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looked at SE site and couldn't find

any detailed chart regarding string gauges for all tunings ?

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One of life's great mysteries.


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feels like i opened a Pandora box here...
never knew

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Hi
the only "official" is in emmets "Free Hands".
But I´ve read in this forum, that SE changed the gauge over the years.
There are several threads about this topic here, but very low information about this.

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Captain Strings wrote:
One of life's great mysteries.


True , we've all looked Boaz, it seems to be guarded by STICK a little like the Nuclear Launch Codes. I guess to stop people seeking alternative suppliers too easily?

Which reminds me I need to re-string the Alto this week with my spare pack.. A new set in to Australia with exchange rates and shipping is about $100 Aus. :o . The strings you saw at Stick Camp which were new , are finally dead!. :D

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Post Re: strings gauges
I typically go with a 0.009 or 0.010 as the thinnest for my twelve-stringed sticks and SG-12s. On the melody side I use a regular guitar set and on the bass side I pick strings to match the required pitches. For SG-12 I like the sound better when using a little fatter strings and tuning the instruments lower than the SE recommendation while on the 36" Stick I rather go with as thin strings as possible and tune the instrument higher, one or two half notes. All for the best sound, to my ears.

(edit:) I'd like to add that I think all my instruments sound better when using a set of strings that stretches a little harder than the SE recommendation (meaning fatter strings or higher pitched).

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Back when I worked at a Texas music store (20 years ago), one of the string repairmen had a tool that measured string gauges. So I measured my Stick strings and kept a record of them.

Here are the gauges for a 10-string Baritone Melody HEAVY:

1st - .010
2nd - .014
3rd - .018
4th - .027
5th - .038
6th - .128
7th - .087
8th - .048
9th - .026
10th - .016

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You could use a micrometer and check your outgoing set but good luck finding alternative strings long enough for a Stick for anything other the first and last string. Even then you'll only get about 2 wraps around the tuning machine -barely enough to hold tuning.


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A new set in to Australia with exchange rates and shipping is about $100 Aus. :o


and i thought the $73 price i paid for a set is quite high...

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Boaz wrote:
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A new set in to Australia with exchange rates and shipping is about $100 Aus. :o
and i thought the $73 price i paid for a set is quite high...

By today's rate USD 100 is AUS 76,50.

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