- Nov 26, 2012
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I like the same tension on all of my guitars. All of mine are 25.5" scale length, but I have them in different tunings...thicker strings on lower tunings to match the tension of 9s in E standard.Just threw some 9.5s onto my Les Paul since all of my other electrics have 9.5s on them and wanted to have the same string gauge across all my electrics. I was kinda familiar with the whole string tension thing and kinda started to get interested in it recently on a whim honestly.
As far as tension and string gauge go, should I be prioritizing the same string gauge or tension across all my guitars? I like that 9.5s have the slinkiness of 9s but the heaviness of 10s (if that makes sense) but I also know that with shorter and longer scale lengths comes different tensions when using the same gauge.
If you like 9.5s on a Les Paul, I would recommend 9s for your guitars with a standard 25.5" scale.