String gauge - does size matter?

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I have been using 10-46 Elixir Nanoweb and Optiweb strings for some time now. I have them on my 24.75" Yamaha and 24.5" PRS. I noticed the other day my Tele 25.5" seems easier to play/bend than the shorter length guitars which doesn't seem right. Then I remembered I put on a set of Boomer 10-46's when I set it up because we were in lock-down and I hadn't had chance to get the Elixirs. After some back and forth between the guitars I am convinced the Elixirs feel heavier.

When I tried a set of 9-42's a while back I found them too sloppy, but they were Ernie Ball Slinkies so now I'm thinking that maybe Elixir '9s would sit somewhere in between.

I orders some more Boomers (10's) as they were cheap and they arrived yesterday. I will try them out on the Yamaha shortly. If they last well then I may just use them because Elixirs are expensive.
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I've got an order from stringjoy.com on the way, custom set with a wound 3rd, 10-48, looking forward to trying them out :)

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I've got an order from stringjoy.com on the way, custom set with a wound 3rd, 10-48, looking forward to trying them out :)
I got a couple of their 10-50 Husky sets. I found them to be very bright. They grew on me though and I really like them now. Would love to know what you think of yours when they arrive.

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Mattress5 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:57 pm
jeremyb wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:11 pm
I've got an order from stringjoy.com on the way, custom set with a wound 3rd, 10-48, looking forward to trying them out :)
I got a couple of their 10-50 Husky sets. I found them to be very bright. They grew on me though and I really like them now. Would love to know what you think of yours when they arrive.
Interesting, I found that with GHS Boomers, really trebly, I usually use elixirs and I like that they don't start out bright and then soften up, they have the same tone thru their life...

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jeremyb wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:09 pm
Mattress5 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:57 pm
jeremyb wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:11 pm
I've got an order from stringjoy.com on the way, custom set with a wound 3rd, 10-48, looking forward to trying them out :)
I got a couple of their 10-50 Husky sets. I found them to be very bright. They grew on me though and I really like them now. Would love to know what you think of yours when they arrive.
Interesting, I found that with GHS Boomers, really trebly, I usually use elixirs and I like that they don't start out bright and then soften up, they have the same tone thru their life...
I'll have to give them a go. I've been buying standard EB 10-46's for years and throwing away the bottom two and replacing them with 40 and 50 bought in packs of singles. Just for Fenders. Although EB do a selection of more varied gauges now which fill in quite nicely.

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sizzlingbadger wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:38 pm
I have been using 10-46 Elixir Nanoweb and Optiweb strings for some time now. I have them on my 24.75" Yamaha and 24.5" PRS. I noticed the other day my Tele 25.5" seems easier to play/bend than the shorter length guitars which doesn't seem right. Then I remembered I put on a set of Boomer 10-46's when I set it up because we were in lock-down and I hadn't had chance to get the Elixirs. After some back and forth between the guitars I am convinced the Elixirs feel heavier.

When I tried a set of 9-42's a while back I found them too sloppy, but they were Ernie Ball Slinkies so now I'm thinking that maybe Elixir '9s would sit somewhere in between.

I orders some more Boomers (10's) as they were cheap and they arrived yesterday. I will try them out on the Yamaha shortly. If they last well then I may just use them because Elixirs are expensive.
I think Elixirs, epecially the Nanoweb's, feel pretty different. Not something I had noticed until I restrung my tele with a set of D'adarrio's I had sitting around and noticed the high strings felt sharp on my fingers. I don't think it's the gauge. In comparison the Elixirs I have on the JM are much smoother to run your finger along. Whatever nanoweb means I reckon the end result is it feels like a very light smooth sleeve around your high strings. I like it but I could understand if somebody came from a different set of strings and hated it.

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Dharmajester wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:41 pm
jeremyb wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:09 pm
Mattress5 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:57 pm


I got a couple of their 10-50 Husky sets. I found them to be very bright. They grew on me though and I really like them now. Would love to know what you think of yours when they arrive.
Interesting, I found that with GHS Boomers, really trebly, I usually use elixirs and I like that they don't start out bright and then soften up, they have the same tone thru their life...
I'll have to give them a go. I've been buying standard EB 10-46's for years and throwing away the bottom two and replacing them with 40 and 50 bought in packs of singles. Just for Fenders. Although EB do a selection of more varied gauges now which fill in quite nicely.
www.stringjoy.com you can order custom sets for no extra cost!

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