Hey everyone, ive been playing guitar for about 6 months now and im just wondering which gauge string is the best for nailing solos. Right now im using 11’s. Thanks!
It depends on your finger strength. If your finger can handle it, heavier string rewards you with more sustain and thicker tone.
Thicker string like 0.11 also feels better for the picking hand, if you play a lot of fast picking it may help you feel which note you are on.
I used to play with 0.11 for a few months until yesterday (18-12-2011). The tone is great, but I’m learning a song right now which incorporate a lot of full step bending, and wider than usual vibrato, OUCH!!!
Now I use 0.10s. Much better, it feels really light. I might switch back to 0.11 later though.
Your vibrato will also suffer if using thick strings and your finger arent strong enough!
So the answer is: it really depends on you.
on: 25th December 11