Members bobc Posted February 1, 2010 Members Share Posted February 1, 2010 I decided to go on a string quest for the past 3 days. After 3 days and about 10 different sets of strings and about 10 setups, I think I found the ultimate set of strings for my American Standard Stratocaster. I tried flat wound 12's, regular 12's, 11's, 10's, 9's, back to 10's, back to 11's, and back to 12's. I tried Elixers, D'Addario, and Ernie Ball. I finally settled on Ernie Ball "Not Even Slinky" 12-16-24p-32-44-56. They sound amazing and I can strum this Strat like an acoustic. I play mostly rhythm, finger style, and a little flat picking. I know some very basic lead patterns, and can still bend as much as I need to for what I do. I have always been an acoustic player until I got this Strat, so I am use to 12's and even 13's. I want to apply my acoustic style to electric guitar. I know that probably sounds weird, but you should hear this thing played through my Fishman SoloAmp (or right into a PA) with some chorus and delay. It sounds awesome. Anyway, if you can handle heavy stings, and want GREAT tone, you should give these a try. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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