What set of strings on your STRAT!?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Ferpie, Jun 30, 2021.

  1. dbolt

    dbolt Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

    Age:
    69
    Messages:
    1,331
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2014
    Location:
    NC
    GHS Boomers. 10s on Eb and 9s on E.
     
  2. hrstrat57

    hrstrat57 Strat-Talk Member

    Messages:
    76
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2016
    Location:
    RI
    Bullet 10's prefer nickel but hard to get at the moment. On some strats I'll try to sneak a 16 in place of the 17. Hardtails I use slinky 10's
     
  3. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast

    Age:
    60
    Messages:
    24,987
    Joined:
    May 26, 2013
    Location:
    West Seattle, Washington
    Actually not sure, have not replaced what came with it yet, and not sure what these are.
     
    Ferpie likes this.
  4. Otisblove

    Otisblove Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Age:
    46
    Messages:
    1,668
    Joined:
    May 20, 2016
    Location:
    Chicago
    I've been an Ernie Ball fan forever. (It's a dream of mine to have my name on the pack) Right now I've got 10 sets of Super Slinkys (9-42), 3 sets of Hybrid Slinkys (9-46), 2 sets of Regular Slinkys (10-46), 2 sets of Extra Slinkys (8-38), one set of Classic Rock n Roll Regular Slinkys (10-46) and 1 set of Ultra Slinkys (10-48).

    I like the Super Slinky 9-42's on Strats, but any will do in a pinch.
     
    circles and Ferpie like this.
  5. stratobiker

    stratobiker Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,276
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2011
    Location:
    France
    9-42 Fender pure nickel here….
     
  6. rossmon

    rossmon Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    72
    Messages:
    46
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2018
    Location:
    northern cali
    I recently did this switch using ernie balls product and really like the lighter strings on my strat. I also added 2 oem Fender springs to make five and like that too! Much easier to tune now without the springs stretching in response to tightening the strings!
     
    Ferpie likes this.
  7. Gevalt

    Gevalt Strat-O-Master

    Messages:
    561
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Location:
    An egg
    Gibson Vintage Reissue
    9-42, pure nickel wrap
     
  8. metrokosmiko

    metrokosmiko Strat-Talker

    Age:
    32
    Messages:
    134
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2020
    Location:
    Lima, Perú
    11's on Strat tuned to Eb, currently.
    I like 10s or 9.5 when I play Standard.
    About to try 10.5 tuned to Eb because it's what I got left.

    Like 10 for shorter scale, but have only a Strat now.

    I use Webstrings. They're good.
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2021
  9. Stevn

    Stevn Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    67
    Messages:
    1,831
    Joined:
    May 31, 2017
    Location:
    Oxnard, CA
    I use super slinky cobalt 10’s or 9’s if I have them.
     
  10. Clickitysplit

    Clickitysplit Strat-Talker

    Age:
    58
    Messages:
    281
    Joined:
    May 25, 2021
    Location:
    Temecula, CA
    668C955C-4901-4034-BF66-3140038D7F1A.jpeg

    Unearthed a set of these in the string box...pre-internet:
    C956C6CF-C742-45CE-B17D-E317EBD6B554.jpeg
     
  11. DaMasta

    DaMasta Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    57
    Messages:
    89
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2019
    Location:
    California, USA
    I got a set of 10's on mine.
     
  12. ibdrkn1

    ibdrkn1 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    45
    Messages:
    1,268
    Joined:
    May 14, 2019
    Location:
    Ontario
    I've been using Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinkys (9-46) for a couple years. I went to them after injuring my hand and struggling with the 10-46 a little.

    Though my hand is better now I just really really like them.

    I tried the E.B. 9.5-46 and didn't like them at all.
     
    Ferpie likes this.
  13. dudafun

    dudafun Strat-Talk Member

    Messages:
    97
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2011
    Location:
    Gravois Mills , MO
    There is a difference and if you've never tried 'em check out Stringjoy.com where you can have a "custom gauges" set made to your liking. I play hard on these Nashville made strings and they last. Still bright after 16 hours of gigs. I have a Strat with a 9.5 1st string...then 11, 16, 26, 38, 48.
    Guitar players make these strings and the quality is just the best. The person putting the set together for you actually signs the box the strings come in. Twang !!
     
    Ferpie likes this.
  14. Ferpie

    Ferpie Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    32
    Messages:
    1,586
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2019
    Location:
    Montréal
    Heard about this brand for a while, i think the shipping fees were setting me back a little bit on Canadian land
     
    dudafun likes this.
  15. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Most Honored Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,542
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2017
    Location:
    Hill Valley
    My Strat still has the original strings, of course! I'm waiting until they go out of tune before I change them.

    Those strings help your guitar go down stairs, alone or in pairs.
     
    StratoMutt likes this.
  16. TheGreenHornet

    TheGreenHornet BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    Messages:
    3,869
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I tried Super Slinky 10-46. They bend easier than D'Addario 10-46.
     
  17. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

    Messages:
    7,333
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2019
    Location:
    SE Pennsylvania
    Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky 2222 0.046 0.036 0.026 0.016 0.011 0.009

    I keep a spreadsheet of string changes.
     
  18. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

    Messages:
    7,333
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2019
    Location:
    SE Pennsylvania
    [​IMG]
     
    Nadnitram and Ebidis like this.
  19. captohwow

    captohwow New Member!

    Age:
    70
    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2021
    Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
    Playing for many yrs. can't anymore. Bummer
    Discovered DR 9.5's a few yrs before I had to quit. They sound fat on a strat. Last a good while. It helps if you wipe 'em down after every gig or long practice. They aren't as stretchy as 9's but I always figured my fingers would strengthen. Either they did or the DR's are stretchier than most. I was sold on the 1st set.
     
  20. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General

    Age:
    46
    Messages:
    9,746
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Location:
    Running with Scissors
    I use 10-48 on my Silver Sky