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Best strings for american strat?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by temps, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. MelodicBends

    MelodicBends Strat-Talker

    Apr 3, 2011
    D'addario 10's. Bought 2 3-packs. 20 free picks. Woohoo.

  2. Hugh

    Hugh Needs Mo Motown Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 26, 2009
    Louisville (KY)

    .... tuned a half step down

  3. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 3, 2009
    Mobile Bay
    Ernie Ball brand - Rock 'N Roll - 9's.

  4. tonenut

    tonenut Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 27, 2011
    I have different guitars for GHS 11's and D'addario's 10's.

  5. Gstrat

    Gstrat Strat-Talker

    Nov 21, 2009
    GHS Boomers - Nickel plated steel - 10 to 38. They are brighter than plain nickel and seem to be more even feeling when playing from wrapped strings to plain steel strings.

  6. nottatexan

    nottatexan Strat-Talker

    Sep 1, 2011
    Elixir 10's. Pricey but feel/sound great for 4 times longer than any I have tried. I tried a set and haven't changed brands since. I put elixirs on both my acoustics and electrics. Which reminds me I need to pick some up tomorrow.

  7. MrMilezz

    MrMilezz Strat-Talker

    Apr 8, 2011
    D'addario 11's, cuz they are the only strings that I can find in packs of 10 here in Sweden ;) And 11's cuz they feel great and gives you a little resistance.

  8. srvwannab

    srvwannab Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 19, 2010
    Riviera Paradise
    Best is whatever works for you, but I'm using these in Eb and like them...

  9. ledet

    ledet Strat-O-Master

    Jun 5, 2009
    Hjørring, DK
    Ernie Ball, GHS, D'addario. Pretty much the same quality.

  10. midwestfisherma

    midwestfisherma Strat-O-Master

    Nov 27, 2011

  11. JMGreenwood

    JMGreenwood Strat-Talk Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    Sheffield, UK
    This exactly, all my other guitars have ernie ball 11s on, strat has 3150L because they feel so good and smooth!

  12. Strat Addict

    Strat Addict Strat-Talk Member

    May 6, 2009
    Mason, Ohio
    D'Addario EXL120+ (9.5s) My old hands can't handle 10's on a strat anymore. 9's are too light. These are a good compromise.


  13. frankjc

    frankjc Strat-Talker

    Jan 12, 2010
    GHS Boomers here.

  14. softwarejanitor

    softwarejanitor Most Honored Senior Member

    Apr 8, 2010
    Central Texas
    Ernie Ball Regular Slinky .10's...

  15. Lundberg

    Lundberg Strat-Talk Member

    Dec 30, 2011
    Anyone know something about the Martin Guitars Darco strings? Just asking because I can order them for about $3. Used to paying about $10 for strings but I can't imagine there is that much of a different in quality.

    I often think people over think it too much when it comes to string.

  16. TrevorMarshall

    TrevorMarshall Strat-O-Master

    May 13, 2011
    Phelan, CA.
    Rotosound 9s. I love the free high e string.

  17. hernameisRachel

    hernameisRachel Strat-Talker

    Jan 5, 2012
    Same here.

  18. Hugh

    Hugh Needs Mo Motown Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 26, 2009
    Louisville (KY)
    Darco are fine. I used their phosphor bronze acoustic sets for years.

  19. glen

    glen Strat-Talker

    Jan 21, 2012
    DR Pure Blues 12-50

  20. Frogger

    Frogger Strat-Talker

    May 26, 2009
    Lincoln Ne.
    D'Addario's give a slightly puncher tone and last a little longer. Ernie Ball's are slightly warmer and can tone down a trebly Strat. Fender strings do not last but the bullets work better for the trem. DR and Markley are nice quality strings that feel good.