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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

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    D'addario 10's. Bought 2 3-packs. 20 free picks. Woohoo.
     
  2. Hugh

    Hugh Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    .... tuned a half step down
     
  3. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Senior Stratmaster

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    Ernie Ball brand - Rock 'N Roll - 9's.
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  5. tonenut

    tonenut Senior Stratmaster

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    I have different guitars for GHS 11's and D'addario's 10's.
     
  6. Gstrat

    Gstrat Strat-Talker

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    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.
     
  7. nottatexan

    nottatexan Strat-Talker

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    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.
     
  8. MrMilezz

    MrMilezz Strat-Talker

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    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.
     
  9. srvwannab

    srvwannab Senior Stratmaster

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    Best is whatever works for you, but I'm using these in Eb and like them...
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  10. ledet

    ledet Strat-O-Master

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    Ernie Ball, GHS, D'addario. Pretty much the same quality.
     
  11. midwestfisherma

    midwestfisherma Strat-O-Master

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    +1.......
     
  12. JMGreenwood

    JMGreenwood Strat-Talk Member

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    This exactly, all my other guitars have ernie ball 11s on, strat has 3150L because they feel so good and smooth!
     
  13. Strat Addict

    Strat Addict Strat-Talk Member

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    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.

    .0095-.044
     
  14. frankjc

    frankjc Strat-Talker

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    GHS Boomers here.
     
  15. softwarejanitor

    softwarejanitor Most Honored Senior Member

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    Ernie Ball Regular Slinky .10's...
     
  16. Lundberg

    Lundberg Strat-Talk Member

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    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.
     
  17. TrevorMarshall

    TrevorMarshall Strat-O-Master

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    Rotosound 9s. I love the free high e string.
     
  18. hernameisRachel

    hernameisRachel Strat-Talker

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    Same here.
     
  19. Hugh

    Hugh Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Darco are fine. I used their phosphor bronze acoustic sets for years.
     
  20. glen

    glen Strat-Talker

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    DR Pure Blues 12-50
     
  21. Frogger

    Frogger Strat-Talker

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    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.
     

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