G5220 Jet; which factory strings?

alwinvrm

Electromatic
Jun 18, 2022
23
Netherlands
The Gretsch web site says 'Nickel Plated Steel '(.010-.046 Gauges)'.

I was wondering whether they are d'Addario because of the color coding (see attached pic)?

Thinking of going to Ernie Ball slinky 10-46; good idea?
 

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WillyW

Electromatic
May 3, 2022
68
ABQ
Put the strings on you like, my factory strings were cut off and in the trash after I strummed a chord or two.
 

Hodgo88

Electromatic
Jun 26, 2022
11
Eastern Oregon
Nonissue! Changing gauges can throw off your setup, but it has to be a pretty wide swing. Going from 10s to 9s or 11s only adds or subtracts a few pounds of tension; the effect on neck relief would be the same as changing your tuning (minimal if not flat out negligible).
 

Krampus_CT

Electromatic
Mar 18, 2022
53
East Hampton, CT
Try some different products and gauges, you might be surprised at what you like.

I tried flatwounds for the hell of it and found I really like them, especially on my Jets. I generally go with Thomastik-Infeld Steel/Nickel Flat Wound Extra Light, .010 - .044, but they're a bit pricey.

For roundwounds, I like RotoSound Nickel Electrics Yellows .010 - .046, and they're reasonably priced.
 

Llywelyn

Electromatic
Aug 26, 2020
27
Australia
When I bought my G5220 two years ago, the web site specifically said the strings were d’addario exl 10-46. Seems like a little cost-cutting exercise.
 


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