Why?? the nickel round wounds sound fine on either gtr. D' Addario or Ernie Ball whichever is on sale 9.5-44 set w a 15 G. on the high E, and A & low E get a little bit more oomph. I liked best Curt Mangans, but they're too much at $7+. (silly). Tele -- Same two brands but 10, 12, 15, 24, 34 & 44. 10 on top makes it not so thin and I can bend just as easy. 13 is a little too thick for the B, so 12 works perfect..