String Gauges for a 27" scale Agile

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  1. Vince Caruana

    Vince Caruana Vinsanity

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    I'm buying an agile relatively soon and I'm looking for a good string set. I Want a lot of tension in standard and somewhat average tension a half step down. I play a lot of faster material and would like my strings to have a lot of tightness and sustain, especially on the low b and f, in standard AND a half step without using something crazy like a 90 gauge etc. Id like a pretty balanced set but I do like my low b a "little" loose, not a ton. For example I'm using the ernie ball 10-74 set right now. Its a pretty unbalanced set but my only problem is with the low b and low f really. I would like to try circle K strings. Somewhere around the 10-80 range. Suggestions would be awesome.
     
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    Vince Caruana Vinsanity

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    I'm thinking about this set, not sure though. I want a lot of tension in standard, and somewhat average tension a half step down.

    .082 .061 .045 .033 .024 .018p .014p .010p
     
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    Never mind what i said. Since reading what you like in your second post I think that that set will match your preferences perfectly. At your longer scale, those .010s should almost feel like .011's on a tele in standard, and then down a half step it will feel like .010's on a tele in standard.
     
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  5. Vince Caruana

    Vince Caruana Vinsanity

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    I checked these out and they sound awesome .082 .061 .045 .033 .024 .017p .013p .009p. I have been thinking the 10 on the high e might be a little much but Ive never heard of anyone have a problem with them. Thanks for the advice man.
     
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    If you consider a set of .011's to be a lot in standard on your average fender then they should be exactly "one lot" :lol: when a half step down on your 27" scale Agile. something like this: .086 .065 .049 .037 .027 .019 .015 .011. I personally wouldn't go higher than this, especially on the bass end for tone reasons.

    I am editing this to add that these are scary scary strings for standard tuning. I'd stick to the tens if you ever want to do standard.
     
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    Ehhhhhh I dont bout 11's that seems a little crazy. Think ill start with the 10-82 and get a feel for em. Not to mention 86 sounds like it'd be way to bassy.
     

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