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    Question P22 - Factory Stock Strings?

    Okay here's first for me....

    I've played it SO MUCH in the time I've had it that I'm starting to see abrasion in the winding of the D string! I just missed out on the "thank you" packs... so I'll have to go buy some strings.

    I have a bunch of guitars but the P22 is my first PRS. I've had it 3 weeks and I've already decided it won't be my last PRS!

    Hang tag says it came with 10.5 strings - I don't see any of that gage in the PRS store here so I'm guessing they were sourced outside PRS.

    Maker and actual string gauges for the set would be great info!

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    Get you some D'Addario 10.5s. Im fairly certain they manufacture PRS strings.

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    Cool
    Thanks!

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    Hmmm... I just received my P22. My hang tag says 10s. I assume they all ship with the same strings. Anyone know what the POR strings for P22 are?

    I'm LOVING this guitar. Played it at my church the day after I got it. Great piezo and electric tones. Plays so easy. My only complaints... setup is a bit wacky. Action is a bit high and bridge PU was cranked all the way up, way too high. I'll play awhile and let the guitar settle in and then set it up the way I like it.

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    Does the set have a wound 3rd string? If so, D'Addario makes a set of 10s w/a wound 3rd that I love for my HB piezo. A plain 3rd can sound a bit thin...


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    Quote Originally Posted by aroide View Post
    Hmmm... I just received my P22. My hang tag says 10s. I assume they all ship with the same strings. Anyone know what the POR strings for P22 are?

    I'm LOVING this guitar. Played it at my church the day after I got it. Great piezo and electric tones. Plays so easy. My only complaints... setup is a bit wacky. Action is a bit high and bridge PU was cranked all the way up, way too high. I'll play awhile and let the guitar settle in and then set it up the way I like it.
    I don't know man, maybe one of the PRS Boyz here will weigh in? I'd read 10.5 somewhere.
    Looks like 10 5 on my tag but maybe that's 10s?

    Sorry tried to rotate it but Photobucket was having issues....
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    That says 10s, not 10.5...


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    That should read "10's" as in 10 -46 gauge strings.

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    So, does D'Addario really make PRS strings?

    I love PRS strings. I hate that I missed the strings for a year promotion, by getting my new Custom 24 a month or so too early. I haven't experienced one string breakage since I've been using these strings and I usually change strings every 9 or 12 gigs.

    Oddly enough, I had bad results with actual D'Addario strings. For all their popularity and good reviews, every time I would attempt to switch to D'Addario strings, I'd experience constant string breakage and overall short string life.

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    They make our strings to Paul's specs

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    Thanks all! Mystery solved. I'm going to stick with the PRS 10s for awhile. After things have settled in with the guitar, and I get it setup the way I like it, I can experiment with different strings.

    On my Godin I used Elixer nanoweb electrics. They lasted really well, and worked nicely with piezos. But the PRS strings are sounding quite amazing on my P22!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    They make our strings to Paul's specs
    Too Awesome! That would explain it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    That should read "10's" as in 10 -46 gauge strings.

    "Mystery" solved...

    Thank you Shawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    They make our strings to Paul's specs
    Interesting. I already use D'Addario!

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    I threw a set of the DGT 11 gauge strings from my thank you pack on my P24. Sounds and plays better, just took a quater turn on the truss rod to lower it back down and it is sweet. Lovin the thicker strings, feel and sound sooooogood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aroide View Post
    I just received my P22. I'm LOVING this guitar. Played it at my church the day after I got it. Great piezo and electric tones. Plays so easy.
    I was "afraid" of this ... I'm also "afraid" to try a P22 because I don't think I can avoid buying one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    They make our strings to Paul's specs
    Quote Originally Posted by cosmic_ape View Post
    Interesting. I already use D'Addario!
    PRS strings, to me, have a little less tension and little mellower sound, than the std EXL 110s.

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