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Help with string choice

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by Nadnitram, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 18, 2017
    The Heartland
    I have a Yamaha AEX500, a thin-body acoustic-electric. What strings are best for a guitar with both a mini-humbucker and a piezo? If I have to choose one pickup to work better, I'm more interested in the piezo working well.

    The previous owner sold it with a new set of strings -- including an unwound G. I really like the unwound G.

    This isn't my guitar, but mine is the same model:
  2. Texaspicker

    Texaspicker Strat-Talk Member

    Jan 14, 2014
    Fort Worth
    That's going to be straight opinion so I'd say you should simply try a few sets to see what makes you grin. Personally, I'd probably start with some Dean Markley 10s. Nice guitar by the way.
  3. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 16, 2018
    Tacoma in two weeks
    If it is shorter than 25 1/2 inch scale, I would start with 11’s. Curt Mangan 11-48 bend really easily. They feel slinky. I haven’t tried them with a piezo though.
  4. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
    Dimebag Darrell signature Hi‑Voltage

    I've a single+piezo

    These work well with the piezo