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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. mojek

    mojek Tele-Meister

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    Elixir 10-46, which last months, but the best strings are Daddario 10-46o_O
     
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    D’Addario 11-52 for forever. On all my guitars regardless of scale. Sound good, feel good, don’t break and last a decent while unless it is a really sweaty gig.
     
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    I have d'addario nyxl's on all of mine.
     
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    Lately these
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    I was using these for quite some time
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    Pyramid Pure Nickel Strings with a round core. Sounds fantastic on Telly's, Strats, LP's, ES's and comparable guitars that should have vintage tone ...

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  6. scottser

    scottser Friend of Leo's

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    d'addario XL 10-46.
     
  7. KW1977

    KW1977 Tele-Meister

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    I like a 10-50 ish set so usually I order custom sets from Stringjoy. They really tend to last well beyond the over the counter stuff. In a pinch I’ll go D’Addario.
     
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    On my Tele (and all my 25.5" scale guitars with the exception of my Jazzmaster) I use Hybrid Slinky 9-46s.
    On my Bullet Mustang HH and all my 24.75" scale guitars I use Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Slinky 10-52s.
    On my Jazzmaster I use Beefy Slinky 11-54s, but am thinking of toning it down to the 10-52s next string change.
     
  9. Chuck berry

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    It depends on what sound the guitarist is looking for as well as the feel. As for the gauges well l went from 09 to 10 to 11's. I've tried many brands. The fender's though the G never stops stretching. I'm hooked on GHS they sound good and feel great.
     
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    I love my Fender Bullet 9's with Fender locking tuners. Great sustain. They don't last very long but they're not very expensive.
     
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    These I have on my tele, Strat and Les Paul. 4B8A6758-1473-423C-BBF7-BD1FC22C7493.jpeg
     
  12. Johanns

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    D'Addario XL120's (nickel wound 10 - 46) (better on my Tele custom CS '63) or
    Elixer Nanoweb (10 - 46) (better on my Tele custom CS nocaster '52)
     
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    GHS 11"s on all electrics.
     
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    EB Pure Nickel 10's on my Esquire, 11's for the H535 and Junior
     
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    JL_LI Friend of Leo's

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    I use Daddario XT Nickel 11-49. I play mostly finger style but these are great with a pick as well. I don't know if they last longer than uncoated strings but I like the smooth tone on the wound strings and I like that the unwound strings aren't excessively bright. I use the same strings on my Gretsch Anniversary and SG. I use XT Nickel 10-46 on my Stratocasters. I'm picky about this and won't buy strings on sale to save less money than I can't account for at the end of the week.
     
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    GHS burnished nickel 10’s. Love em.
     
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    I use D'Addario 10/46 (also tried their 9.5/44 and liked them). I may use 9/46 on some of my Teles and have yet to try 11s or 12s on my Top Loader bridge Jimmy Page Tele.
     
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    For years I have gone with Ernie Ball Super Slinky. If you want to treat yourself, try a set of hand made strings by Gabriel Tenorio. I use GTS strings on my offsets and the strings last forever and sound amazing.

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    Love those (9.5 - 44) and the DR Pure Blues
     
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    String technology has improved a lot in the past few years.
    The Fender Bullets have the advantage that there is no ball end and twist. Tightening and settling of the twist and ball end on strings that have them is one of the causes of tuning drift when you fit a new set of strings.
    I used to buy Ernie Ball strings because they are so common and everyone uses them, even here in the UK. However I found the basic Ernie Ball strings problematic because of loosely twisted ends. At one point I got tired of new high E strings failing because the twist had unravelled altogether. Now for a basic string set I buy Rotosound strings made here in the UK, they have much more tightly wrapped twist ends.
    Alternatively I like the D'Addario balanced tension strings. The only drawback with experimenting with different strings is that can't always get away with just throwing them on a guitar. Normally you will need to do a set up to suit the strings.
     
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