What string gauge do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by RedBarchetta, Mar 20, 2010.

What string gauge do you prefer?

  1. .08 or less

    2 vote(s)
    0.6%
  2. .09

    57 vote(s)
    17.3%
  3. .10

    196 vote(s)
    59.4%
  4. .11

    53 vote(s)
    16.1%
  5. .12 or more

    12 vote(s)
    3.6%
  6. Other (please specifiy)

    10 vote(s)
    3.0%
  1. AndrewG

    AndrewG Friend of Leo's

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    9s on everything. I play Blues mostly and strings get bent a lot; anything heavier is just too much hard work for a negligible 'improvement' in tone.
     
  2. NickDanger

    NickDanger Tele-Meister

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    10s are the perfect compromise
     
  3. Alexandre

    Alexandre Tele-Holic

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    I like 10s as well. 9s feel too thin for my taste and 11m while they felt too big at first, I really want to give them another try shortly.
     
  4. GuitarPlayerFL

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    +1

    After years of .010s, I use GHS Sub Zero Boomer .009-.042.
    I'm tired of fighting the guitar.
    My favorite players use 9s and make them sound great.
     
  5. fenderix

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    +1! That's what I use too.
     
  6. Polish John

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    I had been D'Addario 10s in standard tuning since I started playing, but just switched to the 9.5s. So much more comfortable without losing any tone. Still using the 10s on my Gibsons, but in my opinion, the 9.5s are the perfect string for Fender guitars in standard.
     
  7. admiralbob77

    admiralbob77 Tele-Meister

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    10-46 on Telecasters. That seems to be the sweet spot insofar as tone and flex goes. :)
     
  8. -Vampyre-

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    Beefy Slinky 11-54
     
  9. Fearnot

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    10-52s on everything.
     
  10. aunchaki

    aunchaki Friend of Leo's

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    I went from 9s to 10s (briefly), then on to 11s (EB Power Slinkys). I love the tone I get. I can really feel both of my Teles resonate when I strike a chord with 11s. Ans I can hear what I'm feeling coming out of the amp.

    I don't do a lot of bending, so that's not too much of an issue for me. It's all about The Tone.
     
  11. Big_Bend

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    9s on my Fender guitars, 10s on my Gibsons.

    Actually I buy my strings in bulk in specific sizes. I keep strings in 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 26, 36, and 46 guages. So my sets end up being

    9 - 12 - 15 - 26 - 36 - 46 and
    10 - 13 - 16 - 26 - 36 - 46

    Hey I gota be me. As I get older I appreciate the 9s more. :lol: I voted 10s but it shoulda prob been for 9s.

    take care.. Allen
     
  12. Pepi

    Pepi Tele-Afflicted

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    Normally I use 10s but my new CV50 is crying for 11s. Just plays to easy with 10s. I want some fightback
     
  13. Bruce_99

    Bruce_99 Tele-Meister

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    .10 - .52 -> Tele & LP Junior, "std." playin'
    .12 - .54 -> Tele Slide
     
  14. p90grinder

    p90grinder Tele-Meister

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    I've used 10's for years. I normally string Blue Steels, but recently tried GHS Progressives and Gibson Humbuckers and liked them both.
     
  15. Doug 54

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    elec: 9-42 w/15 G

    acoustic: 10,13,17,26,38,49 or 50
     
  16. nasonm

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    My fav is D'Addario Light 10+ Round Wound. It's a 10.5-48 gauge.
     
  17. chickenpickin

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    9's 9's and more 9's! There is just something about the sound of a Tele with 9-42's on it.
     
  18. Birdmankustomz

    Birdmankustomz Friend of Leo's

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    14 on the tele, 16 on everything else...

    Seriously though, I play 10-52's on my electrics and 12's on the acoustic, nice and thick but still easy to play
     
  19. fernando

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    9.5-44
     
  20. dividedsky

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    9s on Teles. Any bigger feels really weird to me on a Tele. Never gone smaller and I don't think I'd like that either. 9 is just right.
     
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