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What Strings Do You Use On Your Strat?

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rparker
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Also, what guage?

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TwistedLefty
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Fender bullets 9s and 10s

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Bish
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Factory so far. :oops:

10's I believe.

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gnease
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Usually EB 10s or 11s

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Dean Markley Blue Steel... .10's


   
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GHS Boomers 10's

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I don't have true strat, but I currently have GHS Eric Johnson pure nickel 10-50s on my strat-bodied '51. They are warmer and not as bright as the typical nickel-wrapped steel. The wound strings are slightly flattened, so they feel great and there's almost no squeak. Also I like the beefier bottom strings.

Previously I used Ernie Ball Skinny-Top Fat-Bottom (10-52) and liked those too.

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SteveS
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GHS Boomers - 10's

Occasionally try something else but so far I've always gone back to the boomers.


   
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Moai
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10's on my cheapo copy. i use 10's on everything, but I think that I'll go back to 9's on the Tele.

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Elixir - 11's

Maybe switching to 12's (Elixir)


   
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i also have the strat-shaped Squier 51, and I use D'Addarios, .11s

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Vic Lewis VL
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Squier Strat, action slightly raised, currently in open G....

D'addario's, 11's.

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rparker
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So, most of you guys use 10's or higher. Interesting. I might have to gve 'em a try.

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I carefully listened to all the wise advice here in deciding on my purchase of a Fender Highway Strat and on the advice of Twistedfingers and others I immediately changed the factory 9s to Fender Bullet Ten's. After starting with my Blueridge acoustic I've gotten used to the thicker strings and when I got the Strat home those 9s felt like razor blades. I watched very carefully as the musician/luthier/music store employee did the changing too. Hope I can always find qualified people to do that stuff for me. :)

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slothrob
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Strings larger than 10's on a long scale guitar, like a Strat or a Tele are going to be pretty high tension. Make sure your fingers are up to the strain or you really could hurt yourself.
I wouldn't recommend them if you're in the process of learning bends or you'll have a lot of trouble bending up to the note you're trying to hit with any reliability.


   
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