Rory's strat string gauges?

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Rory's strat string gauges?

Postby JimLED » 01 Sep 2013, 16:06

Just found a great article.
There's a line "Rory's string gauges for lead playing on his Strat are as follows, 10, 13, 15, 26, 32, 40 (she sounds like a hell of a girl!)"

For the first time I hear that he used 40 gauge for a 6th string? Is it true? I'm always thought he used standart 10 (10-46) strings?
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Re: Rory's strat string gauges?

Postby leprechaun1 » 02 Sep 2013, 15:03

great article from 1981. i had seen an article some time ago (maybe this one) where he said he used a different low E string. i use 10-46 gauge but i'm going to try a 40 for the E string. it will probably make a slightly higher and tighter pitch in the low end because of the smaller gauge.
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Re: Rory's strat string gauges?

Postby davidduck » 12 Sep 2013, 20:46

Hi guys, if you'd like to try Rory's preferred string gauges you could get a ghs boomers 10-38 Set..
The same as the old now unavailable fender Rock and roll set. The numbers are 10, 13, 15, 26, 32, 38.
As rory said in interviews you could put a slightly heavier low e on instead
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Re: Rory's strat string gauges?

Postby ILY » 26 Dec 2013, 23:16

JimLED wrote:Just found a great article.
There's a line "Rory's string gauges for lead playing on his Strat are as follows, 10, 13, 15, 26, 32, 40 (she sounds like a hell of a girl!)"

For the first time I hear that he used 40 gauge for a 6th string? Is it true? I'm always thought he used standart 10 (10-46) strings?
A light me please! :-)

Jim

Hi!
I use much heavier strings on bottom .It's a suprise to me that he used so light strings on bottom.
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