What String gauge do you use on custom 24

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  1. Alarik

    Alarik New Member

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    Elixir 11-49 droped one half step down on all of them.
     
  2. dsenoj

    dsenoj Old dude in a PRS T-shirt

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    I saw a post, maybe from Shawn, that D'Addario makes PRS strings to PRS specs and they are similar but not identical to normal D'Addario strings.
     
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  3. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    D'Addario or PRS 10's since 2003.
     
  4. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Yep. The package is different. :p:p:rolleyes:;) *







    * Actually, I don't know, and that was my attempt at (probably failed) humor.
     
  5. Artjr

    Artjr My wife's a Lawyer

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  6. jeffgoobs

    jeffgoobs New Member

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    D'Addario makes the PRS strings. The difference is that they're pure nickel and that a couple of the individual string gauges are .001-.002 off from the standard D'Addario set.

    That said, I use .011 - .049 (unwound third) PRS DGT strings on my Hollowbody I, and DR Tite-fit .010 - .046 on my CE24 and my Strat.
     
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  7. Brad737

    Brad737 This space for rent...

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    D'Addario .095s on 25" scale guitars, 9-42 on 25.5", and 10s on Gibson scale.
     
  8. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    I use D'Addario NYXL 11-49 for standard tuning, 12-54 for whole and half step down.
     
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  9. Telemesa

    Telemesa New Member

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    Playing around with some 9-42s on certain guitars but generally GHS Boomers 10-46, I seem to break less of them. Thanks
     
  10. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    On all my PRS electric and Fender electric guitars, I use the same strings, either PRS 10-46 nickel wound or D'Addario 10-46 nickel wound.
    I keep telling myself that I should experiment some, but I never seem to get around to it. I do a lot of string stretching, but I rarely break more than 2-3 strings per year.
     
  11. Steve's addiction

    Steve's addiction New Member

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    I'm the same and it is odd how the older ce's prefer the 9-42's
     
  12. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    I went through a period where I had to have 11’s on all guitars, mainly because they lasted longer than the smaller gauges. Now I stick with whatever gauge the guitar comes with. Ernie Ball Slinky or Super Slinky for Nickel-wound, and Fender for Pure Nickel (no bullet ends!). For me, the EB are better for heavier rock, while the Fender are more mellow for sweeter cleans. Lately, when the strings wear out, I just throw the guitar away and buy another. o_O
     
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  13. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    Obviously. Only poor people change strings.
     
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  14. jcha008

    jcha008 New Member

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    Anything in standard tuning gets a 10-46 set. If I'm tuning down, I bump up to the next gauge set accordingly. I use DR Tite-fit strings.
     
  15. Shizzrock

    Shizzrock New Member

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    I just started using NYXL balanced tension 10-46 and I love them. They're also good for brightening up some dark pickups.
     
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  16. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    They could be. They’re both made by D’Addario. When I buy D’Addario branded strings, I get the pure nickel, not the nickel-plated. So I should have said that.
     
  18. Steven Lafferty

    Steven Lafferty New Member

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    I started out using 9s but quickly switched to 10s. They just seemed to have more sustain and to have a fuller quality sound for me.
     
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  19. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Full disclosure: for the last several months I’ve been in a CU24 renaissance. All electronics were returned to stock, as well as the stings to what it arrived with...9s. The mind-blowingly soft action has been fun, but after one practice, I realize why I made the changes I did. This week, the 59/09 goes back in and I’m setting it up for 11s. My heavier touch just can’t keep from smashing chords into a blur.
     
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  20. Windymiller

    Windymiller Follically Challenged

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    Ernie Ball Ultra Slinky 10-48 on one, and 10-52 on the other
     

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