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« on: April 23, 2014, 03:08:13 AM »

Many guitars, many string sets, many configurations.

many electric sets offer a wound(w) and a plain (p) G string, usually in a 10's or 11's set.
 the G usually comes in (for me) between a 24-26, the wound G usually being .001 heavier than the unwound, but has tons of grip and bite.
going back to the unwound (RS4) just felt weird.
never a problem with full tone up to 1 & 1/2 tone bend easy, 2 full tone bends (rare for me these days) are possible, but create other problems.
Certainly the RS4 with Bigsby loves a wound G, (i'm pretty "aggressive" with the Bigsby-I don't just use it for pseudo surf vibrato ).

 just seeing who else might be wound up around a G string, and why.....
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2014, 02:11:57 PM »

All three of my tele's are setup with 12-56's all with wound G's.I've never had any tone issue's no matter were I set my tone control as I mostly play the neck pu or both.
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2014, 05:34:04 AM »

My experience is that a wound G on electrics stays in tune better and usually balances better with the other strings ... but I have a hard time getting even a half step bend from them...and they're noisier when sliding up and down the fretboard. But they SOUND great!
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2014, 02:16:19 PM »

I use wound G's on all my electrics. Always have.
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2014, 11:25:33 PM »

I use wound G's on all my electrics. Always have.






 
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2014, 04:41:18 AM »

Remember - if you switch from a plain G string to a wound G string, you'll have to reintonate that saddle to be in tune ...

(...he said "G string"...) 
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