Is an 80 gauge overkill on a 28" scale?

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  1. seahawk29

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    .80 sounds about right to me. When using a .74 on my Mushok baritone (27.7 scale) it handles well in F#.
     
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    .80 sounds about right to me. When using a .74 on my Mushok baritone (27.7 scale) it handles well in F#.
     
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    27.7 scale using an 90 in F# is amazing.
     
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    no, i think it's alright anywhere between 80-90 is good for people who pick hard. 74 is good if you wanna get that characteristic "Djent" flop and if you use thin picks and pick with minimal force it's perfect.
     
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    Another vote for .0084, my strandberg boden 8 original came with this gauge and i love the definition and clarity.
     
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    .80 is a great gauge for that scale length- I find it a little too bassy on 27" but it tightens up quite nicely with that extra inch.
     
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