Originally Posted by filphil
looking good. Let us know how it goes. What's the reasoning behind 16g on both sets?
I've always used 16ga natural guts. They've got loads of playability, so I've never really considered sacrificing durability to go for a thinner gauge. Pacific Prime costs about 10x my usual BHB7, so I naturally want to get as much from it as I can.
As for the crosses, I want to maximize life before they go dead (to keep up with the gut as well as possible). In my experience, thicker strings take longer to go dead than thinner strings. That said, I'll probably end up restringing just the crosses while the gut is still in good shape.