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 Talker

    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
    United States
    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!