I used 10's on my SE Santana (which I no longer have). SIDESTORY: I recently had a full checkup on the strat - which it desparately needed due to my gross negligence and general ignorance - which included a good cleaning and setup. When the Strat debuted in 1954, players weren't sure what to make of it. I've been using Ernie Ball's Regular Slinkys (0.10-0.46) for a year, but ir order to achieve Joe's tone and definition specially in soloing I'm thinking about using 0.11 and wrap them around the bridge. hi everybody from Spain!!!! I’m going to assume that you’re a beginner looking for tips on which strings to buy. In my opinion, 9, 12, 15 is vastly better than 9, 11, 16. I played 10's exclusively early on and then a couple of guitars I bought had 9's and I liked them so I switched. Want to switch from 9's to 10's on my Strat. The Fender Stratocaster is one of the most iconic guitars around. bass notes, but the strings get too floppy beyond this (although thicker strings do help). Remember you will have to change intonation though if you change string size. View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Registered User Newbie. The 0.011's are heavier than the 0.010's and if you really attack the strings and break the 0.010's try the 0.011's or maybe even the 0.012's. Posted by. I perfer 9's for the bending, but I like to go Eb a lot, which isn't exactly good for 9's. Hi, Six months ago, I change the strings of my old cheap Cort guitar with Ernie Ball Slinky Cobalt 10-46. They require more strength to bend, but are better in every other way, in my opinion. I'm thinking about changing my strings gauge on my Les Paul. Play whatever feels better. Most electric guitar strings have hexagonal cores, but players attest that … Lighter strings vs. heavy strings is subjective in sound quality. This example demonstrates how to use the Chars[] property to access the character at the specified location in a string.. I have a Fender stratocaster and i think it has 9s on i right now, and im planning on putting new strings on it for a performance in about 2 weeks. But 10's are definitely the answer for me at this time. 8s vs 12s Electric Guitar String Challenge!! [DISCUSSION] String gauge on a Strat, 10 vs 9. User Info Menu. DR Strings Tite-Fit LT-9 - Don't let the plain packaging fool you, because these are great for Strats. The adjustments may be minor, but so is the additional tension you're putting on the neck. Experts differ in their opinions about which fret is best to measure string height from, with most saying that … This package includes three sets of strings at a very affordable price, considering the quality that comes with the product. I think 10-52 feels uneven....you go from thin plain strings to huge wound strings. any extraneous pressure at all, and these strings will sharpen instantly. From the budget Squier Strat range upwards, there are a lot of options vying for your cash. Both the Telecaster and the Stratocaster can sound great with DR’s Pure Blues strings. Could you put 11 gauge strings on an electric guitar. A guitar’s action is defined principally in terms of the height at which the strings sit above a given fret. 08-07-2012, 09:24 AM #9. spacecowboy. Close. Sometimes it is useful to have data about the characters in your string and the positions of those characters within your string. I'm currently using NYXL 10-46 on my CE-24 now. Also last a bit longer. Fender engineers sought to remedy this situation in the early 1970s by designing a new string … any help would be appreciated, thanks I can get a compromise with an in-between (not hybrid) set that uses a .0095 1st string, the GHS Santana set is the one I tried. 42 refers to the diameter in thousandths of an inch, so a 10 gauge string is 10/1000 or 1/100 inches in diameter. Vastly better than 9, 11, 16 all use Eb tuning so i have been different! 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