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Permalink Telecaster - What kind of strings for surf?

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There are many tele players here so...

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11g flats. D'addario are plentiful and reliable. Labella have a more prestigious name but aren't as consistent imo, and everything else is too fancy for me.

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Recently switched from Webstrings 11g flats to the D'addario Half Rounds. Since I'm down to only 2 guitars
( Confused ) and I've got flats on my Jag I thought I would change things up a bit. Liking them a lot.

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Last edited: Apr 21, 2017 09:31:05

Regular, round wound D'Addario .010's
I end up using a Tele for so many different styles of music that I can't go wrong with these.

I don't subscribe to the idea that there is a "right" or "best" string for Surf or any other kind of music. We all sound a bit different when we play so whatever works for you to be able to create your music is the ticket, to my way of thinking at least.

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Following the Dick Dale "format" your answer is probably: the biggest/heaviest gauge that your fingers can tolerate!

Last edited: May 25, 2017 10:24:51

I use flat .010's on my tele, but I use a plain "G", rather than wound. Works for me.

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Old_Tele_man wrote:

Following the Dick Dale "format" your answer is probably: the biggest/heaviest gauge that your fingers can tolerate!

Exactly! Usually 11 or 12, but cause of bigsby it doesnt really like 12(
11 is just perfect.

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Just for the record, I don't adhere to my own advice (ie: Dick Dale & heavy gauge strings) because I play many different music styles, so my strings are a compromise:

Fender 1550 pure nickel ground-wound (11, 15, 22w, 32, 40, 48)

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