Which strings?

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by DenisFC, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. DenisFC

    DenisFC TDPRI Member

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    hi,

    I wonder what strings you put on your tele? im looking for someting else than d’addario and Ernie balls.

    So far i tried d’addario, ernie ball, blu steel(all regular size, but not on my tele,still stock strings on it)

    Thank you for your suggestion
     
  2. brookdalebill

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    Have you D’Addarrio NYXL’s?
    They last longer, and have a different feel, though they are not coated.
     
  3. DenisFC

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    No never tried thoses, ill look into that
     
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    fender4life Friend of Leo's

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    Whats the difference between those and regular XL's as far as tone and feel if any?
     
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    Pyramids are pretty cool strings. I usually use daddario xl 10-46, which are perfect for me, but when I want to change things up and feel a little upscale I'll use the pyramids. Great tone and feel. I don't feel that they justify the higher cost to use on a regular basis compared to the xl's but now and then is fun and I'd recommend. pyramid-maximum-performance-pure-nickel-hand-wound-electric-guitar-strings-d502-light-10-46-6.jpg
     
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    I've done a lot of experimenting and I think ernie ball's are the best, at least for me- but Stringjoys are pretty interesting. Maybe take a look at those? It's hard to give suggestions without knowing your playing style and genre and things like that. Good luck!
     
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    I like DR Pure Blues and the GHS nickel rockers, they are a bit darker in sound though.
     
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    After experimenting with different sets I've settled on Elixirs on all my guitars. They're a bit more expensive, but on the other hand they last so long that my string costs have gone way down.
     
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    I play Country (Hag, Lefty, Cash, Hank Sr, etc). It took me many years of this and that, and finally found what works excellent for me. Gibson Brite Wires 10-46. They're consistent, sound great and they last at least two gigs for me. Been using these on all my Teles for over 10 years now.
     
  11. DenisFC

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    I play mainly fingerpicking, clean no effects. For the genre, i dont know how to describe it.
     
  12. Sollophonic

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    Sorry but Ernie Ball Power Slinkys work for me on all my guitars.

    I sometimes have a look out and try others, and I quickly come back to them.

    I haven't found a set of strings that will last and sound like them.

    They cope with the sweaty gigs I do and my heavy handed rhythm playing.
     
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  13. DenisFC

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    i think the same thing about slinky, but regular ones. Maybe ill simply go back to them, but i want to experiment a bit.
     
  14. Ira7

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    Once you find a set you’re happy with, it doesn’t pay to experiment much with others. You’ll drive yourself crazy, not to mention how screwing around with different gauges and brands screws around with your nut cut and intonation.

    I use D’Addarios Light Top, Heavy Bottom, 10-52, on my main player and two others.

    Is there a better solution out there for my situation? Probably, but who cares.
     
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    Man DR pure blues used to be MY string but I had multiple bad sets with strings that would split apart just taking em out of the pack, or would break too easily. Had to switch, unfortunately.
     
  16. DenisFC

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    By the way, someone know which gauge there’s on a squier telecaster standard?

    Edit: its 9-42... a big difference with the slinky regular set.
     
  17. Foxguy

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    I use Pyramids (Jimi's)
    [​IMG]
     
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    Another vote for Pyramid (Nickel Classics 10-46) but truth be told....I'm not THAT particular. Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys will always do, as will nearly every other brand.....as long as gauges are right.
     
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    Are those the ones with a .038 for a low "E"? Just too small for me.....but the brand is good!
     
  20. DenisFC

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    I think i will stay with the ernie ball, but which gauge... regular or super?
     
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