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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. ponce

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    Funny, but when I see Gibson strings, I buy them for my Tele. Always had good results.
     
  2. rstaaf

    rstaaf Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    Hopefully not too big a tangent, where are you all buying strings right now?

    It has been an itch with a b finding strings in stock at my usual sources. :mad:
     
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  3. Frito-Man

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    Fender Pure Nickel (10-46)

    50's warm tone...
     
  4. basher

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    Used 11s for a few years, saw the Beato video, tried 9s and liked them, recently went back up to 10s for better tuning stability. I use Webstrings.
     
  5. Rocky058

    Rocky058 Tele-Holic

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    Same thing for over 40 years.

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    Gardo Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Plus they last forever
     
  7. xtelesquirex

    xtelesquirex Tele-Holic

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    I always buy bulk. If your store can't order a box for you AND you have no qualms betraying them then Pitbull Audio usually has a good selection. I found them by accident but I've had really good luck with them.
     
  8. rstaaf

    rstaaf Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    I generally bought from local shops, but all of them have closed in the past couple of years.

    I had 2 shops within a few miles of my house and another about 15 miles away, they have all closed.

    Unfortunately, I don't think enough people support their local shops. I even paid over retail for one of my Squier CV50 Teles at one of the shops.

    These days I am stuck with Guitar Center if I need a set of strings quickly. Quickly is a subjective term as they are 45 minutes away.

    Online, I generally go Amazon or JustStrings. Neither have particularly good prices on strings.

    At this point, I don't think I would be "betraying" anyone or least anyone that I have any feelings for ;)
     
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  9. Lockback

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    I just replaced the originals with Ernie Ball Super Slinkys: 9's thru 42. So far I'm pleased!
    I run 10's on my Les Paul and Yamaha S-type. But something about the Tele made me lean towards 9's.
     
  10. myteleplaysjazz

    myteleplaysjazz Tele-Meister

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    I like the GHS 10's or 11's, but I recently started using these and I really like them!
    Flat wounds feel odd to me, but these half rounds are great.
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  11. howardlo

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    Fender Pure Nickel 10's on my Fender Teles (and Strats).
     
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    D'Ddarrio EXL-110s, a .010 to .046 set that I install on all of my Gibson & Fender style electrics
     
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    Chicago Matt Friend of Leo's

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    I've been using these for the past several years. My favorite thing about this set is that the 9.5 first is a little more meaty than a 9, and the 11.5 second string makes bending that first string easy down low on the neck.

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    I used to use GHS Boomers on my electrics all the time but these days I usually buy whatever is a good deal at the time, typically either D'Addario, Ernie Ball, Gibson, or GHS. The only brand I stay away from is Fender for guitar strings, although I do buy Fender bass strings. The reason I dislike Fender guitar strings is that circa 1980 I went through several sets of Fender Super Bullets and every single time I would break a string a few days after putting a new set on. I'm sure they're fine now but I have a long memory.

    I normally use 9's and 10's on my solid bodies and 11's on my hollow and semi-hollow guitars. For the Tele I have set up Keef style, I use Ernie Ball Burly Slinky 11-52 strings (throwing away the low E string) because they're the closest I've found to the custom gauge that Keef uses.

    For acoustics I like Dean Markley or Elixir.
     
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    sissies
    [​IMG] made for sissies
     
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    pure nickels 10-46

    unless I run out - then I use Fender Pure nickel bullets 10-46 until I restock
     
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    D'Addario NYXL 10/46 They are expensive, but they hold their tuning and last a long time. I have had great success with D'Addario over the years in various models of strings. I never felt the need to change, cause they delivered the goods.
     
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