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What string brand and guage do you use

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by teleplayer99, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. teleplayer99

    teleplayer99 Tele-Meister

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    I have been using Earnie Ball 10's for years, but I may be in a string rut.
     
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    9s bright wires started when they did not have dean Markleys and they don't break as easy.
     
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    Chikubi Tele-Meister

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    On my Teles, 9.5. Used D’Addario XLs for years, then when I bought my new Tele this January I decided to try Ernie Ball Primo Slinkys on it to try something new. Felt nice, sounded good. Just swapped strings back to the XLs since that’s what I had on hand, so feeling them out to see which I prefer.

    I will say I had to open a second pack of XLs this change because the first pack I opened had a faulty D string that was missing about a 1/3 of its winds. That kinda sucked.
     
  4. tele-nova

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    Ernie ball 11's on my tele. 10's on my sheraton and strat
     
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    I have a whole giant thing of different strings. I don’t know what all is in there.
     
  6. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Friend of Leo's

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    I've gone a bit lighter in recent years, and am using the D'Addario 9.5 set. Seems like a perfect compromise between .009s and .010s. Imagine that! :)
     
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    D’Addario .011-.015-.019-.028-.037-.050. Can’t remember the set number off the top of my head but the slightly heavier B and G and slightly lighter A compared to the usual 11 set seems more balanced on my Squier Bullet Special, which is about all I play, guitar-wise, at the moment.

    My Squier P-bass uses D’Addario chrome flatwounds, .045-.100.

    My old lap steel got restrung with a bunch of leftover single strings that were almost the right gauge when I decided to try B11 tuning last year. It probably goes from about .038-.015, but I can’t remember exactly. It’s in the ballpark. But I’ll have to figure it out soon because those old strings have got the stank.
     
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    Paulie_Boy Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Whatever is on sale.
     
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    Mostly Ernie Ball but I use all sorts of gauges depending on scale and what tuning the instrument is in. 9-42 up to 13-62 for C standard
     
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    Always 9-46 on the Tele, right now Dunlop, thinking of moving to 9.5 though
     
  11. xtelesquirex

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    I often use:

    Ernie Ball 8-38, 9-42
    Dean Markley 9-42
    DR 11-50
    DR 12-52

    It depends on the guitar and what I'm doing with it.
     
  12. El Tele Lobo

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    D’Addario 10s on my regular teles and 12s on my jazz Tele.
     
  13. UPtele

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    Darco 9s
     
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    Ernie Ball 10’s fit me the best.
     
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    Reverend Willy G’s Mexican Lottery, gauge 9...

    Whrn I run out of those (they don’t make em any more), I’ll probably switch to the new Dunlop Billy Gibbons signature strings and see if I like them.

    I like Daddario XL’s too...
     
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    I've used nothing but Elixir strings on all of my guitars for years. They provide great sound and feel. I use 10s on electric guitars and 12s on acoustics.
     
  17. PaulNYC

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    D'Addario Chromes 10s
     
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    stringjoy 8s, 11s on the acoustic
     
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    D'Addario XL's on most of the electrics 10-46 with wound 3rd. For my Gretsch G6120 11-49 with wound 3rd.
     
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    D’Addario XL nickel wound 10s on the tele, 11s on the jazzmaster.
    Flat wound Chromes 50-105s for Pbass, which I highly recommend.
     
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