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Larry Moore

Hampton, Ga. USA
Post  Posted 18 Mar 2023 12:46 pm    
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Does anyone use this gauge strings in your sets.
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Jack Hanson

San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 18 Mar 2023 1:14 pm    
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Yup; for lap steel. Depending on the note that I'm tuning to, and the sound characteristics that I'm hoping to achieve, all of those gauges of wound strings could possibly come into play. With a few exceptions, depending on the instrument(s), I purchase strings by the gauge, not by the set.
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Dave Mudgett

Central Pennsylvania and Gallatin, Tennessee
Post  Posted 18 Mar 2023 8:25 pm    
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I use all those in slide guitar and nonpedal steel sets a lot. But not pedal steel.

Like Jack, I buy bulk strings (12 per single-gauge pack) for those applications.
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Jim Sliff

Lawndale California, USA
Post  Posted 25 Mar 2023 9:24 am    
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Same here - lap/console steel only.

I do a lot of guitar tech work (used to take care of a lot of Fenders, but I had to discontinue steel work - too physically demanding) - so I also buy mostly gages in bulk.
No chops, but great tone
1930's/40's Rickenbacher/Rickenbacker 6&8 string lap steels
1921 Weissenborn Style 2; Hilo&Schireson hollownecks
Appalachian, Regal & Dobro squarenecks
1959 Fender 400 9+2 B6;1960's Fender 800 3+3+2; 1948 Fender Dual-8 Professional
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