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FDP Forum / The Gretsch Forum / Which guage?



Jun 11th, 2010 09:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

Can someone tell me which string guage comes with the G6120? They feel like 10's to me.

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Jun 11th, 2010 10:44 PM   Edit   Profile  



Pocono Mountains USA

Wanderin eye and a smokin gun...
Jun 27th, 2010 06:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm pretty sure mine came with 11's. I think they were Nickle Wounds with a non-wound G.



Jul 17th, 2010 10:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks. I find the bending a little stiff on that guitar so I may go with 9's and adjust the neck.


penny lane,liverpool

Jul 18th, 2010 06:37 AM   Edit   Profile  

I also think Grestches ship with 11s. I think they are set up for them.

I know when I put 11's on my second hand gretsches their tunability was more solid.



Jul 20th, 2010 07:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

Maybe I'll try 10's first just in case. The first string is particularly stiff when bending at the upper register. Action is nice and low. Guitars plays great. Also very beautiful.

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We had the hit but Van got the money
Jul 30th, 2010 07:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

Mine is an '09. It really needed some fresh strings when I pulled it out of the box. I checked mine with a digital caliper and they were 10s. I put a fresh set of 10s on and It's ok with them, but these guitars really need some heavier strings to sound right and for the Bigsby to stabilize.

Blake DeKalb
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Alexandria, Virginia

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Jul 30th, 2010 08:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

I use an 0.0105 set on mine. That feels pretty solid, but I can still do most of the bending licks that I do on my (lighter-strung but longer-scale) Tele.


Hawaii, USA

Perfect is the enemy of good enough
Nov 14th, 2012 04:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

My electromatic supposedly arrived with .10's. They feel more like .9's. I can't see putting anything lighter on due to the Bigsby. And what came on it are supposed to be D'Adarrio's but are not the same color balls. Odd.

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Northwest Missouri

Butterscotch Blues
Nov 16th, 2012 06:17 AM   Edit   Profile  

My new 6120 (two years ago) came with 11's.

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Nov 16th, 2012 06:20 AM   Edit   Profile  

Mine came with 11s, but I went with 12s.

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