What kind of string do you use?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by ArlenBucy, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Diamond Jim

    Diamond Jim Strat-O-Master

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    Usually Ernie Ball .10's but last time I bought 9's.
     
  2. Fenderon

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    DR Pure Blues 10s are my favorite.
     
  3. Brad Pittiful

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    D'addario .08s
     
  4. gitlvr

    gitlvr Strat-O-Master

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    Ernie Ball super slinky(.009-.042) on my electrics for 20+ years. Best strings I've ever used on an electric, IMHO. They last a long time and I can count the number of broken strings in 20+ years on the fingers of one hand. For acoustic D'Addario Bluegrass med/lights(.012-.056).
     
  5. Monkeyfied

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    Ernie Ball super slinky cause they come in a nice pink packet! jk
     
  6. GuitarCrazy

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    I use D'addario 10's .
     
  7. Alexandre

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    US Std Tele : .10 Thomastick Infeld 's Powebright (amazing strings! very bright)
    US Std Strat : .10 Elixirs (hated them at first but they are really growing on me...)
    US dlx Strat : .10 Blue Steels (really do not like them, find them too stiff)
    Godin LG : .10 Nickel Rockers (GHS I believe... ok but not my favorites)
    Ibanez AF105 : .11 Thomastick Infeld 's Flatwound (great strings for jazz)

    It looks like I'm still search for the best strings since I just noticed that I have different strings on all my electric guitars!
     
  8. K-Line

    K-Line Strat-Talker Vendor Member

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    Yes, I agree. I also use Curt Mangan strings. They are nice asw well.
     
  9. Jefro

    Jefro Senior Stratmaster

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    Guess I'm the only one who uses the Fender Original 150's... and I play with .10/.46
     
  10. orcslayer

    orcslayer Senior Stratmaster

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    D'addario 10-46's for me & D'addario 11 - 50's on a short scale start I have
     
  11. kdda191

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    Ernie Ball 11's
     
  12. DimesProdigy

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    I use Ernie Ball regular slinkys and I like them, but then again I haven't tried out a whole lot of different strings. Probbly try something new next set, its about time to change them again.
     
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    Ditto.
     
  14. PeteG45

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    I use D'Addario 10-46's on my electrics and Elixer Nanoweb Lights (12's) on my acoustic. I've tried other strings on my electrics but I keep coming back to the same D'Addarios.
     
  15. telefunk

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    I use D'Addario 10-46. They're a benchmark string for me that I compare the other brands to.
     
  16. 07 road house

    07 road house Senior Stratmaster

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    I have tried many kinds and it comes down to this. I like DR pure blues. .09s or 10s. I also like dean markley blue steel .09s or .10s
    I also like bullets but not as much as the others
     
  17. xen_

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    I'm in! I use D'Addario 11s more than any other string. Either the plain EXL115 (11-49), or the EXL115W (ie. with the wound 3rd). I really tergiversate on the subject of the wound third.

    At the moment I've got GHS Boomers 11-50, on my Washburn J6 jazzbox, which was wearing D'Addario 12-52 (Jazz Light they call them, actually I went up to the Jazz Mediums 13-56 on that guitar once, but that was just pure masochism!), and my Maton electric, which had D'Addario 11s. The GHS 11s are a pretty decent string too.

    The Squier Affinity Strat I bought just recently (the day I joined here), has been upgraded to D'Addario 11s as well.
     
  18. stevehuff69

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    Ernie ball super slinky on my strat and also used them on other guitars. LOVE them, though while changing strings today the high E string broke on me (new one) while stringing it up. Anyway, I love the EB Super Slinkys.
     
  19. timegoesback

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    I have D'Addario .09s (EXL125) on at the moment, but I think I'm going to go back to .10s

    I can't really tell the difference between strings (yet), I use D'Addario cause they're the cheapest I can find :p
     
  20. aznrambo481

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    D'addario '10's... which seem rather popular. Consistently decent and cheap.