What kind of strings do you use?

Discussion in 'Squier Telecasters' started by elfnub, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    Daddario does make Fender strings. An email I got from a Fender rep said "the colored ball ends should be a clue as to who makes our strings".
  2. BuddyLee

    BuddyLee Squier-Nut

    Aug 30, 2019
    Liberty SC
    Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XZV9R0/?tag=squiertalk-20

    If you got Prime you can get 12 sets for $42.
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  3. What kind of strings do you use?

    D'Addario EXL 125


    Cheers, Barrie.
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  4. Matt Shevell

    Matt Shevell Squier-Nut

    Feb 5, 2018
    New York
    When I was a kid I liked Dean Markley the best
    Now I buy what’s on sale.
    .010’s for “regular” guitars, .009’s for a “ heavy metal “ guitar

    I just put a set of Fender .010’s on a partscaster, very nice sound and snap
  5. seua

    seua Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2014
    Dunlop, rev willy, 8.38, just fine ;)
  6. Sunfist

    Sunfist New Member

    Nov 6, 2019
    Everett, wa
    I guess I have to be the odd-ball here . I use DR Pure Blues Strings. I usually use either .10's or .11's
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  7. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

    Sep 2, 2015
    So did I. I used only Dean Markley Custom Light strings for a long, long time.
    I would like to do that, because I'm a cheap bastid, but I've found that different string brands, even if they're the same gauge, can require different intonation settings and...

    I'm a lazy bastid, too -- even lazier than I am cheap, I suppose. I stick with one brand (D'Addario EXL110) so I don't have to adjust my bridge saddles. :)
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  8. BuddyLee

    BuddyLee Squier-Nut

    Aug 30, 2019
    Liberty SC
    I have a set on one of my Teles now. I like them. I just like the Ernie Ball Classic Rock & Roll equally and they are a bit cheaper. Both are nickel wound.

    I first tried DR strings on my Mossman acoustic and I liked them.
  9. so1om

    so1om Squier-Axpert

    Feb 10, 2010
    Super Slinkies -9's on everything since 1977. I've tried other brands here and there, but I always come back to Slinkies for the consistency. This is for all my guitars.. Kramer, Gibson, Gretsch, Fender, Squier, Harmony....
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  10. TimTheViking

    TimTheViking Squier-holic

    EB Super Slinkys. I have baby fingers. Even liked the 9's on my Epi LP Standard.
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  11. Biddlin

    Biddlin Squier-Meister

    Apr 15, 2019
    SACRAMENTO. Ca usas
    I use these on my Gibsons and Epis. I switched from Ernie Ball after having several high E strings unwind at the ball end. While they are more expensive, they sound better longer. I get twice the useful life out ot the NYXLs compared to EBs. I'm still using Rev Willy's No. 7s on my Fenders.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2019
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  12. Best1989

    Best1989 Squier-Nut

    Apr 25, 2019
    I have always used 10's, but I think I'll be getting some 9's in next weeks to experience the bending difference.
  13. gearobsessed

    gearobsessed Squier-holic

    Aug 21, 2013
    new zealand
    +1 these are the best strings I've found, and I've tried all the strings suggested here. I won't say they're the best for everyone, because taste is subjective but these are definitely my preference. I haven't seen if they make good acoustic strings though, do you know? Still using elixirs on my acoustic.
    I use 10's instead of 9's though.
  14. chefjeff

    chefjeff Squier Talker

    Sep 4, 2019

    Only strings I use any more. Far less breakage and bright sounding.
  15. tuner sandwich

    tuner sandwich Squier Talker

    Jul 27, 2019
    SC, US
    Whatever my LGS has. Usually D'Addario or Ernie's.

    I like to at least support my local shop with string purchases. And they have a rewards program. A wooden nickel with each pack of strings. (The shop is called Woody's) Each wooden nickel is worth a dollar.

    I could save a few bucks online, but they let me play on my lunch break, so, I buy strings.
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  16. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Squier-Nut

    Ernie Ball Power Slinky 11s or D'Addario 11-52 for me.
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  17. Hugh

    Hugh Squier-Nut

    Dec 15, 2009
    I'm not too picky. As long as they're pure nickel on a round core with a 3rd wound I'm good.
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  18. Rey08

    Rey08 Squier-Meister

    Nov 18, 2017
    I like these Blue Steel strings. Because they are cryogenic activated, and I can really tell a difference. Well not really, but I like things that are blue. Well the strings aren't blue, but the packaging is. And one time they came with a cool sticker. They sound good on my guitar.

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  19. mumbo719

    mumbo719 Squier Talker

    Mar 4, 2017
    Tampa Bay
  20. Davey

    Davey Squier-holic

    Mar 31, 2015
    Monroe WA
    Been using D'Addario for decades but just switched to EB, good enough for Page :) I will admit I switched to save a few bucks. I buy all my gauges in 10 packs so it does add up.
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