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Question: What setup do you prefer for all around general playing (a mix of strumming and fingerstyle)?
Heavier gauge strings with lower action - 5 (71.4%)
Lighter gauge strings with higher action - 2 (28.6%)
Total Voters: 7

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« on: April 04, 2012, 04:55:45 PM »

Didn't get much traction on my earlier topic about this matter so I thought I'd start a poll.  Note that "Higher" action doesn't mean high action - I just mean a little higher action than the heavier gauge setup.
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2012, 05:04:00 PM »

I like lighter gauge with lower action.  That is...  on my parlor with its 24" scale, I like medium or bluegrass gauge which pretty well equates to lights on a 25.5" scale.  Either way, I like moderately low action. 

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 05:07:26 PM »

I have always been the heavier the better the lower the better.Guage of strings on acoustics 14-58,on electrics 12-56.Action about 2 credit card stacked at the 12 fret,I don't use measuring tools I go by feel with as little buzz as possible.
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012, 10:03:09 PM »

Generally, on a longer scale, 25.5", I like plain old 12-53 light gauge and an action that's fairly low but a bit higher than most I would imagine.  When I had a parlor, I was using mediums.  They rock with mediums. 
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012, 10:21:00 PM »

I generally use mediums (13/56), with low as I can go action without too much buzzing.
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