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    Default Re: Guitar string gauge and forearm pain!?

    So, in the end, on my PRS and Gibsons the best strings I have found for feel and tone are Ernie Ball Slinkys and second was D'Addario. GHS felt like cables and hurt my fingers.
    The Ernie Balls play real easy and allow me to play for hours and sound wonderful. I am using the 10-52 sets since 80% of our music is in standard Eb. A handful of songs are drop C# and I just deal with the floppy .052 on those songs. A .054 would be ideal in that case. Thanks guys. If I end up with a 25.5" scale guitar again, I will look into 9.5 gauge.

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    I use 8 gauge strings and tune to c# like tommy iommi for all my songs and recordings and playing
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    Quote Originally Posted by everdrone View Post
    I use 8 gauge strings and tune to c# like tommy iommi for all my songs and recordings and playing
    Are you serious, 8 gauge in C#.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papersoul View Post
    Are you serious, 8 gauge in C#.
    yes, it is common knowledge that Iommi does that. I do it too, on all my guitars and guitar clips. check out my clips dude,

    good luck with doctors and getting better from your muscoskeletal tendonitis/carpaltunnel...
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    Default Re: Guitar string gauge and forearm pain!?

    Break down - get several sizes and use the process of elimination

    Easy man and best of luck .

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    muscoskeletal tendonitis/carpaltunnel it is NOT!
    I have a blood dissorder called MGUS that causes sever muscle and peripheral nerve pain.

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    uhhh... mkay...MGUS then...
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    Default Re: Guitar string gauge and forearm pain!?

    D'Addario make a 10.5 - 48 set that I find works quite well for D standard on a 25.5 scale guitar, so it might be OK for Eb standard on a PRS scale, I dunno...

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    Quote Originally Posted by everdrone View Post
    uhhh... mkay...MGUS then...
    Cool, what I meant is that there is no getting better from this. It is what it is and can pretty much either stay the same or get worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papersoul View Post
    Cool, what I meant is that there is no getting better from this. It is what it is and can pretty much either stay the same or get worse.
    sorry to hear man

    I would focus more on playing and less on equipment in that case

    I have seen your pup amp and pedal considerations currently,

    and pup posts over the years...
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