String choice for your strat?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Stratobastard, Dec 4, 2021.

  1. Dreamdancer

    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    If there are D'Addarios(9s or 10s) in the store i get those....if not anything else ll do.
     
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  2. Stratobastard

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    That was not the question Johnny
     
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  3. Stratobastard

    Stratobastard Strat-Talker

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    Nobody asked about your sex life o_O
     
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  4. SalvorHardin

    SalvorHardin Strat-O-Master

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    Sounds painful.
     
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  5. WallyB

    WallyB Strat-Talker

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    I use DR tight fit 10s
     
  6. HighwayStar106

    HighwayStar106 Senior Stratmaster

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  7. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Member

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    D'Addario 9-42 half-rounds, because they sound like round wounds but feel like flat wounds and don't squeak.
     
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  8. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Stratosaurus Magnificus Platinum Supporting Member

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  9. PeteGeordie

    PeteGeordie Strat-Talker

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    Rotosound yellows
     
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  10. Wrighty

    Wrighty Dr. Stratster

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    Enough about your underwear
     
  11. WallyB

    WallyB Strat-Talker

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    Lol!
     
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  12. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    I use D'Addario EXL-110 (10-46).

    Because they are reasonably priced, sound good, last a decent amount of time, and are very consistent in intonation, and quality from set to set. I've been using them for over 30 years, and don't remember ever getting a bad set.

    I tried a set of NYXL's once (3x the price) because they were supposed to be the latest/greatest, and could not tell any difference.
     
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  13. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    EB Super Slinky 9-42

    I use them on all of my guitars
     
  14. Muddy BBQ

    Muddy BBQ Strat-Talk Member

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    D'Addario 10s or 11s. I tried a few others but I always go back.
     
  15. Red Bread

    Red Bread Strat-Talker

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    Switched to Voodoo child custom 38-10’s years ago
    Best set i found for me in 32yrs B88AF149-6E80-4EAC-80FE-5B437C1CD8DA.jpeg
     
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  16. SlyStrat

    SlyStrat Strat-O-Master

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    Tried many strings and prefer Fender pure nickel 150's.
    Great tone and easy to bend.
    I just went from 9's to 10's. HUGE improvement in tone.
     
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  17. CB91710

    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Used to run 9s on Fenders and 10s on Gibson.
    Ended up settling on DR Pure Blues 9-46 for everything and love them.
     
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  18. Stratafied

    Stratafied Dr. Stratster

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    Ernie Ball slinky , good enough for Clapton, good enough for a scrub like me.
     
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  19. Kim Gunnarsson

    Kim Gunnarsson Strat-Talk Member

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    Mostly 9-46 but i do experiment with it. Becaus i think the bass strings feels to flimsy when tuned down to eb.
     
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  20. Riffmaster227

    Riffmaster227 Strat-Talk Member

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    Ernie Ball 10-52

    slinky for solos beef for drop
    D and extra punch
     
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