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Discussion in 'Technical Side of Things' started by rob batz, Jan 27, 2020.
D'Addario EXL-110 10-46 on everything. Works for me.
NYXL 11s on all my Gretsches.
Elixir Nanoweb 11-49
Using these again (46-36-26), with Pyramid plain strings (17-13-10):
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.
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)
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!
Just changed my mind, yesterday, regarding strings on my strat. I went back to 10-46’s. Mucho better high E response.
1st choice: D'Addario EXL110 (10-46)
2nd choice: Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys (10-46)
1st choice: D'Addario EXL115 (11-49)
2nd choice: Ernie Ball Power Slinkys (11-48)
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).