What type of strings do you have on your telecaster?

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  1. Nick Fanis

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    I do it like Jimmy (and almost everybody in the late 60s and 70s)


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    Ernie Ball regular Slinky. Since day one, they just deliver and are cheap enough that replacing them often is not an issue. I buy bulk and change my strings on a regular basis.

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    Ernie Ball Slinky 10s are my preferred right now and on one of my teles - I have rotosound 10s on my other Tele and they are fine - maybe a tad bright. I had them so I used them.

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    Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky on my strats - 9-46. Orange pack.

    I used to use GHS Boomers for years and they were fine but I did get one pack that was completely dead right out of the package. Preferring the Slinkies all around right now.
     

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    GHS Boomers 10-46.

    They're cheap and I haven't had any duds.

    I like round-core strings.
     
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    Ernie Ball Regular Slinky 10-46, here.
     
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    Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys most of the time, although I’ll use GHS Boomers and Gibsons now and then.

    I don’t like to go lighter than 10-46 because if I do my bends get a little carried away. I guess I’m used to the feel of that gauge after all these years.
     
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    Probably be mocked for this sacrilege but Gibson bright wires 9s
     
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  9. Greggorios

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    D'Addarrio XL 10-46 Nickle Wound on electrics.
    D'Addarrio EJ 12-53 Phospher Bronze on acoustics.

    Very consistent quality.
     
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    D'Addario XL 10-46 Nickel wound with wound 3rd.
     
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    Daddario 10-46.
     
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    Thomastik Power Brights, heavy bottom strings on my AO 50’s Tele. They run from .050’s to .010’s and I like them a lot on this guitar.
     
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    Elixir Nanowebs 10-46
     
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    Ernie Ball 9’s
     
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    D'Addario Nickel Wound. 10-46
     
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    Ditto.
     
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    Yup - D'Addario XLs 10-46
     
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    I recently discovered these... wish I had much earlier.
     
  19. That Cal Webway

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    D' Addario nickel;


    10, 12, 12, 24, 34, 44


    The 10 on the top really adds more presence to the high E string.
    And no problem bending on those top two strings like I can on 9 and 11.

    It's basically a 9- 44 set
    that I replace the E, B, and G strings.
     
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    I used to be a Dean Markley user years ago. I found that they sounded amazing when they were brand new but they had a very steep fall off from great to dead.

    I switched over to D'Addario and they are great strings. Durable and hold their tone for much longer than the Markleys.
     
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