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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Injam, Sep 11, 2020.
Ernie 10-46. If they're good enough for Eric then they're good enough for me..
Been using GHS for over thirty years. Just started 10-46 about 10 years ago. Love em!
GHS Boomers... 10-46 variety...
I use the same gauge .10 -.38 on all my guitars. I used to use Fender 150's or Bullets, but for some reason Fender quit making that gauge. Jimi and Duane used the same gauge. Now I use GHS Boomers LXL. Fender makes a Hendrix set, but they are more expensive, of course. I own a lot of Fender gear, so it really pisses me off, about the strings.
Have to use 9 to 42 gauge since mine 1950 Esquire hasn't a truss rod. Alternately I use 9 13 18 32 42 52 on my Wildwood Tele. Ernie Ball or D'Addarios!
Nickel wound 10-52 daddario. Got a 3 pack in my cart right now. Also going to try a 10-46 pack with a wound g
I buy the D'Addario nickel wound 9-42 sets in bulk for use with both my LP and Tele. Also sub a 15 for the 3rd string.
But lately this year I have tried out some of what Fender calls their "classic core" nickel plated steel ball end sets with my Tele.
Classic core feature a round core instead of hexagonal.
"Fender Classic Core electric strings go straight to the heart of classic tone for modern guitar.
Classic Core strings sound and feel perfectly seasoned as soon as you put them on your guitar.
They deliver more expansive lows, softer highs and extra flexibility for expressive bends."
I have been using them for my last few sets and really like them.
D'addario Chrome 10's (ecg23) flatwounds, but I replace the wound G with an .018 plain so I can still do cool bends.
Soon though I'm going to put on a set of pyramid gold .011-.050 with an unwound 019 for the G.
Best of both worlds.
+1 on 10-46 set
Right now, I 'm running Ernie Ball Extra Slinkies (8-38 gauge). I like the light strings up top, but I think I want heavier bass strings so if i stick with Ernie Ball, I'll go with Hyper Slinkies next time... These were what Sam Ash had on the shelf TBH.
Heavy bottom (.052" or .054") or extra heavy bottom (.056") 11s are my go-to Tele strings. My number 1 had a wound G for a long time, but I am moving away from that because it doesn't suit what I'm playing now.
I have a few with straight 10s as well. I like the way they felt out of the factory, so I didn't bother changing gauges.
I have two with 9s (the only guitars I own with 9s on them). One set of straight 9s, and one set of heavy bottomed 9s ("Hybrid Slinky").
11s are my go-to strings for Strats as well, but I usually use a straight set of 11s (.048" or .049"), not heavy bottoms.
On Gibsons or short scale Fenders, I never go below 11. The low tension combined with the shorter scales is just yucky feeling to me.
Ernie Ball Paradigm 10-52. just had it on and hopefully it last longer than the normal strings. i have sweaty hands, my strings can only last me 2 sessions of 8 hours playing within a week with the normal slinkys.
“Why Son, I use guitar strings.” - Merle Travis
Hybrid Slinky’s 10-52.
I use Elixir Nanoweb 10-46. Not tried these strings before, used Ernie Ball for years.
They have a microthin coating and claim to stay fresher for longer. - So far they've lived up to that claim!
Elixir polyweb .09's
D’Addario Half Rounds 10
I used Ernie Ball Slinky's for many years but about 5 years ago I had heard a lot about coated strings and it peaked my curiosity. I tried a set of Elixir Nanoweb coated lights 10-46 and I was sold. These are more expensive but they last about 3 times as long as un-coated strings. I try to find the buy 2 get one free bonus packs to save a little money. These are the only strings I use on all my electric guitars.
+1 Addario 9/42
Clavan from the Netherlands