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  1. Believer7713

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    I used to play 8's on al of my guitars but one day I decided to go with a set of 9'x because I was in a pinch and really liked the feel of them. I eventually ended up going with a set of custom lights that are a hybrid set of 9's and 10's. When it comes down to it it is just all about what you are comfy playing. Play your style how ever it is comfortable for you and let the rest be.
     
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    Those are good too but floss gives a great clean and tartar free tone :D
     
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    Um, it's a true fact that Tony didn't start tuning to from Standard down to C# until Masters of Reality, and when he did, he moved up to 9's, and he's been using 9's all this time. Not 7's. Don't believe me? Go look it up.
     
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    in all seriousness i use 8's and when i switched to them it was so easy to bend them i always looked like a newborn fawn trying to walk on ice even if i did not want to bend.

    it made me stop over squeezing and if i dare say gave me finesse. i sound better on 8's because i can play with less effort and now have more control.

    fighters do it all the time, they train with a bigger opponent so when they get in the ring with one their size it is easier for them to throw them around.

    but i like popcorn with too much butter also.
     
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    In the words of Elton john.......
    "All the science, I don't understand, it's just my job 5 days a week"

    On an electric guitar, i don't think it matters too much what gauge strings you use.
    Whatever is comfortable is usually what's best. You can turn a dial on the amp to eliminate any disparity between gauges.

    On an acoustic, I'm not as convinced that gauges don't matter.
    I believe i would be able to "blind test" my way through, picking out lights from heavy, just by sound.
     
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    Got another fact for you. 8's gives cancer
     
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    Agree 100%. On electric you can compensate with EQ and volume knobs. On acoustics though if you use too thin a set it will not vibrate the top properly and tone and volume will suffer.
     
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    This is very true. Also playing a set of 7's will kill a puppy.
     
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    Sorry old chap, but I just have to answer my own question. It’s you that’s lost it! You might like to consider stopping the physicochemicals , which can modify physical state of colloidal particles which helps in making them more stable and coagulable for further treatment or filtration purposes. These treatment methods have been used for over a century in conjunction with biological treatment methods.

    Alternatively, just sign out of Strat-talk, go into a darkened room, you might even consider moving to Portugal and spend some time in the dark with Omar, lie down on your back with a cold damp cloth over your eyes and chill! :thumb: :p
     
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    I though the same when I went 11's
     
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    8's or was it noise from windmills?
     
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    Interesting perspective. I agree that lighter strings tend to be slightly more spectrally diffuse, whereas heavier ones are a little more focused around the fundamental. 'Bigger' is a word that probably means different things to different people. Do you know who conducted this experiment, and where it's published? I'd like to read it.
     
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