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#1 smallclone

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 07:16 AM

so im going to be restrining my new mustang. i havent had one before and im wondering what a good size is. i was thinking 11's or 12's possibly with a wound G.

any advice?

and for the Nirvana fans, do you know what size strings were on Kurts "in utero" tour mustangs?

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 08:57 AM

i like Ernie ball 11.'s

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 10:46 AM

It's pretty well known to teh kurtdz fanz that he used the 10-52 Dean Markley. (Shh.. I use them too). You might have to cut the nut a little though.

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 04:12 PM

I used 11s on my jagstang. They compensated pretty well for the short scale.

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and for the Nirvana fans, do you know what size strings were on Kurts "in utero" tour mustangs?


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Posted 22 March 2010 - 04:20 PM

Light strings aren't always good for Metal... I like light top heavy bottom.
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 05:12 PM

My old '65 Mustang has 10s. I'm not an expert, but I've read many times that if you change the guage of your strings you may have to re-set your intonation. Or change the nut.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 04:57 PM

I use 10's on my Mustang.
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Posted 24 March 2010 - 08:51 AM

I think strings on the mustang are mere preference.

I used Fender Bullet 009-042 for a long time on the Mustang, now I'm using the 009-046 gauge sets now, which are kinda cool because the thicker low strings are giving me low end. I'm also trying some sets on my Jag-Stang and Jazzmaster ATM, I like the effect on the Jazzmaster, but I'm thinking about moving my Jag-Stang back to the Stainless 009-042 or 009-040 sets because those EMG's get too thick and undefined with thicker strings when running with super-high gain.

I may however, be moving back to Earnie Ball because our local chain store is the only place that carried Fender, and their Fender string selection is dwindling, before too long I might end up using Earnie Ball pink labels (009-046).

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 12:18 AM

I use fender bullet 12s on my duo & LOVE them!!! I wish I could find them in 13 or 14 but I don't even know if they make them that heavy....?

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 05:17 AM

mad mike the hybrid slinky (9-46) are actually orange.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 08:39 AM

mad mike the hybrid slinky (9-46) are actually orange.


Maybe it's the 009-042 then, I don't remember because I have not used Earnie Balls in years.

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