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Lucky Oceans


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Post Posted 4 Oct 2017 8:55 am     Reply with quote

George L no longer makes a tension balanced C6th set. I was really liking the steadier pitch of the .079 gauge 10th string.

Anyone have the same experience?

Anyone know of any other sets that get that thick?

thanks,

Lucky
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MIchael Bean


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North Of Boston
Post Posted 5 Oct 2017 4:40 am     Reply with quote

Lucky,
if you don't find the sets you're looking for, D'Addario has .080 singles in Nickel and Chromes, as an alternative:

http://www.daddario.com/DADProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=3769&productid=70&productname=XL_Nickel_Wound_Singles

http://www.daddario.com/DADProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=3769&productid=60&productname=XL_Chromes_Flat_Wound_Singles

all the best to you
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Scott Duckworth


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Post Posted 5 Oct 2017 4:47 am     Reply with quote

B0b has 079s and 080s here...

https://www.steelguitarshopper.com/products/Jagwire-.079-Stainless-Wound.html

https://www.steelguitarshopper.com/ghs-080-boomers-compound-wound/
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Lucky Oceans


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Fremantle, W Australia, Australia
Post Posted 5 Oct 2017 7:29 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Michael and Scott,

While searching to see if Jagwire had a set with a .079 I found the Randy Beavers C6th in Stainless (my preference) here: http://www.jagwirestrings.biz/catalog/c12_p2.html

best,

Lucky
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Tyler Hall


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Nashville, TN
Post Posted 5 Oct 2017 8:23 pm     Reply with quote

I've never tried a .079. I get .074's from GHS and love them.
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Lucky Oceans


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Post Posted 5 Oct 2017 8:51 pm     Reply with quote

.079 works for me. It's not perfect but it's more stable than a .070. Works on my Williams but could be too big for other guitars.

Have long been dissatisfied with the intonation on that string and have wondered whether something like the low C extension on a double bass could be applied to 10th string C6th.

Or whether additional length from nut to tuning peg would help. Just change the shape of the key head so the two sides are on the diagonal, parallel to each other.
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Tony Dingus


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Kingsport, Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 6 Oct 2017 6:07 pm     Reply with quote

Lucky, have you tried using the 9th string tuning key for the 10th string and 9th string on the 10th tuning key ?

Tony
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Hook Moore


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South Charleston,West Virginia
Post Posted 7 Oct 2017 1:35 am     Reply with quote

Buddy used a .079. A little heavier 8 and 9nd string as well.
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