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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by gmm52, Oct 6, 2016.
Pyramid strings. The favored string of the mighty Beatles.
I've been using these for years now. They sound good to me.
I was on the basic nickel wound steel slinky program forever. I then frequented the cobalt ernie balls once in a while; they make fuzz and OD sound amazing, but only for the first week, right out of the pack, then they get so flat after that. I read a few things on this board about using pure nickel for fuller clean tones that stay fresh for longer, so I tried the DR Pure Blues. That crisp snap of fresh strings isn't there but the bottom end is a lot broader and there's a pop to the action rather than a snap. It seems like the perfect marriage for the hot high-end tele sound.
I have been using GHS boomers for about 30 years also. I will have to check out the Pyramid strings.
Snake Oil pure nickel remain my favorite. Now sold by Sfarzo but still made by Dean. Great feel and tone. No muddy sound to me. They have gotten expensive so Pyramid is my back up now
I prefer pure nickel round wounds for most of my guitars. When I deviate it's for flat wounds. In either case I prefer Thomastik Infeld strings. Incidentally, I like flats on the tele.
I've used DR Pure Blues (pure nickel) 11-50 gauge for several years. Excellent tone- highly recommended
GHS Pure Nikel Rollerwounds for me. They sound broken in out of the box. I hate that new string sound that you get with nickel plated steel.
Using Ernie Ball Nickels - like them alot - tried both Nickel Rockers and D'Addario nickel and these are currently my favorite.
I wouldn't, and haven't in years put any strings on my Tele but D'Addario pure nickel. I am a big believer in the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" school of thought.
In years, like how long since this thread was active?
I use Gibson Vintage 10's pure nickel on my Gibson Les Paul Junior.
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jvanhorn's been on TDPRI for fourteen years and only posted 150 times. He might be stuck in a time warp. That's #2020 for you.
The NOS bumblebee flux capacitors are super unreliable this many years past their "sell-by" date.