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Can You Use a Plain 4th Guitar String?

We see enough people ordering plain 4th strings in custom sets of Stringjoys that we thought we’d try out a plain 4th ourselves.

Guitar Action: The Complete Guide

Guitar Action: The Complete Guide to String Height & Action Adjustments

Setting the perfect guitar action is the key to get your instrument sounding and playing how it should. Here’s everything you need to know about action.

David Gilmour’s Guitar String Gauges

David Gilmour’s Guitar String Gauges

For the axe-slinging rockers of the world, guitar string gauges simply can’t be overlooked. Cue David Gilmour, guitarist and co-vocalist of Pink Floyd, who – like many of the leading strummers of the past few decades – has opted for custom string gauges to craft his unique sounds.

In Defense of Heavy Guitar Strings

Top 6 Benefits of Heavy Gauge Guitar Strings

Are heavy strings right for you? Maybe. Maybe not. There are always tradeoffs with lighter or heavier guitar string gauges, and no gauge is right …

How High Can You Tune a Guitar String Before it Breaks?

How High Can You Tune a Guitar String Before it Breaks?

Is Up is the new Drop? Definitely not. But what’s wrong with tuning up above the highest E on a guitar? We talk about what happens when you do it, and how high you can go before you break a string.

Pure Nickel vs Nickel Wound Guitar Strings

Pure Nickel vs Nickel Wound Guitar Strings

It’s shootout time! Pure Nickel vs Nickel Wound or Nickel-Plated Steel Guitar Strings. We had our buddy Jay Leonard J take a look at both …

Why Old Guitar Strings Go Dead

Why Old Guitar Strings Go Dead

Have you ever had a guitar string suddenly sound dull, not intonate properly, or become unable to stay in tune? That my friends might be …

Why Do Guitar Strings Lose Intonation as They Age?

Why Do Guitar Strings Lose Intonation as They Age?

We’ve all been there. You get a new set of guitar strings installed, get your intonation set perfectly, and then weeks or months down the …

Are Guitars Meant to be Played With a Certain Type of Strings?

Are Guitars Meant to be Played With a Certain Type of Strings?

Are certain guitars only meant for certain types of strings? Today we try to make sense of all this talk and see if there’s any legitimacy behind it.

Phosphor Bronze vs 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings

Phosphor Bronze vs 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings

Without question, phosphor bronze and 80/20 bronze are the two most popular acoustic guitar string alloys—but what are the differences between them?

The Best Guitar Strings for Jazzmasters?

The Best Guitar Strings for Jazzmasters?

Jazzmasters are some of the coolest, vibey-est guitars out there and we absolutely love them. But what are the best strings for Jazzmasters? Here’s our …

How Stringjoy Guitar Strings Are Made: Dialing in the Perfect Wind

How Stringjoy Guitar Strings Are Made: Dialing in the Perfect Wind

A lot of steps go into making the perfect guitar string, but in this video, we wanted to focus on one of the first and …

We Put 17 Gauge Strings on an Electric Guitar!

We Put 17 Gauge Strings on an Electric Guitar…

Can you put 17 gauge strings on a regular electric guitar without making any modifications? Let’s find out what it plays—and sounds—like.

Top Ten Guitar String Myths, Debunked

Top 10 Guitar String Myths Debunked

There is a TON of misinformation floating around about guitar strings, so we compiled the top 10 guitar string myths we hear most often, and address them each point-by-point, to give you the actual facts of the matter.

Should You Try Custom Guitar String Gauges?

Should You Play Custom Guitar String Gauges?

We’re big believers in custom guitar strings—heck, it’s our heritage as a company. But with all the hype that can build up about them, we wanted to have an honest discussion about the advantages and the disadvantages of custom guitar strings, so that you can better decide whether or not they might be right for you.

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