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Thread: Dealing with a floppy G string in GDAE

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    Registered User vwfye's Avatar
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    Default Dealing with a floppy G string in GDAE

    Do I go lighter or heavier string to get things in line with the other strings? 23" neck.

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    Default Re: Dealing with a floppy G string in GDAE

    It is the most difficult string to get right and I think you can only answer that question by experimenting for yourself.
    It will depend on you instrument and your playing style but 38 -48 is in the ballpark so 42-45 is what most folk prefer.
    12 20 30 45 is an even feel set and always my starting point.

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    Default Re: Dealing with a floppy G string in GDAE

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