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Original string gauge on the cv bsb?

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by littlebadboy, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 25, 2016
    Midwest, USA
    Hello everyone!

    I think I will do a string change on my Squire CV bsb. I got it recently and have not changed strings yet. I am planning to change strings soon. I like the way it is set up now, so I don't want to get the wrong gauge which requires me to do a set up.

    May I ask if anybody knows the original string gauge that it came with new?


  2. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 24, 2015
    my Mom's basement
    just measure the originals if you have a $12 digital caliper
    Arent most Squires 9g?
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  3. Jack S

    Jack S Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Sep 25, 2008
    Berwyn, IL
    This is posted on the Fender website: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)

  4. SaintSilas

    SaintSilas Tele-Meister

    They come with dental floss 9's. I would at least bump them up a gauge to 10's. You can dig in a bit more.
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  5. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 25, 2016
    Midwest, USA
    Thank you all! I play 10s on my other guitar. But I wanted the telecaster to be distinctive. 9s shall it be. Thanks!

  6. Randypttt

    Randypttt Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 8, 2010
    Elyria Oh
    I don't think I've ever brought home a new guitar with anything but 9's.
    Seems like standard shipping protocol.
    And btw, 10's wont hurt the setup much if at all so don't be afraid to strap a set on.
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  7. tap4154

    tap4154 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Apr 14, 2009
    Southern California
    EB hybrids 9-46 is a good compromise.

  8. Lake Placid Blue

    Lake Placid Blue Friend of Leo's

    Sep 24, 2016
    My Epiphone Wildkat came with 10's. All of my Fenders and Squiers came with 9's but I switched them all to 10's. I didn't have to do any adjustments other than intonation which is so easy even I can do it

  9. RoCkstAr256

    RoCkstAr256 Tele-Holic

    Jan 3, 2017
    Ive just strung up my telly with 9,5-44 Daddarios NYXL. Way to go bro :)
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  10. viking

    viking Friend of Leo's

    Jan 23, 2007
    The man asked about the stock string gauge on Squier CV's
    All four of mine came with 9-42's
    NOW I can tell you that I use 10-46 on all my guitars, a minor truss rod adjustment was needed at the same time

  11. viking

    viking Friend of Leo's

    Jan 23, 2007
    And intonation is overrated IMO , LOL.....

  12. PJ55

    PJ55 Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2003
    Philadelphia, PA
    Try 9.5s by D'Addario. They're about as light as a Tele will tolerate. 9's seem like rubber bands to me on a Tele.

  13. Asmith

    Asmith Friend of Leo's

    Nov 27, 2014
    Morley, England
    I don't know why everyone obsesses with having at least 10/9.5s strings, I love 9s. @littlebadboy uses 10s on everything else he has but he likes how his CV is setup and part of that setup's feel are the strings so why change them? :p
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  14. brobar

    brobar Tele-Holic

    May 30, 2017

    I ended up swapping the 9-42s on my CVC with 10-46s just because that is what I have on almost everything. But when I got my CV BSB I went back and forth between it and my CVC and I think I'm going to keep 9s on it. I really like it as is. I do 10s because I prefer them for slide, but the CVC will be my slide tele and the BSB won't. =)

  15. Silverface

    Silverface Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    Mar 2, 2003
    Lawndale CA
    Each brand of 9's - and pure nickel vs nickel wrap vs stainless steel vs various core types - will have different tension. Some may feel looser than the stock strings, some stiffer. And depending on the action and how consistent your touch is an intonation adjustment may even be necessary.

    Did you ever have the guitar professionally set up? "Off the shelf" guitars, especially Squires, just have a very loose, often inconsistent setup. having one done by a tech can make a big difference in feel and tone.

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