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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by logankolarick, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 5, 2012
    South Louisiana
    After trying everything I could find over the years, I've wound up sticking with the peach colored slinkys.

  2. Paul G.

    Paul G. Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Rhode Island
    I change the strings after 4-6 hours, pretty much no matter what. No reason to waste money on magic super tinkerbelle alloy, rhomboid core, unobtanium coated strings.

    Ernie Ball or D'Addario standard nickel plate strings. 8-38, 9-46, 11-49 -- depends the guitar. They're cheap. They're everywhere, you can get discounts on quantities.

    I don't get any complaints.
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  3. Hiker

    Hiker Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 20, 2008
    EB Super Slinky 9's, # 2223.

  4. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 8, 2010
    Up North
    I love Flatwound's for Slide.

  5. RockNRollin_Nolan

    RockNRollin_Nolan Tele-Meister

    Aug 30, 2017
    Chandler, AZ
    I use D'Addario 9.5-44s

    They are a very good compromise between 9-42s and 10-46s.

  6. SacDAve

    SacDAve Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Dec 23, 2009
    Rocklin Ca.
    Daddario 11-49 or 10-46 I have an obsession with the colored ball ends Strings.JPG
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2017
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  7. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Good thing you don't have pica.

  8. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Friend of Leo's

    Mar 29, 2007
    Manassas Park, VA
    I have a stock 2004 MIM Standard Tele. I just bring this up as the pickups are not the twangiest, more middle of the road ( which is fine for me)

    I noticed that using Fender Super 250s ( their regular Nickel wound 10-46, I ordered a few sets for kicks, as they were on Sale) about a year ago, seemed to have a l just a little less tension ( easier to fret/bend) and a little more ' bright' ( twang) than the same comparable Ernie Ball Slinky or D'ADDARIO XLs I have used on it, and my other guitars forever... very subtle, but enough of a tweak for me to notice, and like.
    So that's my Tele String!

  9. mtjo62

    mtjo62 Tele-Holic

    Jul 17, 2008
    StatesVegas, NC
    I've been playing a lot of bass and acoustic lately and I guess my hand strength has built up, so lights seem too slinky now. Switched to D'Addario EXL110+ 10.5/48 and loving them. Bends are just as easy as before with lights.

  10. alnicopu

    alnicopu Friend of Leo's

    Oct 3, 2009
    A string is a string to me as long as they are the same gauge and wind. Two weeks and they are getting changed again anyway.

  11. Modman68

    Modman68 Tele-Holic

    Mar 27, 2011
    La mesa
    Thomastik-infield power brights have always been my go to, but lately for budget and convenience, I've been using the paradigm strings and have been pleased.

  12. bblumentritt

    bblumentritt Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 3, 2012
    Austin, Texas
    SIT Power Grove Pure Nickel. 10-46.

    They're great! Great feel. Great tone. Great life. PowerGroove-Tele-TexasTone.png
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  13. BadMojo

    BadMojo Tele-Meister

    Sep 17, 2017
    D'addario XL 10s

    D'addario NYXL 10s
    (very bright)

    Ernie Ball Regular Slinky 10s are more cost effective, especially when you buy them in bulk.

  14. Endless Mike

    Endless Mike Friend of Leo's

    Nov 2, 2016
    Arlington, Texas
    That would be great if you don't have a preference for a specific brand. Also, I notice you don't get a choice for pure nickel strings.

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