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Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by stevekolt, Dec 8, 2019.
What gauge strings would a 5622T ship with?
10-46 is most likely
I've been playing Elixir .09-.42 strings for a long time. Since this is my first Gretsch, and first Bigsby, would my normal set work OK with the Bigsby? Taking it in for a setup and possible nut work, and just want to get it right...
Or do I need to "man up" and stick with a set of 10's...
What scale is your other guitar? My 25.5" scale Fenders have 9-42 gauge, my 24.6" scale Gretsch have 10-46 to have the same feel.
One PRS is 24.5", the other is 25". My Custom Shop ES-339 is 24.75", as is my Tele with a Warmoth Conversion neck. My Strat is 25.5". I have Elixir 09-42 on all of them...
Do the strings on the PRS and the 339 feel a bit "floppy" compared to the Strat?
Not floppy, more...relaxed?
It should be easier to bend strings on the shorter scale guitars.
Maybe 11’s. I Learned the obvious here...
“ string are cheep, experiment..”
I think 9s on a shorter scale acoustic/electric wouldn’t provide enough tension or good volume for lower output pups.. 11’s on my longer scale Country Club were too stiff for my practices and 10s were a close 2nd but on my shorter 6120 the 10’s are awesome.
I believe my 6120 shipped originally with 11’s..
Keep score n post your findings!!
Mine came with 10's, brand unknown. I replaced those with D'Addario Pure Nickle 10's and the guitar came alive.
You can go hybrid with a 9-46’s, they are thinner on top. I use the DR Pure Blues versions on my Fenders. I stick with 10-46’s on everything else.
11s on the Jazzmaster ( Surf mostly) and 10s on the 6120 (more civilized)
Yep, even though my 6120-59, 6122-58, and Phoenix shipped with 11's, I've experimented and I'm glad that I did.
Right now, 10's are on all of them, and feel perfect on the short scales.
I've bounced back and forth between 10's and 11's, so I'm not saying that I'll never go 11's again, just not at this point in time.
Heck, my version of a NGD anymore is changing gages, and tweeking the truss rod.
I've either got a keeper, or time to get rid (of that set of strings.) Lol
Cheap way to get a good git better, or not.