The Hendrix string gauge

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The Hendrix string gauge

Are you familiar with the 'Hendrix' string gauge ? That is .010, .013, .015, .026, .032 and .038 of an inch for every string.

Never tried it, but a friend reminded me about it, so I thought, let me experiment with that.

Tried many different string gauges and brands. Ernie Ball Eddie Van Halen strings, 09-42's, 10-46, D'Addario 11-49 to Gabriel Tenorio 10-44.5, and more. Not this one yet !

Having played with different tunings, gauges and having setup so many guitars for Groove Street 98 customers, I came up with an idea for a slightly different set :

.010, .013, .016, .026, .034 and .040 ...

The overall impression is that the balance is a bit better for chords, you can put more bass eq on the mix and every note rings out perfectly. And the dynamic difference between the low E, A and D compared to the higher strings is less noticeable. Very cool indeed !

If you like those bass strings to give a lot of bass and more dynamics compared to the higher strings, do not do this however !

The string tension is just right for a 25.5 inch scale guitar. I would not put this set on a 24 and ¾ scale guitar I think.


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