What String gauge do you use on custom 24

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  1. goat-n-gitter

    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    GHS Boomers - 10-46 on PRS and other 25" or lower scale. 9-42 on my SE. 9-46 on my 25.5" scale guitars.
     
  2. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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    Fender Pure Nickel 150 (w/ a .018 wound G) Yeah, I'm *that* guy,
     
  3. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    10 nyxl or pure nickel
     
  4. Steven Lafferty

    Steven Lafferty New Member

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    I would use 9s but they seem to have a much thinner tone compared to 10s on my SE Custom 24. I like the feel of 9s better. I guess I just like that thicker sound of the 10s better. So I just run 10s on everything including my acoustic Ovation too.
     
  5. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    PRS- 9.5-44. 4 surgeries later, theses old hands can’t handle heavier.
     
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  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I’ve been trying to practice with a lighter touch lately.

    No Alan and Dave, I don’t mean going all Jimi Hendrix on the guitar!
     
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  7. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    A lot of spinach in your diet!
     
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  8. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    Wow how the times have changed. I now use 10-52s on all my 25" scale guitars, 11s on anything shorter, and 10s on anything longer.
     
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  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Kids today?! :p
     
  10. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    Fingers aren't quite as beefy as they used to be :D
     
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  11. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Navin R. Johnson

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    I think Paul said in an interview once, that the PRS strings are not identical alloys to the standard D'Ads.
     
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  12. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Navin R. Johnson

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    the 9.5s are my favorite on my C24. I am however going to try the new ones to see if I can get a bit more brightness. If it loses any of the magic it has now though, I'll go right back to the old ones and keep turning the treble up like I do now.
     
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  13. CyFan4036

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    I have a CU22 Semi-hollow SE but I use 10-46 DR Pure Blues round wound on all of my guitars. Can't beat that pure nickel tone with a round core for my money.
     
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    10-46. Still.
     

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