What's the Heaviest-Gauge Guitar String That Fits in a Standard Tuning Peg?

If you're like me, your low E string never gets heavier than a .046. Maybe, when you break a low E string at a gig (which is very rare), you might be forced to use your buddy's .052, which actually makes you think, "Maybe I should always use a .052!" Or, if you're heavily into sounding like Stevie Ray Vaughan, maybe you've dabbled in .056 or .058 territory. Or maybe you just like playing in Drop G!

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.