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Aug-10-2004, 10:22am
Which do most of ya'll use, the light or normal gauge strings (5 string electric)??

Aug-10-2004, 11:38am
36, 26, 18W, 12, 9
Obviously, I purchase singles. These go on my Schwab with the slightly longer 14-1/2" scale.

Ted Eschliman
Aug-10-2004, 11:58am
I like a little heftier C string, so my solution for 5 string electric was to purchase a set of Thomastik Electric guitar, JS-110 (10, 14, 18w, 23, 33, 44) and just throw away the 18 (guitar G).
(I also prefer flatwounds.) #
If you like a roundwound string, you can do something similar with many light Electric guitar sets, disposing the G string.

Aug-10-2004, 6:04pm
Ted, don't throw away the 18 -- send it to Wye Knot!