Telecaster tone mystery solved. Now a question for pure nickel string aficionados

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  1. craigh9

    craigh9 Tele-Meister

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    Pyramid strings. The favored string of the mighty Beatles.
     
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    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I've been using these for years now. They sound good to me.

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  3. Syd Lennon

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    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.
     
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    I have been using GHS boomers for about 30 years also. I will have to check out the Pyramid strings.
     
  5. Robert H.

    Robert H. Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    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
     
  6. screamin eagle

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    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.
     
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    I've used DR Pure Blues (pure nickel) 11-50 gauge for several years. Excellent tone- highly recommended
     
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    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.
     
  9. bluesholyman

    bluesholyman Friend of Leo's

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    Using Ernie Ball Nickels - like them alot - tried both Nickel Rockers and D'Addario nickel and these are currently my favorite.
     
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    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.
     
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    In years, like how long since this thread was active?
     
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    I use Gibson Vintage 10's pure nickel on my Gibson Les Paul Junior.

    Big, Beastly and Beautiful!
     
  13. Matt G

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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.

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    The NOS bumblebee flux capacitors are super unreliable this many years past their "sell-by" date.
     
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