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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by tele53, Aug 7, 2014.
Another ernie ball power slinky .011 - .049 on my tele. I use .013 or .014 on my acroostic.
I used to have these on my Tele and still use them on Gibson scale guitars. Went back to 10's on the Tele because the bass strings seemed to pop a little bit on me.
I love this size. I think they do sound a little bassy, but hey....
I use the bass strings a lot. Think The Race Is On, any Dwight Yoakum, etc..
Dean Markley Hex Core 9-46. I don't know why but I cannot stand heavy string on electric.
Ghs .010-.046 for years now,love em.
D'addarios 9.5-44 on my Strat and Tele.
11-48 on my Strat jr. and on my Gretsch 5120.
The 11-48 on the short scale feel like the 9.5s on the full size Strat
Either Ernie Ball 9s or 10s, depending on the guitar
Ernie Ball 8's on Tele Strat with .035" or lower frets. (My 66 came with .030") On Gibson with .050" 10's also due to shorter scale length making it easier to bend.
8's on a Gibson equals out of tune chord squeeze due to taller frets. With 10's on a Gibson you can better judge being able to stop at the top of the frets.
Shootout between 8's vs 11's. See what Chappers has to say. See frame #19:39
I keep saying to myself let's move up to 9's on the Tele but every time I play the same guitar with 8's it really flies. You are limited only by what your hands can do; the strings don't get in the way.
Pure nickel 9 - 41's, down tuned by 1 fret.
10-52s, now and forever. They do give a chunkier bottom end.
I was in my favorite local music store yesterday and asked my buddy Rob the guitar tech:
"Hey Rob, what brand of strings do YOU use?"
He said "I dunno', they're guitar strings." I like that.
Pinky slinky's. $3.99 a set.
I believe technique, not string gauge, makes the difference. And truthfully, you play differently with different string gauges--maybe for no other reason than you're trying to subconsciously adapt to the different feel.
Since switching to 8's and getting over the initial weirdness of using something so light, I notice no difference in tone. Actually the tone is getting better since for the first time I've been spending time getting any issues with my amp resolved.
EB Hybrid 9-46.
12s on my tuned down to D and G sliders. Just tried flatwounds on one and am liking them so far.
I used Daddario 10's for years upon years. About six months ago I discovered the "9.5"s--plain third which took some getting used to after so many years of a wound third-- but my bends for classic country soared to new heights, and my left hand/fingertip soreness vanished. And, I believe I am getting better tone than with the 10's.
Daddario EXL 120+, nothing else for my Tele ever again. 10's were always slightly too stiff, and 9's I bet would be too flimsy. Many players can't tell the difference...but I will play these till further notice!
Acoustic guitars 12-54
Strats and Tele's 09-46
Les Paul 09-42
Gibson hollow body 10-46
My #1 is Ernie Ball Extra Slinkys (08-38) on the advice of Rev. Willy G., but I've had Not Even Slinky (12-56) and even a GHS White Bronze 13-56 acoustic set on it.
I tried 9s and found them a bit too light for me, so I moved to 10s and haven't looked back. I play lots of different genres/styles - blues, rock, country, gospel - and the 10s just seem to work well for me, so I figure I'll stick with what works. Like everything in music I could keep chasing the perfect strings, but I already do that enough with guitars, amps, pedals, etc., etc..
Ernie Ball 10s (Regular Slinky) on my Teles, Fender Super Bullet 10s on my Strats.