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Jimmy25's picture
Dec 2011
4 years ago

Hey Everyone, I'm looking for a "light-thin-soft-strings" that's easy for fingers and bending. meaning not the "heavy-thick-hard-strings" as I'm only an intermediate player and my fingers still need some practice to increase strength, and besides I don't really play heavy music. In this case, what would be a good brand you guys would suggest for "light-thin-soft-strings" ?
BTW. it's for my "Fender 57 Reissue Stratocaster Made In Japan Since 1993 maple neck"

Any Help Will Be Highly Appreciated. THANK YOU. =D

Uome's picture
The Netherlands
Aug 2004
2 years ago

What exactly do you mean by soft? I would recommend using 10-46 or something in between like 9.5-44 like D'Addario makes.

Does that answer your question?

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Supergrunged's picture
Saco, ME
Feb 2005
1 year ago

Just stick with 9's then, 10's may seem thick, but stay away from DR or Dean Markley, as they are steel strings, and will feel tighter. Also, is your action on the guitar quite low?? May help ease the tension as well.

Gibson Les Paul Standard that's been to hell and back with me, Charvel Model 6 modded to a 5FX, tortex wedge picks, Maxon OD-9, 80's Ibanez AD-9, Mesa Stuido .22 probably other stuff off my shelf

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olddawg's picture
Southern California & Hawaii usually, but I get around
Dec 2004
2 years ago

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Stage Guitars: '80s Thin line LP Custom, '70 LP Standard, '83 Squier Black Headstock Strat w/ Dan Torres pickups, '59 Black Danelectro DC, sometimes others.

Pedal Board: Nady UHF 10 -> TU2 -> Rocktron Big Crush -> 70s MXR Phase 100 -> Cry Baby -> Bad Monkey -> Early '80s Rat -> Early '80s Ibanez CS 9 -> Ibanez DE 7 -> Behringer Dr 100 Stereo Reverb

Stage amps: '63 Blonde Tremolux w/ two original 2X10 cabinets with a '60 Ampeg Rocket/18 watt VTB Marshall clone/ Epi VJ into a Mashall 1965A