#1
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
#2
Wouldn't using thick strings make you practice even better?
However, if you're using E standard, go for 10s, if you're afraid of the tension. If you want me to suggest a brand, I've never found D'Addario bad. Nice sound, doesn't lose life too quickly and doesn't cost over 10 euros. I change strings every 1½-2 months.
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#3
Just stick a set of guage .09's on it, brand doesn't really matter.
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#5
a .09-.42 gauge set is what I'd recommend, assuming you play in standard tuning. I like D'addario and Ernie Ball strings the best, personally.
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#8
Did some google search and here's what I got:
Elixirs last longer, however they cost more so the actual benefit is probably minimal.
Ernie Ball soft but starts to sound dead in a short period of time and breaks easily.
D'Addario descent price. last for a good amount of time. sounds bright.

I've made my decision! D'Addario .09-.42 it is!! cheers guys : )
#9
yeah those ones you linked are the right d'addarios.

Elixirs supposedly last longer but I don't particularly like em
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#10
um exucse me.. got this question in mind ...
Ernie Ball and D'Addario, both D'Addario .09-.42, same gauges.
In terms of bending and pressing chords generally easier for the fingers
is the difference literally HUGE or actually just minimal ???
and perhaps it doesn't really matter as long as they're .09-.45 gauges..?
#11
Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top has his own Brand of strings Texas lottery thinest i've seen are .07s
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#12
Quote by Jimmy25
um exucse me.. got this question in mind ...
Ernie Ball and D'Addario, both D'Addario .09-.42, same gauges.
In terms of bending and pressing chords generally easier for the fingers
is the difference literally HUGE or actually just minimal ???
and perhaps it doesn't really matter as long as they're .09-.45 gauges..?



Well they're the same gauge so there will be a tiny difference in bending those two because they're just different brands.

But the difference between 9s and say 14s would be huge if you're wondering what the differences between strings is.
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