Anyone using 9s on their PRSi??

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  1. Russ73

    Russ73 New Member

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    I recently bought my 5th PRS,as posted in a thread that disappeared, yes 5, but this one is my first SE and as I have always used 9.5s or 10s on my USA models the SE came with 9s and boy can I rip on this little guitar! it is a tad loose and does buzz a bit with low action but I raised it a tad , still comfortable, but I feel like I have 20 yr old fingers again with the bending and vibrato and overall control of the guitar...anyone else?
     
  2. GJC

    GJC New Member

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    Tried 10's on my SE standard 24 multi-foil and felt stiff, did not like it at all. 9's feel great! Depending on the guitar I use 10's and 9's
     
  3. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    I like 9-46 on non-tremolo PRS guitars with the 25" scale.

    Been happy with 9.5-44 on 25" scale w/trem and on the 594.
     
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  4. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    I have 9s on one of mine. That’s what PRS put on the Customs in ‘96 when I bought it and I haven’t felt the need to change. I use 10s or 11s on most of the others.
     
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  5. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Former Lyricist for Calhoun Tubbs

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    I have 9.5s on two of them and BOTH are going back to 10s. Something I thought I'd never say... but they play so well and easy that I'm going back up to 10s. After I try that, we'll see if I stay there, but right now I'm confident I will.

    Ha, never thought I'd CHOOSE to play 10s. 9s light top heavy bottom used to be my go to.
     
  6. JMintzer

    JMintzer Bobble Head Moderator
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    9's-10's... Whatever it takes...

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  7. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    9s on everything!
     
  8. Steve's addiction

    Steve's addiction New Member

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    9's on the ce and 10's on the 305 and cu 24.
     
  9. stratcpo

    stratcpo Guitar freak

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    9's are the only gauge I use, very easy to play and feel great. ENJOY!!!
     
  10. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    I mainly use 9.5-44 unless I’m playing my SAS NF... which I’ve made into my ‘Jimi’ guitar so it has 10-38s on it.
     
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    9s on everything....been that way for YEARS.
     
  12. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I use 9s on 25.5 scale lengths like this one (and strats):

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    On 25 and shorter, I use 10s.
     
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  13. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul New Member

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    I use 9s on all my 25 inch scale PRS guitars, Only exception was a Santana model with 24 1/2 inch scale I used 9.5’s, 10s for me were to stiff, I like bending a lot and now at 51 I’m feeling arthritis in my hands.
     
  14. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I was playing 9s all the time before I bought my first PRS. I tried 9s on the 305 for a while, but went back to the 10s it shipped with.
    Maybe I should try 9s again, it's been years.
     
  15. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Former Lyricist for Calhoun Tubbs

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    I love the 9.5s. I think that if more people tried them, more would use them
     
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  16. Wakester

    Wakester Class Clown

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    What's a 10?o_O:confused:I've only used 9's on all my electrics. 11's on my acoustics.
     
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    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I just might do that.
    Thanks!
     
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  18. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    I have those on one guitar too. I quite like them.
     
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  19. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Interesting gauge. So that was his secret.
     
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  20. JJJ

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    I have quite happily used 9s, including on a 245.

    I prefer the feel of 10s on PRS, although it's worth noting I tune to D standard and often drop C. So it's still rather slinky compared to what a lot of people play.

    I feel lead playing is really nice, you do suffer from pitch problems if you're a hard hitter on the low strings however.
     

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