following alterantes:
And similar. Usually you can get away with one whole step up or whole step down from the nominal tuning, depending on your scale length. With longer scales you can get a step to step and a half down, but maybe only a half step up. Conversely, with shorter scales, you can probably do a whole step or maybe even two up, but maybe only a half step down. Let the tension be your guide.
I would put the same strings on a guitar for sale or played yourself. There isn't such a price gap between acceptable strings that it should influence you.