String choice for your strat?

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  1. Stratobastard

    Stratobastard Strat-Talker

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    I have been using the DR Strings Pure Blues nickel round core strings 11-50 lately, I like the feel and sound of them.

    What do you use and what do you like the most about them?
     
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  2. soulman969

    soulman969 Most Honored Senior Member

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    Usually D'Addario or Curt Mangan .095-.44 hex core. I use the same gauge on all of my guitars but with some I do use round core versions.
     
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  3. budglo

    budglo Strat-O-Master

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    I like Fender Original Bullets in 10 ga. Not as bright as Super Bullets , warmer sounding imo and I like the bullet ends in Strats.
     
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    Ronkirn Most Honored Senior Member

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    I'd say use Electric Guitar strings.. preferably a set you like...
     
  5. FrieAsABird

    FrieAsABird Senior Stratmaster

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    DAddario 9-42 for me
     
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    Stubie78 Strat-O-Master

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    Hybrid Slinky's 9-46.
     
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    Lucius Paisley Strat-Talker

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    I use a strap.
     
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    Caddy Strat-O-Master

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    Fender Pure Vintage 10’s on both my Strats and Teles.
     
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    ido1957 Senior Stratmaster

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    AxemanVR I appreciate, therefore I am... Silver Member

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    Mostly D’Addario 10-46 EXL110 sets...


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  11. Mac92

    Mac92 New Member!

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    Fender pure nickel 10s believe they're 150R. Changed from DR pure blues earlier this year.
     
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    White Dog Strat-O-Master

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    Yep; Fender Pure Nickel for me. 10's & 11's
    Why? Because nothing else compares in my ears.
     
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    I was on the D'Addario XL 11-49's but have since gone back to XL 10-46... I just like them more... they're perfect for how I like my Strats to play.. and I like the tone and longevity of the XL's over any other string...
    If these aren't available and I need s aset in a pinch I'll go EB regular slinkys (my strings of choice before going D'Addario) but the D'Addario string are my faves...
     
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    For my Charvel Strat 9-42 I use either NYXL or Elixer Optiweb
    But that’s always user preference
     
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    Elixir 10-46, with a 9.5 and 16 subbed in for the 10 and 17. According to the charts, it's more balanced for tension, and easier to bend 6ths.
     
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    Handsome McClane Senior Stratmaster

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    .09s on all my electrics. Slinkys, D'Addarios, Boomers - whatever's cheapest for multiple sets.
     
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    Wayne Adams Strat-O-Master

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    NYXL .009-.042
     
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    Nylon, I can turn my amp to 11 to practice and not annoy the neighbours.
     
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    D’Addario 10’s for me, though I was discussing with my guitar teacher about going to 9’s. Really trying to get more lightness into my playing.
     
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  20. Wrighty

    Wrighty Dr. Stratster

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    You put ‘em in your ears?