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What String Gauge Do You Use For The Telecaster?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by RockNRollin_Nolan, Sep 11, 2017.

What's Your Favorite String Gauge

  1. 9-42

    38 vote(s)
    20.1%
  2. 9.5-44

    13 vote(s)
    6.9%
  3. 10-46

    100 vote(s)
    52.9%
  4. 11-49

    35 vote(s)
    18.5%
  5. 12-54

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  6. 13-62 (There's no way someone's going to use these on a Tele, right?)

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  1. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit
    10-46 pure nickel , dead as they come/dead outta the package.

    Sometimes sub in an .11 high E
     

  2. danpan

    danpan Tele-Meister

    197
    Sep 25, 2013
    South Dakota
    D'addario 10-52 for the last 28 years. I've experimented, but keep going back........
     
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  3. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 21, 2014
    Florida
    I use d addario roundwound 12s with a wound G on my two Jazz telecasters ( I also usually tune them down to E flat or D standard). All my other teles get 10s.
     
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  4. tfarny

    tfarny Tele-Meister

    444
    Sep 4, 2008
    Hudson Valley, NY
    I tried some 9.5s recently but they are still too little for me, too easy to bend. I like 11s for feel, but play better on 10s if that makes any sense. Basically I want my electric to feel more like an acoustic but then I can't play it as durn fast as I like to.
     
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  5. Platefire

    Platefire Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    69
    Nov 3, 2003
    North Louisiana around Many
    Good ol Super Slinkeys just like the ones that came out in the 70's. I've tried to go in all sorts of directions on strings but always come back to them!
    Platefire
     
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  6. RockNRollin_Nolan

    RockNRollin_Nolan TDPRI Member

    Age:
    17
    76
    Aug 30, 2017
    Chandler, AZ
    Hmm, never heard of 10.5s. It's not to surprising since there's such a thing as 9.5s, but I've never thought of it.
     

  7. Lefty Addams

    Lefty Addams Tele-Holic

    884
    May 6, 2012
    England
    I discovered 9.5-44s a couple of years ago but now I need to change up to 10s I think, a bit too light for me I've discovered.
     
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  8. 10thoufirst

    10thoufirst Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

    796
    Nov 16, 2013
    England
    I use a set you didn't offer in your survey, 10 - 52 as my avatar shows. I use this gauge on all my electric guitars.
     
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  9. parademe

    parademe Tele-Meister

    181
    Feb 7, 2013
    Berlin, Germany
    Same here. Over the years I went from 11 to 10 to 10.5 and back to 10.
     

  10. bluzkat

    bluzkat Tele-Meister

    300
    Feb 20, 2011
    Lansing, Michigan
    I also use this set on a couple of my Teles, everybody else get 10-46.
     
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  11. rooboo

    rooboo TDPRI Member

    Age:
    42
    56
    Aug 18, 2017
    Sweden
    I use a set not available in your poll: 11-52. D'Addario EXL116 to be exact.

    [​IMG]
     

  12. ricknbaker

    ricknbaker Tele-Holic

    575
    Nov 12, 2014
    Watford, UK
    D'Addario EXL110w Nickel Wound Electric 10-46 Regular Light w/ Wound 3rd

    On Tele, hardtail Strat and LPJ

    Fender Super Bullets 3250LR Nickelplated Steel 09-46 Guitar Strings

    On my Strat with a wobbly bridge thing.

    Am I the only person still using bullets?
     
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  13. Penguinchit

    Penguinchit TDPRI Member

    Age:
    41
    67
    Jul 14, 2017
    Minneapolis
    [​IMG]
     

  14. Reggie77

    Reggie77 TDPRI Member

    Age:
    39
    91
    Jul 16, 2017
    Connecticut
    9s on the Tele and the doubleneck

    10s on my Strat and my hollow body
     

  15. FenderGuy53

    FenderGuy53 Friend of Leo's

    May 14, 2008
    WNC Isothermal Zone
    Yeah, baby!
     

  16. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    106
    Dec 27, 2007
    Albuquerque
    Never, I was using 8-38 before I found these....

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. RockNRollin_Nolan

    RockNRollin_Nolan TDPRI Member

    Age:
    17
    76
    Aug 30, 2017
    Chandler, AZ
    It looks like those strings need to be changed. :p I see a lot of sweat buildup.
     
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  18. qblue

    qblue Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 12, 2009
    Clarks Summit, PA
    I use Fender 150's in 10-46 gauge, and they are pure nickel.
     

  19. gitapik

    gitapik Tele-Holic

    917
    Jan 16, 2010
    New York City
    I know a lot of players who swear by 11s and 12s, but I've got my action set higher on myASAT Classic and the 10s work just right to my ear.
     
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  20. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    65
    Oct 11, 2006
    Greater Boston
    10/46 but I replace the 10 with an 11.
     

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