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Best Strings for Tele....

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by jigman586, Feb 17, 2012.

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  1. FrankMc

    FrankMc Tele-Meister

    Feb 11, 2011
    Memphis TN
    I have used Pyramid flats and I believe La Bellas are better than Pyramid and TI's, with that said, there is a reason the Ernie Ball strings are the best selling strings out there, because they're the best. Regular Slinky 10's are tough to beat.

  2. gwjensen

    gwjensen Friend of Leo's

    Clapton, Richards, and many others seem to like them...

  3. jklotz

    jklotz Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 10, 2012
    Atlanta, GA

  4. OlRedNeckHippy

    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

    Jan 12, 2012
    South Jersey
    EB Slinky Hybreds 9 - 46.
    Easy bending, good bottom, good intonation, stays in tune, clear tone.
    On both the SX Tele and Heritage 140.

    And my local shop stocks them.

  5. motorfin

    motorfin TDPRI Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    florence Or.

  6. Jazzerstang

    Jazzerstang Tele-Afflicted

  7. TexasTwang

    TexasTwang Tele-Meister

    Mar 5, 2012
    Austin TX
    D'Addario EXL110W Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings, Regular Light, Wound 3rd, 10-46.

    These strings are unbelievable.

  8. Flemtone

    Flemtone Tele-Meister

    Jun 12, 2011
    New Jersey
    Been using DR Pure Blues 9's for some time now. I used to figure a string's a string, but these seem to do it for me more than the others I've used. That said, it always comes down to each players personal taste.

  9. Cymro14

    Cymro14 Tele-Afflicted

    +1 EB strings great but I can't find any EB 9.5s

  10. Turtleface

    Turtleface Tele-Meister

    Dec 16, 2011
    Phoenix, Az
    Use the same, but in 11's! Always trended towards lighter strings, bought my wound G's on a whim, and my technique has improved considerably! Really surprised at how much of a difference it made, am now a true believer in trying everything out for a little while before settling on something just because you "think" it's what you should be uaing

  11. jvanhorn

    jvanhorn Tele-Meister

    Nov 30, 2006
    Clinton, Arkansas
    If you are playing pure nickel strings and they aren't GHS Burnished Nickel--you have made a mistake! The best kept secret in the string world!

  12. IdahoPicker

    IdahoPicker Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 20, 2009
    North Idaho
    DR Tite-Fit 10's. Put them on all my electrics. I may switch to something else, though. For the last year, I've been frustrated with intonation issues, thought it was just my imagination. I've found numerous accounts that they do indeed have intonation inconsistencies.

    I really do prefer their sound, however.

  13. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 30, 2011
    I find that lots of different strings work well on Teles (but not so much on Strats). I normally use heavy-bottomed 11's, but a Tele is one of the few types of guitar on which I can stand 9's (though I do put 10's or 11's on the bottom when I use 9's).

  14. midnight340

    midnight340 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Dec 27, 2012
    Lawrence, KS
    Been trying out a bunch…. do not like the D'Addarios… (even tho that's what I started out trusting). Like the EB Super Slinkys, but maybe GHS Nickel Rockers better. Will try the EB's again soon.

    I took the plunge and ordered (from Strings by Mail) Thomastk-Infeld "BLUES SLIDERS" (9-43) for my tele. Man, what a treat. And if they last as long as I hear, then they are definitely worth it!!!

  15. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

    Jul 17, 2007
    the best strings are new ones, or maybe a few days old.

    brand doesnt matter much

    I use

    EB slinkies
    Pyramid max performance (pure nickel)
    D'addario EPN (pure nickel)
    Gibson Vintage Reissue (pure nickel)
    Snake Oil (pure nickel)

    Ive never had a problem with any of these
    the longest lasting and best feeling id say are Pyramid Max Performance,
    doesnt mean they are the best, but they are noticeably better in some ways.

    lately ive been running EBs or Dunlops

  16. Chris S.

    Chris S. Asst. Admin Staff Member Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    Near TELE-Town (Wash. DC)
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    Zombie, closed. You're always welcome to start a new thread.

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