Strings

Strings #

guitar

Picture of my character by Alex the Nerd Bird

Guitars #

Acoustic, Electric, Acoustic-Electric? #

Hollow Body, Solid Body? #

Pickups? #

Strings? #

[TODO]

Nylon vs plain vs wound, metal types, coated. Gauges. https://blog.ernieball.com/strings/what-string-gauges-should-you-be-playing/ . This page does reference neck length, so keep that in mind too!

My recommendation, first and foremost, is try them. Strings are cheap, swap ’em out, try each for a month, note your experiences before and after- how they felt, sounded, if they left your fingers sore, if pitch bending was fun, etc.

Still, I will say generally I’ve found Ernie Ball Slinkys (the normal, greenish-yellowish package) are a good works-for-everything bet. If you’re playing something where you want more meaty low end, Ernie Ball Slinky Cobalts are worth a shot. If you’re looking to get more sustain, output, and outright aggression from your pickups, Ernie’s M-Stell line does well. Each of those is available in a variety of gauges. I’m not being paid to promote Ernie Ball here - they’re just good.

Tunings? #

Standard (EADBGe), drop D, open G, DADGAD, Ostrich, etc. Why you’d want them.

Picks, Slides, fingers, or… chopsticks? #

Classical Guitars? #

6-String #

Bass #

12-String #

Extended Range #

Fanned-Fretts #

Fretless #

Baritone #

Lap Steel & Pedal Steel #

Pianos #

Clavinet #

Dulcimers #

Hammered #

Harp #

[TODO] + Pedals on harp

Gurdy #

Banjo #

Bass #

Cello #

What is the Difference Between Cello and Bass (Consordini, YouTube)

Violin / Fiddle #

Viola #

Lute #

Mandolin #

Sitar #

Ukulele #

Concert, Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass? #

Gaohu #

Guzheng #

Koto #

Theorbo #

guitar, lute, dulcimer, dual/single string, acoustic, electric, electroacoustic

guitar pickups, slides, kapo, tuning (equal v just), wound, physical modeling (Kurplus Strong)

https://grunfy.com/scaler.html

The History Of Guitar (YouTube, Rob Scallon)

Tuning a Floyd Rose Guitar (YouTube)

My New 18-String Hurdy-Gurdy (YouTube, Patty Gurdy) (also see 5 System of a Down riffs on hurdy gurdy)


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