#1
I've been looking at Original Fender Pure Nickel Bullet End Strings and on the Fender website there are different choices of 9 gauge strings. I currently use 9 gauge Ernie Ball strings. I believe these strings are .009-.042. I'm switching from Ernie Balls to Fender Bullets for numerous reasons, and I know for sure that I want 9 gauge strings. The 'different choices' of gauges are:

-.009-.040

-.009-.042

-.009-.046

Which set is mostly recommended for a Fender Classic 50s Strat? Bear in mind I do lots of bends/soloing/David Gilmour-y stuff.

Just in case there is any confusion, here are the strings that I am referring to:
http://intl.fender.com/en-GB/accessories/strings/original-bullet-3150l-pure-nickel-gauges-009-042/
#2
Quote by matthewdavidlee
I've been looking at Original Fender Pure Nickel Bullet End Strings and on the Fender website there are different choices of 9 gauge strings. I currently use 9 gauge Ernie Ball strings. I believe these strings are .009-.042. I'm switching from Ernie Balls to Fender Bullets for numerous reasons, and I know for sure that I want 9 gauge strings. The 'different choices' of gauges are:

-.009-.040

-.009-.042

-.009-.046

Which set is mostly recommended for a Fender Classic 50s Strat? Bear in mind I do lots of bends/soloing/David Gilmour-y stuff.

Just in case there is any confusion, here are the strings that I am referring to:
http://intl.fender.com/en-GB/accessories/strings/original-bullet-3150l-pure-nickel-gauges-009-042/

The 9-42 would be the best for soloing. While the 9'46's would be the best for standard-tuning-chuga-chuga-metal riffs.

It's really personal preference. Try each one of these strings out and roll with which one you like best.
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Last edited by Fryderyczek at Jan 13, 2015,
#3
Quote by Fryderyczek
The 9-42 would be the best for soloing. While the 9'46's would be the best for standard-tuning-chuga-chuga-metal riffs.

It's really personal preference. Try each one of these strings out and roll with which one you like best.


Thanks for clearing that up How would the 9-40 pack feel? And how much would it affect my guitar in regards to thinks like tuning, tone, sustain, etc.
#4
Quote by matthewdavidlee
Thanks for clearing that up How would the 9-40 pack feel? And how much would it affect my guitar in regards to thinks like tuning, tone, sustain, etc.

I don't really know man, I'm mainly a metal player and I never considered 9-40 packs. Maybe wait for other people's opinions?
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You can call me wrong, 'cause
See I was born a liar, albatross
Fly on, fly on
#5
You lucky sucker, you have the 009-040 set, that's what I used to use on my Jag-Stang back in my Nu-Metal/Thrash Metal days. Can't find em' anywhere around here now. Wish they still made them in Stainless as well, I loved the tight response I got out of those.

Probably 009-046 for a vintage strat type guitar to fatten up the lows a bit, using Single Coils I suppose?
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#6
Lighter gauges are easier to bend, and vice versa. Play with your strings and see if that is something you want or not. If your 9-42s aren't giving you enough resistance, then get a heavier gauge.
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