Strings for your G&L

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Re: Strings for your G&L

Postby KennyZ » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:17 pm

Only two brands of strings have ever been on my L2K Tribute. The originals, 45-100...then tried the Chromes...went back to rounds in 40-95...and again 45-100. They all seemed to lack the distinction I expected when switching between pickups. Thought I might try TI or LaBella(not carried locally), but during my internet search I found Ken Smith Compressors--just right for me and my current needs. I have been using them for over five years by now. Like a perfect round wound sound without hardly any 'slide' noise. Tried the "wrong" size the first time(two years), settled on 44-102.
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Re: Strings for your G&L

Postby tehuti » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:58 pm

I was just given a set of Ernie Ball Custom Gauge 45-100 flatwounds that I plan to put on my Tribute LB-100. Is this a good combination for jazz and blues?
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Re: Strings for your G&L

Postby Keatsbass » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:42 am

Factory strings update.
I messaged G&L and asked what strings would be on my L2000 tribute from factory and they replied Daddario XL nickel wound 46-105, which I'm sure is a typing error for 45-105.
The big news here is 105 instead of the 100 that they have always used previously.
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Re: Strings for your G&L

Postby Ken Baker » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:15 pm

Keatsbass wrote:Factory strings update.
I messaged G&L and asked what strings would be on my L2000 tribute from factory and they replied Daddario XL nickel wound 46-105, which I'm sure is a typing error for 45-105.
The big news here is 105 instead of the 100 that they have always used previously.


Interesting. They used XL170 (45-100) for many years. Now the XL165 set. Interesting indeed. Matches the gauge I've been using for years.

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