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What type of strings do you have on your telecaster?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Injam, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. T Prior

    T Prior Poster Extraordinaire

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    Strings that match the guitar hopefully. Fret heights can very well dictate what gauge of strings we can use.

    Light gauge strings on tall frets is a NO NO - pitch issues when fretting.

    What brands ?

    Fender or D'addario - Nickel wound BALL ENDS, 9 , 9.5 or 10's . The 10's are on the slightly taller fretted guitars.

    I change strings very often so "mileage per string set" is not relevant for me.

    +/- $4 a set is more relevant !
     
  2. Platefire

    Platefire Friend of Leo's

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    Earnie Ball Super Slinkey for years and years
     
  3. heffus

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    Different strings for different guitars.

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  4. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    12 pages!
    Everybody seems to be using the long, skinny metal kind.
     
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  5. Southpa

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    I usually use D'Addario 10's or 11's Buy them in bulk boxes because I do a lot of repair, setups, etc. Figured I'd try 7's on one of my teles. That's right, the set ranges from .007 to .038". Put out by Billy Gibbons named Rev. Willys Mexican Lottery Brand. Super slinky feel. I used to use 9's long ago but wore them out too quick. Funny, how the strings last longer the less you play! :)

    Anyone remember a brand called Nashville Straights? They came in a long skinny package, ie. uncoiled and were supposed to settle in quicker than coiled strings.
     
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  6. Tele_Luvr

    Tele_Luvr TDPRI Member Ad Free Member

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    GHS Guitar Boomers LXLs, gauges 10-38.
     
  7. Nick Fanis

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    Almost EVERYBODY used that gauge back than.
    I swear by this string set it is the only fully balanced out there and feels amazing.
    GHS LXL are better strings than the Fenders and are still roundcore which in my book is tre importante :)
     
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  8. Willy-son

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  9. DrASATele

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    Me too although I use the 11's on my S500 and Asat and 12's on my Legacy, most of my builds get the 10's in your pic.
     
  10. stepvan

    stepvan Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Elixir nanowebs on my tele and les Paul 9-46
     
  11. stepvan

    stepvan Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    I stocked up way before the pandemic. Would order a pack every 2 weeks and hold on to them. Since the pandemic it has been hit or miss so I have 12 sets sitting in the guitar room.
     
  12. Dik Ellis

    Dik Ellis Tele-Meister

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    Right on, Bro. The Boomers are great strings, and I'm glad at least one company still makes them. Otherwise, I was prepared to to make up my own sets.
     
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  13. Nick Fanis

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    Yep.
    In the EU where Pyramid strings are dirt cheap I make "economy" sets out of the individual strings Thomann sells at 3,7 EUR per set.
    But they are pure nickel so they have less twang and hex wound so they don't feel as nice as the Boomers.
     
  14. Injam

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    Well I put the GHS on my tele and I really like them. They stay in tune better than the Fender bullets I had on there. I’m sure I will try other brands but these are the ones all others will be judge by.
     
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