For the very first time, the following string gauges will be available in sets: 0.10, 0.12, 0.16, 0.28, 0.38, 0.48 (Stratocaster) and 0.10.5, 0.13, 0.17, 0.30, 0.40, 0.50 (Les Paul).
They’ll be available in all good shops, starting in the States, but eventually worldwide, within the next week or two.
To win a set, just choose any one string gauge.
If you’d like a set of strings for a Strat, choose one from either: 10, 12, 16, 28, 38 or 48.
If you’d like a set of strings for a Les Paul, choose one from either: 10.5, 13, 17, 30, 40 or 50.
Simply match one of the two numbers selected by me, Lotto-style. Everybody with that number will then be entered into one of two prize draws, from which winners will be chosen purely at random.
Please get your number in by 1PM (UK) Thursday (that’s this Thursday, 29 November). Winners will be announced on Friday.
As usual, it’s strictly one entry per person only – no excuses, no entering on behalf of parents, siblings, friends or pets. And, if you’ve got a Strat and a Les Paul, I don’t care. Just toss a coin and choose one or the other, please.
The best of luck to all.
Here’s the latest instalment from Phil Taylor’s Q&A.
What gauge does David use on his electric guitars? (Frank Par)
Different strings on different electrics. GHS Boomers for Strats/Teles/Gretsches, 10, 12, 16, 28, 38, 48; and for Les Pauls, 10.5, 13, 17, 30, 40, 50. GHS are soon to release these two sets of “David Gilmour” strings.
Which strings do you use on lap steel guitars? (Emilio)
David currently uses D’Addario EHR360 half rounds on his electric lap steels.
Are the lap steel guitars tuned differently to normal EADGBE, or does David prefer to keep everything the same? (Emma)
They are different. His favourites are EBGEBE or EBG*EBE or EBGDBG.