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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by marshallb461, Dec 2, 2017.
Bullets, huh? What do you like about them?
What gauges are you using?
Why not use 11's for standard? Look at Dick Dale. In the early 60's he claims he used 16-58's. He's an old old man now, and he has gone lighter, he uses 13's now.
Hahaha... yes. I was a UPS guy at the time and playing three to six nights per month at a couple of local dives. Purely half-a$$ amateur I assure you.
There is nothing I don’t like about them.
010.5 -050: 010.5, 013, 016 DY30 DY40 DY50
I like the Gilmour 10.5s but find the 17 Gauge G string a little too heavy for my bending (lack of) technique and it also seems to jump out a bit much with the vintage stagger of my pickups. So I swap that out for a 16 Gauge G string and the overall feel of the string tension is perfect for me and the G doesn't seem to jump out at me as much though that may just be me.
I used the EB Beefy Slinky set forever....
Then in 2014, I broke my left wrist and three fingers and ever since then I’ve been on 009-012-015-024-030-042
I’ve always kept my action as low as possible.
9-42 Super Slinkys. As long as they make them I'll keep using them, unless that new coated string they have out is a hit.
I'm a long time user of Super Slinkys too. Been trying other strings lately, but just keep going back - just feel right. I don't hear appreciable difference between those and anything heavier. Yes there is a difference but not enough to bother me.
D'Addarios XL 110
10 - 46 D'Addario all the way for me.
45 - 105 DR Black Beauties, they (almost) last forever
9-42 mostly , on les paul 10-46 half step down.
10-52, standard tuning.
No Love for Elixir?! I use 10-46 on one Strat, and 9-46 on the rest. 10-46 on my LPs.
I played Diaddario, for 10 years and Ernie Balls before those for many years before making the permanent switch a year or so ago...and will never switch back.
Bought a Strat on craigslist that had them on it, having never played them before, I noticed after a couple of days there was something different about the strings so I inquired from the seller and Elixer Nanowebs was the answer.
Now when I pick up a guitar I haven't played in awhile there is no longing to change the strings. They are just phenomenal IMHO. And they are NOT slick.
The higher tension helped with the tremolo picking.
I have a set of GHS Gilmour’s cos well, if they’re good enough for David......
And Ernie Ball kindly sent me a set of they’re new ‘unbreakable’ paradigm sets to try, feel good, but flipping expensive
I recently purchased Stringjoy 10.5's for my Mexican.