What string size are you useing ?

Discussion in 'Technical Side of Things' started by rob batz, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. moosie

    moosie Electromatic

    16
    Jun 17, 2014
    Connecticut
    D'Addario EXL-110 10-46 on everything. Works for me.
     
    pmac11 likes this.
  2. jamsk

    jamsk Newbie

    3
    Mar 3, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    NYXL 11s on all my Gretsches.
     
  3. G DynaTron

    G DynaTron Synchromatic

    836
    Dec 7, 2015
    France
    Elixir Nanoweb 11-49
     
  4. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Age:
    55
    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Using these again (46-36-26), with Pyramid plain strings (17-13-10):

    [​IMG] upload_2020-2-5_14-53-54.jpeg
     
    rob batz likes this.
  5. NervousJohn

    NervousJohn Electromatic

    60
    May 8, 2017
    U.K.
    Whatever works for you.

    For me that’s D’Addario 11s with a plain G. On my Ric it’s Ric 12 string 10s with a wound G and my acoustic is Martin 12s to get the top moving.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2020
  6. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    For me :

    10-52 standard sets on 24"3/4 and 25"1/2
    11-54 standard sets with plain G on 24"
    12-54 Cleartone phosphor-bronze on my G400 (25"1/2)

    A+!
     
    pmac11 likes this.
  7. Smokie70

    Smokie70 Electromatic

    6
    Oct 18, 2017
    Vegas
    I used 10s when I was younger but at my age (73) I have switched to D'adario half rounds 9-42. Hard to find in stores so I order mine from Musicians Friend. Try a set and you'll never play anything else!
     
  8. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Just changed my mind, yesterday, regarding strings on my strat. I went back to 10-46’s. Mucho better high E response.
     
  9. Butch Ammon

    Butch Ammon Gretschie

    Age:
    58
    326
    Jan 3, 2016
    Richmond, VA
    Fender Stratocaster
    1st choice: D'Addario EXL110 (10-46)
    2nd choice: Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys (10-46)

    Gretsch 5122
    1st choice: D'Addario EXL115 (11-49)
    2nd choice: Ernie Ball Power Slinkys (11-48)
     
  10. Sweetwater

    Sweetwater Electromatic

    4
    Dec 14, 2012
    Green River, Wyoming
    Guitar Center set my Double Annie/Bigsby up for me and when I picked it up, no one knew what size the strings were. I found them to be really nice for bending and easy to play, but impossible to keep the E, B, & G strings in tune. Today, playing in ensemble at church, the strings were really weird and I found myself bending the strings to bring the note to pitch. I had two sets of D'addario XL Chromes in my case. 11/50's and 12/52's - I put the 11/50's on and right off I could feel they were stiffer, but the sound was "true" - I'll play these awhile and then try the 12/52's but they may be too much. may back it up and go 11/47 or so. I do like the flat wound strings and a wound G (3rd).
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice