String suggestions?

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by teejay, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Only if you like em!
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  2. BrianW

    BrianW Country Gent

    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    I found that the T-I's outlast anything else in my experience. By quite a bit. Fortunately for me, I also like the sound. Both flat and round wound depending on the guitar and desired "output".
  3. somebodyelseuk

    somebodyelseuk Country Gent

    Jan 22, 2013
    Birmingham, UK
    As it happens, they fit what I use, anyway, but I reckon Elixirs would work well on there.
  4. Joey L

    Joey L Synchromatic

    Jun 24, 2016
    White Plains, NY
    Definitely worth it..they seem to last forever. They are extremely well balanced and feel like 10s under my hands. The tone is great, crisp and full. I also use these strings on my Heritage H555, which is basically a 335 with a center block.
    I just ordered two sets from Strings and Beyond about an hour ago....who is running a sale. They cost me $18.69 a set. I bought two sets which are over $35 and qualify for free shipping.
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  5. Axis39

    Axis39 Country Gent

    Jun 2, 2008
    Beaumont, CA
    Yes, I also have found the T-I's to last an exceptionally long time. In fact, if I do a cost benefit analysis, the T-I's break down to being cheaper than $5/pack strings. I've had sets last me a year and a half on guitars that are seeing semi-regular gigging time (twice a month) plus considerable practice time (2 hours a day, at least).

    Regular, round wound, nickel strings last me a month, maybe a month and a half at best in the same situation.

    So, if we go with the high end, 1.5 months for $5/pack, that's 8 packs a year, or 40 bucks. One pack of T-I's is $25. I win.... At fuzzy math, at least!
  6. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    - 10-52 "LT Top Hvy Btm" on all my electrics from 24.6" to 25"1/2 - Electromatics included.
    - 11-54 "Beefy Slinky" with plain G on short scale ones 24", but in standard tuning.

    Note : for tremolo use, I solder the braid lower attachment, and clamp-mount at the tuner side.

    Here are the models - nothing exotic or costy, by the way :


    But it's me, OK ? :D

  7. budglo

    budglo Electromatic

    Feb 26, 2019
    5420 here. I’m using Daddarios nyxl 11s. Nice balance imo.
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  8. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    I use D'addario NYXL 10's on my Gretsch. They do well with the Bigsby and
    I still get plenty of bend with these.
    all my other guitars have 9's. Screenshot_20190418-223006_Chrome.jpg
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  9. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    I think material makes a much bigger difference than gauges. I‘m playin‘ D‘addarios 10-46 nickel wounds most of my life on any guitar and couldn‘t be happier. They sound great and are easy to play. I change my strings frequently so I don‘t care how long they‘ll last.
    Ernie Balls are nice too, got them on my Thinline just because the D‘addarios were sold out at my local guitar shop ;)
  10. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Synchromatic

    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    A few years ago I read an interview with Poison Ivy of the Cramps, she said she used d’addario 11-5o so I switched to those and never looked back.
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