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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Revelation, Aug 10, 2018.
Just curious, I would think 10's but what do I know?
Actually.009'sTeles have always come with
9's on my 2017 American Strat
I don’t remember what is standard on what Fender model, but it definitely varies by model, especially the signature models. Squiers are almost uniformly .009-.042.
I’ve noticed a trend toward lighter strings being standard on new guitars. 9s seem to be the norm. I wonder how that might affect me down the road when I buy one used and try putting 11s on. Up until now, I’ve gotten away without having to do nut work, but I might be living on borrowed time. Might have to invest in a set of nut files.
I just changed strings on my new Professional Tele and your right they were 09's. I put 10's on and I like it better. Besides having a slightly fuller sound the high E does not have that ice pick that the 9 string gave it.
Do most prefer 9's or 10's?
I started with 11’s but went back down to 9’s. I might move back up to 10 though! I want a little bit more resistance.
I’ve tried to use 10’s, but I just didn’t like them so back to 9’s I went.
The specific set is mentioned on the website for each model.
Nines. That means that on a Strat the original owner will have to do some pretty serious setup work to make the trem work right.
From what I have noticed Fender puts 9s on modern guitars and 10s on vintage style guitars. There may be exceptions.
That seems to be the "rule of thumb" for Fenders; the exceptions being the Artist Series guitars which are probably up to the individual artist as to what they want them to come with.
Well, one would think they would just use 9s, and cut the nuts for that. If you want to go to 10, general consensus is you don't have to alter the nut, but if you're a perfectionist, maybe you do. 11s and you're on your own.
Except I doubt there's any logic to what they do, and even if they string with 9s, maybe they cut nuts for 10s anyway.
Not singly Fender out for this, but I doubt they could even tell you. They're not killing themselves on the record-keeping, and I don't think there's a guy at the factory checking nuts for perfectly matching nut cuts.
Some of us march to a different drummer. 10 on the high side, 11 on the low.
Straight 9s are too slinky for me, but I don't do heavy bending like a lot of players do.
yes either 9s or 10s depending on the model.
I think all the Teles and Strats nowadays come with .009 - .042 sets. Most Jazzmasters, Jaguars and the MIM Offsets come with .010 - .046.
I changed my Tele to .009 - .046 to get better low-end when using Drop D tuning but I’m going to try .010 - .046 on there as well since I like the feel on the Jazzy.
You won’t find a consensus on string gauge except perhaps on the idea that YMMV!
Yes, I think you are correct. One of the exeptions was the George Harrison Tribute which came with 009s. They put it into the specs on their website.
Changing one way or the other is not a big deal.
You can always try 9,5-44
IIRC, most are 9's, but U.S.A. reissues come with 10's. Not sure about MIM reissues.