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6L6
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San Francisco, CA

Dec 1st, 2015 06:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've been using Ernie Ball Pure Nickel 10's, but I'm curious as to what others are using. I play mostly 50/60's R&R (clean with little or no overdrive) through either my 2015 PRRI or my '72 SFDR.

List the following:

* Brand/Type

* Gauge

* Main amp

* Type of music you play

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(This message was last edited by 6L6 at 01:10 AM, Dec 2nd, 2015)

Mick Reid
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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Dec 1st, 2015 06:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

OK, I'll go...
(different gauges for different Strats)

D'Addario Nickel Wound - EXL-110 (10-46)

D'Addario Nickel Wound - EXL-140 (10-52)

D'Addario Nickel Wound - EXL-116 (11-52)(slide)

Blues Rock


stratcowboy
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USA/Taos, NM

Dec 1st, 2015 06:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Two Strats, both run the same deal. Which is:

GHS Burnished Nickels

10-46

Classic rock, R&B, funk, some country, etc.

Always through Allen Amps, and a Fulltone Full-Drive 2, only.

They sound good, seem to last a good while, and because of the burnishing finish, play really sweet and easy.

Tried many brands, but these have been very satisfying for a number of years, now.

littleuch
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Florida

Stale bread and flea circuses
Dec 1st, 2015 06:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ernie Ball Power Slinky Classic R&R

11-14-18P-28-38-48

Blues, Guitar based Pop/Rock, Rock

I use these on all my guitars (Teles, Strats, LP)

Joe Potts
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Western Pa.

I'm an old guitar hassler
Dec 1st, 2015 06:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I recently switched, on my Am. Std. Strat with Fat '50's pickups, to GHS burnished nickel, 10-46.

Like stratcowboy, I've found they feel and sound great.

I play classic rock, rockabilly, and contemporary Christian.

5Strats
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Edmond/OKC

AXE VICTIM
Dec 2nd, 2015 07:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

*Ernie Ball Super Slinkies

*9-42

*Fender 63 Vibroverb RI

*Original alt rock, hard rock, rockabilly, blues rock, Christian rock.

MLC
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It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
Dec 2nd, 2015 07:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ernie Ball Regular Slinky on my Strat's.

They go through a '68 Fender Deluxe Reverb and/or a Vox AC15HW and I'm playing rock, country, and blues, including some slide.

champster
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Oceanside, CA

Dec 2nd, 2015 08:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ernie Ball Regular Slinky

Steve Dallman
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Merrill, Wisconsin

Age is just a number...mine is big
Dec 2nd, 2015 09:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

D'Addario 9-46, coated or not...once on the guitar, I can't tell the difference.

Bandmaster
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In a Tweed Case

Only a Stratocaster is good enough
Dec 3rd, 2015 01:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Pyramid Nickel Classics or Maximum Performance
11-48
Fender amps, Tweed, Brown and BF
50's R&R, Blues, early T-Birds style

side-swipeTelecaster

The Free World

The New World Order is DOOMED...
Dec 3rd, 2015 06:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

D'Addario 11's and the guitar is kept tuned to
Open E..... Lots of good times w/this guitar...

Te 52

Laws of Physics

strictly enforced
Dec 3rd, 2015 07:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Fender Super 250 nickel-plated steel, 10-52.

Deluxe Reverb or Princeton.

Variety of styles.

Dadzmad

USA

Dec 6th, 2015 01:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Rotosound Top Tape - Flatwound Monel 12's
these need all five springs

(This message was last edited by Dadzmad at 07:01 PM, Dec 6th, 2015)

avsalesman

Australia

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Dec 6th, 2015 06:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Elixir 10's (get around 6 mths out of 'em, sound great to me)
Vox AC 15C1
Classic rock

telegib

Canada

Dec 7th, 2015 08:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Elixir are the best but also cost the most.

L. Nedmundo

Philadelphia

Dec 14th, 2015 07:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I recently tried DR Pure Blues, 10-46, and I absolutely love them. My Strat and amp are very bright, and these warm things up nicely. Can't wait to try a set on my new G&L Comanche.

stratcowboy
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USA/Taos, NM

Dec 14th, 2015 07:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

For years I used DR Pure Blues (10-46). They did sound great, for sure. But ultimately I had intonation issues on the wound strings as the windings apparently became disconnected from the cores. No matter what you did, you couldn't get them to intonate or tune. That's when I started my search over and wound up hooking up with the GHS Burnished Nickels. Much more consistent (for me), with excellent feel and playability in addition to great sound.

lox

Columbus, Ohio

Docofrock
Dec 16th, 2015 09:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Curt Mangan 10.5 or 11 to 48. I use both sets on various Strats. Mostly vintage fender PR or VR or Goodsell amps. Classic rock, some country, a little blues. Pure nickel.

(This message was last edited by lox at 10:12 PM, Mar 26th, 2016)

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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Dec 17th, 2015 03:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use Fender Super Bullets. They sound good and don't break. Cheap enough, too.

9s on my Strat, 10s on my Telecaster.

urby

Seattle, Wa

Not quite my tempo
Dec 17th, 2015 12:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The G and the B.

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