What gauges do ya'll use

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by GLee94, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. NewKid

    NewKid Tele-Afflicted

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    NYXL 11-49 on my two Teles.

    Thomastik FW 12-50 on my Jazzmaster.
     
  2. SecretSquirrel

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    I rarely detune, so that's not a factor for me. I use 10-46 roundwounds on everything (D'Addario EXL110) except the jazzbox hollowbody gets 11-50 flatwounds (ECG24) and baritones get 14-68 rounds (EXL157).

    Mainly I like buying mainly just one gauge of strings so I can get quantity discounts. With ten guitars, strings become on on going cost. At least those expensive flatwounds last 'forever.'

    I've been intrigued with the response of the 11-50s on the hollowbody, those strings alone make it a different animal from all my other guitars. I might experiment with a bigger gauge on another guitar.
     
  3. heltershelton

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  4. Lord_Ingipz

    Lord_Ingipz Tele-Meister

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    Play 10's currently and started off playing 12 gauge but those were rough on my fingers so I dropped down to 7 and 8 gauge for the BG approach. Feel like I might go back to 12's or try 13's.
     
  5. heltershelton

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    for you guys using 10-52s, did you have to file the nut any? I'm thinking about trying some.
     
  6. GLee94

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    I had a Charvel a few years ago I set up with 10-52s and I had to have the nut filed a little bit, that was a mim guitar though and the setup wasn't too great to begin with. I think most of the time you can get away with a 52 w/o any work done. You'll know if you have an issue the first time you play it! Put 10-52s on a les paul once w/o any work and it was actually an improvement at the time IMO. Give it a shot brotha!
     
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    10-46 on Fenders. Thinking of going to 10-52, though (what I use on Gibby scale length)
     
  8. Brucesu

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    9-46 and 10-46 NYXL strings all day everyday!

    I got an Echoplex pedal recently and it makes my guitar sound like it has thicker strings o_O
     
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  9. Chanan

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    DR pure blues 11s. Been wanting to try the EB paradigm set, but they’re darn expensive so I have not yet managed to pull the trigger
     
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    11 - 49 on Fender length guitars.
     
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    10-46 on my SG, 2 Les Pauls, 2 Teles. 11-50 on my Strat and ES-175.
     
  12. Geo

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    Mainly .010's and .011"s on electrics and .012" on Acoustic. I play all tuned mainly to std.
    concert tuning except occasional D, G or E tuning on the acoustic.
     
  13. theprofessor

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    I have used D'Addario Nickel Wound 10-49s on one Tele and D'Addario 11-49s on another Tele. Just today I switched to the same Diaddario Nickel Wound 10-49 (EJ20) on both.
     
  14. Bob Arbogast

    Bob Arbogast Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    After having my Tele strung with a .009-.040 set for the better part of a year, I put on a .010-.046 set last night. It's like coming back home again. The additional resistance feels right.

    I have three electrics: Tele, Strat, and Casino. Now they all have the same strings: D'Addario Balanced Tension .010-.046.
     
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  15. Hapax87

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    I use D'Addario 11-46 Chromes on my '72 deluxe reissue.
     
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  16. Paul in Colorado

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    Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinkies on the Esquire
    DAD EXL 120+ on the '52 RI Tele

    Various DAD's on other guitars. EXL 110's on Gibson scale guitars, EXL 120+ on Fender scale. Heavier strings on the Gretsch, DAD EXL 115. EXL 125 on the MIM Strat.
     
  17. Tele Fan

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    .10-.46 for Fender scale and .11-50 for Gibson scale. If I'm tuning down on a Fender scale I'll put .11-.50's on it.
     
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    For my Gretsch G5620-TCB I use Elixir Nano Heavies, .012-.052. For different acoustic-electric guitars I like Elixir Light Nanos (.012-.053) up to Elixir Medium Nanos (.013-.056), depending on the guitar. I'm kinda stuck with coated strings cause I have toxic hands.
     
  19. Twelvefrets

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    Telecaster: DR Pure Blues 11-50
     
  20. funkysoul

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    11's for all.Slinky or d'addario.better at all.
     
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