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Factory fit string query for GRG-270B
Portland
#1 Posted : 5/28/2010 5:34:21 AM
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I've started playing again after maaany years (effectivley relearning from stratch mid life crisis stylee!) and have picked up one of the purple GRG270s bought in UK if this makes a difference. Amazing bit of kit for the money by the way.

I'm looking to get a spare set of strings in, as it's only a matter of time before I bust one, most probably when I forget I have a locking nut Wall

By a bit of rtfm it appears the factory fit is .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042 Please could someone confirm this and also advise on make and type so I can get a nice simple change.

I don't want to be adventurous fettling strings, haven't changed intonation, pickups or action in 25+ years so want as close a match as possible, not to mention I quite like these strings, as they're light enough for a good bend and a half and I can dream of being Dave Gilmour Liar


Hoping Tom might be able to help with this one if no-one else.


Thanks all
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#2 Posted : 5/28/2010 7:44:50 AM
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#8 Posted : 5/28/2010 8:16:23 AM
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Excellent, thanks Tom
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#3 Posted : 5/28/2010 5:48:35 PM
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Tom@Ibanez wrote:
Yup. Correct size. D'Andrea strings.


um D'Addario?
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#9 Posted : 5/29/2010 2:45:51 AM
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Heh, I put that down to auto correct or talking about someone called Andrea. Mind you, isn't there an accessory company called D'Andrea? Picks and stuff - I'm sure I had a huge oversized Bass pick from them years ago.
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#10 Posted : 5/29/2010 7:23:42 AM
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I googled it and there is a D'Andrea string winder

thats all i could find

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#11 Posted : 6/8/2010 9:19:06 AM
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Thanks again Tom, spares in the post, hopefully I can resist uptuning with the nut locked down until they arrive (touch wood)

Still loving the GRG270. My guitar teacher had a quick blast the other day and was very impressed for the quids. High praise indeed given his default is a Steve Vai sig Jem.
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#4 Posted : 6/8/2010 9:42:31 AM
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ehdwuld wrote:
Tom@Ibanez wrote:
Yup. Correct size. D'Andrea strings.


um D'Addario?


D'Andrea is D'addarios hot sister company

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#5 Posted : 6/8/2010 10:00:14 AM
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Matthew@ibanez wrote:
ehdwuld wrote:
Tom@Ibanez wrote:
Yup. Correct size. D'Andrea strings.


um D'Addario?


D'Andrea is D'addarios hot sister company



Dude, she's not 18 yet
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#6 Posted : 6/8/2010 10:14:24 AM
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Tom@Ibanez wrote:
Matthew@ibanez wrote:
ehdwuld wrote:
Tom@Ibanez wrote:
Yup. Correct size. D'Andrea strings.


um D'Addario?


D'Andrea is D'addarios hot sister company



Dude, she's not 18 yet


Details..., its not like I'm taking her out! those strings will be grown before you know it.
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#7 Posted : 6/8/2010 5:16:12 PM
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Matthew@ibanez wrote:
Tom@Ibanez wrote:
Matthew@ibanez wrote:
ehdwuld wrote:
Tom@Ibanez wrote:
Yup. Correct size. D'Andrea strings.


um D'Addario?


D'Andrea is D'addarios hot sister company



Dude, she's not 18 yet


Details..., its not like I'm taking her out! those strings will be grown before you know it.


be sure to stretch em................ DOH!!
EHDWULD
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#13 Posted : 6/9/2010 8:03:47 AM
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That was good Ehdwuld...you get 2 points for that.


yes we are now working on a joke point system

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#14 Posted : 6/9/2010 8:34:29 AM
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Portland wrote:
Thanks again Tom, spares in the post, hopefully I can resist uptuning with the nut locked down until they arrive (touch wood)

Still loving the GRG270. My guitar teacher had a quick blast the other day and was very impressed for the quids. High praise indeed given his default is a Steve Vai sig Jem.


Sorry to resurrect an old thread.....I've just joined the forum as I'm considering adding a 24-fret guitar to my stable and an Ibanez is a serious contender.

Anyway, I tried a GRG 270 in a store the other day as well as an RG350 and a top of the range Steve Vai GEM (the white one) costing about £1500.

I have to say that payability and fit & finish wise there was not a lot of difference between the top and bottom of the range. Note: I didn't plug these in to an amp - I only do that if I'm going to buy, but the electronics can be changed anyway.

So, how are you getting on with that GRG?

Alan
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#15 Posted : 3/24/2011 10:15:17 AM
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Can reply now I've dug my password out!

Still a lovely guitar for the money - only weakness I've found is when I drop tune with default (very light) gauge strings on, I encounter some issues retaining tuning and action, but this will happen with pretty much any guitar, especially one with 8's on by default.

Think once you try through an amp, you'll hear the difference in the pickups, plus the bridge/trem is a lot better on the more expensive guitars.

btw, I did resist using the machine heads to tune, and (touch wood) haven't popped a string as a result yet ;)
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