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What gauge is your 1st string on 10-string C6th?
.011 (G)
2%
 2%  [ 2 ]
.012 (G)
28%
 28%  [ 20 ]
.013 (G)
5%
 5%  [ 4 ]
.014 (?)
1%
 1%  [ 1 ]
.015 (D)
18%
 18%  [ 13 ]
.016 (D)
11%
 11%  [ 8 ]
.017 (D)
26%
 26%  [ 18 ]
.018 (D)
1%
 1%  [ 1 ]
other
2%
 2%  [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 69

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b0b


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Northern California
Post Posted 10 Mar 2017 8:34 am     Reply with quote

The D'Addario poll got me thinking. Buddy's SIT set has .017 for the first string D. Seems a bit heavy to me. What do you use?
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Jack Stoner


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Inverness, Fl
Post Posted 10 Mar 2017 12:09 pm     Reply with quote

I still use a G on the 1st string. I use George L's and it is a .012.

.017 is what Mr Franklin told me to use if I used a D on the 1st string.
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Richard Sinkler


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Oakdale, California
Post Posted 10 Mar 2017 2:11 pm     Reply with quote

.015 (D) Live Steel Strings standard gauge.
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Ian Rae


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Redditch, England
Post Posted 10 Mar 2017 2:31 pm     Reply with quote

0.015" - string 2 on a B6 uni raising to D# for E9 purposes. Agreed .017 seems a bit heavy.
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Herb Steiner


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Spicewood TX 78669
Post Posted 10 Mar 2017 5:25 pm     Reply with quote

Zero seventeen for the s.1 D string, raised to Eb with a LKV lever.
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Rick Abbott


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Indiana, USA
Post Posted 10 Mar 2017 7:17 pm     Reply with quote

I use a 13 on the G (first string). Both of my pedal steels are 23" scale.
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b0b


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Post Posted 12 Mar 2017 9:25 am     Reply with quote

Herb Steiner wrote:
Zero seventeen for the s.1 D string, raised to Eb with a LKV lever.

I thought you were a high G guy, Herb.
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Jim Cohen


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Philadelphia, PA
Post Posted 12 Mar 2017 9:27 am     Reply with quote

015
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Herb Steiner


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Post Posted 12 Mar 2017 11:19 am     Reply with quote

b0b wrote:
Herb Steiner wrote:
Zero seventeen for the s.1 D string, raised to Eb with a LKV lever.

I thought you were a high G guy, Herb.


Not since October 1977, b0b. I had a conversation Paul Franklin Jr. at the DJ Convention in Nashville that year wherein he explained how necessary it was, and it totally made sense to me, melodically.
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Ron Hogan


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Nashville, TN, usa
Post Posted 13 Mar 2017 8:31 am     Reply with quote

014 guage
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Paddy Long


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Christchurch, New Zealand
Post Posted 19 Mar 2017 6:20 pm     Reply with quote

my first three are 017, 014, 017 .... I also raise my 1st D a half tone.
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Greg Cutshaw


From:
Corry, PA, USA
Post Posted 19 Mar 2017 7:16 pm     Reply with quote

12 string C6 top 3 strings:


F .013
D .015
G .011
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Tiny Olson


From:
Tribes Hill, NY, Mohawk River Valley, USA
Post Posted 20 Mar 2017 2:13 pm     Reply with quote

.015 (D) on my '69 "Original" Emmons and .016 (D) on my LeGrande. Like Herb, I raise the 1st string a half-tone w/ an additional, dedicated C6 lever. It's a LKR though, not a verticle.

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