Joe Bonamassa wrote:
Here ya go....
I usually set up a Gibson of any sort with 11-52 Ernie Ball gauge strings. Each time the guitar is restrung a portion of Big Bends nut sauce is applied. It works miracles as far as overall tuning is concerned. I like the neck to be straight without any relief but not over tightened. This lets the guitar ring at its maximum. I find there is a big difference between 10 gauge strings and 11's as far a Gibson is concerned. Something about the scaling and the way the guitar reacts.. Again its not a test of manhood.. I use stock pots and capacitors in my reissues and as far as the two original 59's they are as they came out of Kalamazoo in 1959 for the exception of the Fake 58 tuners that work way better than the originals. I still have those as well. I use a medium high action so the guitar fights back a little when I bend the strings. Its all about finding that balance of power and finesse. Fender guitars are a different story.. But I rarely use those anymore. I hope that helps.. It is a personal thing. Experiment and enjoy the search.. !! Welcome aboard..
the strats you do have do you use the same gauge strings or something lighter?
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