#1
this is a very noob question, but im just wondering if you could string a fender guitar using other strings like elixer, D'addario etc or do you have to use the fender bullet ends? (i think thats wot they called)

my cousin owns a start and ask me if he could use my ones but i not sure
#2
You dont need the bullet end ones, any ball end strings will work just as well.
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