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Which gauge strings do you guys use? And how does it affect your playing?

Aman Singh

New Student
Nov 11, 2019
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I’m currently using 10-46 gauge. But lately my high E string has been breaking very easily as I do bends on higher frets. Should I switch to 11-50?
 

Jaylen Owens

New Student
Nov 11, 2019
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I use 10-52 it can get to drop c pretty easily. But also sounds good for standard and drop D stuff
 

Ed Seith

Supreme Galactic Overlord
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    Breaking strings is not about the gauge you’re using. Either you need to refine your picking more, or (more likely) you have a breaking point on the guitar, usually the nut or the bridge, that needs to be addressed by a luthier or “home remedy” if you have confidence and interest. Switching to heavier strings would require a setup anyway.