Weir's String Gauges

Weir's String Gauges

Postby SarnoMusicSolutions » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:30 pm

I had the great fortune the other night to hold and play Bob's new custom strat with the graphite neck insert. Very light guitar at 6.5 lbs. I looked at the strings and they were flatwounds on the low E, A, & D, but the G, B, and high E were solid. When I went to look at the Pyramid light gauge set, they had a wound G string. I'm wondering what Bob's gauges are and especially that unwound G. Fairly stiff feel on that guitar.

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Re: Weir's String Gauges

Postby Stevo123 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:56 pm

I've been trying out the pyramids myself, ordered a couple sets a while back. The ones I'm using are .011-.048 with a wound G, but they also sell this gauge also with an unwound G if I remember right. I have to assume that's what he's using. They're defintely very stiff, it's hard to bend them more than a half step.
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Re: Weir's String Gauges

Postby SarnoMusicSolutions » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:36 pm

Yeah,

wound G's are pretty impossible to bend a whole step in my experience.

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Re: Weir's String Gauges

Postby tcsned » Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:09 pm

he might also be just getting single plain Gs too. I know D'Addario makes up to a .026 plain string
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Re: Weir's String Gauges

Postby Dozin » Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:57 pm

Pyramids Lights are a 7 string set. The G string comes wound and unwound. I'm sure he's using the plain string in the pack.
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Re: Weir's String Gauges

Postby mkaufman » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:08 pm

Chris - are you sure?

According to the Pyramid site, only the 12 gauge strings include a wound & unwound G-string, which would be their 'medium' strings, as opposed to 'light' strings.

http://www.pyramidstrings.com/st-guitar1.html

Which set does Bob use?

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Re: Weir's String Gauges

Postby mkaufman » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:11 pm

And, your website refers to Pyramid Gold strings w/ 10, 11 & 12 gauge sets?

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Re: Weir's String Gauges

Postby Dozin » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:44 pm

I think we've now established that Weir gets his own custom sets
His G string is definitely not a flatwound
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Re: Weir's String Gauges

Postby jeffm725 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:56 am

Many of the flatwound sets I have used include two G strings right in the pack. Wound and plain steel.
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Re: Weir's String Gauges

Postby Quebee » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:13 am

I've been using Pyramid .10-.0465 for a while and they do come with a plain G and a wound G. Really nice strings
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Re: Weir's String Gauges

Postby mkaufman » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:18 am

Thanks for the info

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Re: Weir's String Gauges

Postby mkaufman » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:53 pm

SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:I had the great fortune the other night to hold and play Bob's new custom strat with the graphite neck insert. Very light guitar at 6.5 lbs. I looked at the strings and they were flatwounds on the low E, A, & D, but the G, B, and high E were solid. When I went to look at the Pyramid light gauge set, they had a wound G string. I'm wondering what Bob's gauges are and especially that unwound G. Fairly stiff feel on that guitar.

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"graphic neck insert" - was this custom made or can one purchase this type of neck?

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Re: Weir's String Gauges

Postby strumminsix » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:37 pm

mkaufman wrote:
SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:I had the great fortune the other night to hold and play Bob's new custom strat with the graphite neck insert. Very light guitar at 6.5 lbs. I looked at the strings and they were flatwounds on the low E, A, & D, but the G, B, and high E were solid. When I went to look at the Pyramid light gauge set, they had a wound G string. I'm wondering what Bob's gauges are and especially that unwound G. Fairly stiff feel on that guitar.

Brad


"graphic neck insert" - was this custom made or can one purchase this type of neck?

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Re: Weir's String Gauges

Postby mkaufman » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:05 pm

I know he made the guitar, but are you saying he custom-made the neck too?

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Re: Weir's String Gauges

Postby Dozin » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:08 pm

Yes he custom made the neck. It's the same neck on the pink guitar now too.
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