What gauge and string brand do you all use

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by Clarky75, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Shoe size 10 ... D'Addario EXL 125 (9 - 46)
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  2. vlxerdon

    vlxerdon Squier-Nut

    Dec 31, 2014
    Coastal Georgia
    EB nines or tens depending on the guitar since forever, at least it seems that way. :)
  3. Steelcityowl

    Steelcityowl Squier-Nut

    Mar 6, 2016
    Sheffield UK
    Rotosound 10s
    Rotosound heavy bottoms for drop tunings.

    Rotosound 12s on acoustics
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  4. jimbojo

    jimbojo Squier-holic

    Jun 30, 2010
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Dean Markley Blue Steels 10 - 46 are my favorite but I will run Slinky's or Boomers on occasion
  5. seua

    seua Squier-Nut

    Mar 23, 2014
    Dunlop strings 9/46 on one strat, and 8/38 on all others...
    zebra 9/42 on acoustic
  6. Toddcaster64

    Toddcaster64 Squier-holic

    Apr 1, 2013
    Camarillo, CA
    Depends on the gauge, generally. 25.5" scale (strats and teles) I go with 9.5s, (but on the Jazzmaster, I make an exception and go with 11s). On a 24.75" scale (Gibsons etc.) I go with 10s. Short scale 24" (Jaguar), I go with 11s, but then I add strings from a set of 12s for the bottom end. Kind of like a heavier light top, heavy bottom. All strings are D'Addario, except for the Rickenbackers. For those I use the strings made by Pick of the Ricks, which emulate the strings Rickenbacker used to put on at the factory. They are ground roundwounds, 10-46.
    They also have a wound G.

    Acoustic, I like the EB Aluminum Bronze a ton. Very nice mid and treb. I tend to go light on acoustic, 11-52 and even superlight 10-50 if they have them.

    Bass, I used to go with Rotosounds Swing 66s, because they're so totally British and therefore bitchin'. And they're great - well, for their first two weeks. After that, they're ordinary at best. So forget that. I've since been using GHS Pressurewounds, which I really like. Also like Dean Markley Blue Steel nickel-plated. 45-105, even if shortscale.
  7. jamndad

    jamndad Squier-holic

    Nov 23, 2013
    Bakersfield, Ca.

    Yep. Musicians Gear 10-46's. D'addario, if and when bulk packs go on sale.
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  8. nitro

    nitro Squier-holic

    Mar 16, 2017
    ocala fl
    There, does that help? Lol. Welcome aboard man. I myself have been switching over to D’addario NYXL’s . As other have said, different guages for different types of guitars. I like them cause they are smooth to the touch . I have 10’s on my own hot rails deluxe. And couldnt be happier with’em.

    When it come to it , just relax. Buying strings is all part of it. In the end , you’ll settle on what makes you happy.
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  9. chimneysweep

    chimneysweep Squier-holic

    Jul 13, 2015
    SE Strat, B to B tuning, Dunlop heaviest 12-54
    need to finish it & post pics i know
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  10. Ibanez GSA60

    Ibanez GSA60 Squier Talker

    Jan 27, 2012
    Walnut Creek, California
    NYXL 10-46. LOVE them.
  11. Paully

    Paully Squier-holic

    May 29, 2014
    Maine USA
    11's with wound 3rd.
  12. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
    Anyone use Stringjoy? They out of Nashville and made in the USA. I haven’t just wondering if anyone has heard of em.
  13. rorygman

    rorygman Squier-Meister

    May 9, 2017
    D'Addario EXL110W Nickel Wound, Regular Light, Wound 3rd, 10-46
    Just tried them after reading an article on wound 3rd string, and liked them. :)
  14. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-holic

    Sep 13, 2017
    GHS boomers 0.10-0.46 on everything
  15. Ray Stankewitz

    Ray Stankewitz Squier-Meister

    Oct 11, 2014
    Fremont, CA
    EB Slinky 10-46 on the two SE Strats, my MIM Strat, the Matsumoku Orlando (my first guitar), the Agile 3010SE with mini-humbuckers, the Gibby Barney Kessel and the Dean Thoroughbred Deluxe.

    The daughter prefers Fender Bullets 9-42 on her Affinity Strat, the Ibanez acoustic has Martin 80/20 bronze 11-54 custom lights on it. The Ibby mandolin and my old Monkey Wards A-style mandolin both have martin 10-34 bronze on them. The Dean Boca has D'Addario lights, 9-42 (I think) and the Mitchell Concert Uke has Aquila Nylgut 7U strings. I think I put Martin strings on my Dean acoustic bass, the Sears Silvertone and my daughter's Yamaha basses have the usual D'Addario ENR72 mediums, 50-105.

    Bet ya wished you hadn't asked, eh?
  16. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable Squier-holic

    Apr 4, 2015
    Ernie Ball Slinkies. 9 - 46 for Strats and Teles, 10 - 46 for shorter scale stuff. I have the wimpy hands of a man who hasn't done manual labor in years...
  17. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

    Oct 5, 2014
    Gilbert, AZ
    I buy cheap, in packs now. D'Addario nickel rounds in 10s for 25.5 scale, anything less will get 11s, usually those balanced tension deals because the low E is a little thicker.
  18. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Feb 10, 2010
    Oh.. all my basses get Roto, Swing bass 66. The great thing about bass strings is they last forever. I have some going back to the 80s that are just starting to settle in.
  19. Clarky75

    Clarky75 Squier-Meister

    Dec 4, 2017
    Melbourne, Australia
    Funny I’ve always used Daddario or GHS, put some Ernie Ball 10s on they feel great to play and they sound great, wish I had tried them earlier, plus they are easy to find.
  20. ADLGMT8

    ADLGMT8 Squier-Meister

    Jan 6, 2018
    D'Addario 10's/11's depending on guitar - Fender scale usually 10's and Gibson's 11's. For my Archtop D'Angelico 12's Rounds or flat wounds.

    Thinking about getting a set of 13's for a my new strat that I want to use solely for slide though!