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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by jigman586, Feb 17, 2012.
I know I've replied to this a number of times, but it's 9.5-44s D'Addarios for my Teles.
I used DR for awhile and think they're great. But lately I've been using Pyramid nickel classics, and as long as I can find them, I'll be sticking with them.
They last forever and sound great, and even though they're about $10 a set, their long life pays for itself.
Oh, and it's always 10-46.
I'm using d'addario 10's
I've not had very good experience with Dunlops, however I believe the fender nickel are made by daddario. I usually go for whatever is cheapest.
ernie ball slinky 9's
Flatwounds, baby. That low end gets really woody and deep. THere's a little more bounce to the rhythm. On the Esquire I like the Fender pure nickel bullet ends, .9'
Nickel wound Dadarrios .10's nice,sweet warm sound..
Elixirs are the best I tried so far, especially if you don't change strings often like me. I stocked up on 'em during the recent 3 for 2 sale.
I used Thomastiks for ages on my archtops before I got my Tele, but I now notice they're a bit too soft compared to regular strings due to the different alloys in them.
Best??? Did you say, "Best"? Why... leme think...... Ummm have you tried guitar strings..... I would think they would be muuuuch better than something like Kite strings....
If you are trying to determine which brand of guitar strings would be best for YOU..... why in heck are you asking us.... unless something really weird is happening... our fingers are't now, or ever gonna be attached to your hands...
Thus... I'd suggest that ya do what so many of us have done... "get on the train" traveling down that long track looking for what YOU personally like.... when ya find it.... do not make the mistake so many make.... stop looking at the grass on the other side of the fence.'
10s on my Hot Rod, 11s on my Thinline which is set up for slide. For the most part, I don't really care about the brand except I don't like either Fender or Gibson strings. I also think coated strings like Elixirs work far better on acoustics than electrics.
Oh, I do strictly use 11 Chromes flatwounds on my AlleyKat but that's the guitar I pretend to play jazz on.
I use whatever I can bum off the other guitar player..lol, cheap, cheap, cheap, but wish
he would buy better strings....kidding!
I wish there were strings that I didn't rot, after a few hours of play. My hands sweat a lot and I must ooooze toxic acid. Seriously, even wiping them down between songs, I only get a few hours, before they turn brown. After a couple of days - dead!
FWIW - I use SS's 9-42. But, I suppose that I'll be giving Fender's a go. I am getting a free box of 12 sets, as a rebate for my new Tele. They'll last me 2 weeks - LOL
I've been using Ernie Ball Slinkys, 10-46, for a few years. I just ordered several sets of EB pure nickel strings to give them a try.
11 to 52 any brand
12's - Ernie Ball. I like 'em to fight back.
I like 11's. GHS Boomers have been nice. I will try the flatwounds at some point.
D'Addario 9's here. Got 'em on every one of my Teles!
Interestingly enough, I had the same experience. .09's - .46 seem to be the ticket for my MIA tele. No idea why, .10's for all my other guitars.
I recently switched to DR Pure Blues. I was a D'Adderio guy for 2 decades. Can't say enough good about these strings. Love em'.
Crap, now we can't make strings either? Will it ever end?
Heard great things about Pyramid strings (German) in Tone Quest magazine. Tried them and didn't notice any improvement over the Slinkies I normally use, but I'll try the Thomastik-Infeld strings. With a name like that they must be good!