#1
Ive got a fender strat and its kind of new, so i havent gotten new strings for this guitar yet. i play a lot of jimi hendrix, guns n roses, velvet revolver, led zeppelin, aerosmith, a lot of bluesy rock, and occasionally i play some heavy metal like metallica.... im not really familar with gauges.. i like my strings thin so its somewhat easy to bend up 2 frets, but not too easy so that it could result in an "overbend" too easily... i would like to know what gauge to get, and what brand, but the brand really isnt that important to me.
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#2
Ernie Ball .10 or .9

Can't go wrong with EB, except that you have to replace them every couple weeks since they wear out quickly.
#3
the industry standard is d'addario 10's
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#4
GHS Progresives or Boomers, 9-42. 9's or 10's its your preference that matters.
#5
boomers in 11's
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#6
Elixir 10s
D'Addario 10-52s
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#7
if you start out with 9's and switch to 10's, you'll probably need to adjust the bridge afterwards.
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#8
+1 on the D'addarios I use them in .09s on my Telecaster but anyway I know that Fender guitars come with .09s from the factory so if you like the strings that came on your guitar then you should get another set of .09s. Here's the string gauge that fender uses, high E string (thinnest) .009, B string .011, G string .016, D string .024, A string .032, and low E string .042
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#9
I use .10 or .11 gauge strings. The .11s have better tone, but the .10s are easier to push down and bend with. You would probably want the .10s.

As for brand, I use DR strings. I like how they feel and sound. Also, they're coated so they last a lot longer, but they don't feel coated at all.
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#10
I have tried many string types, and I keep coming back to Ernie Ball Regular Slinky's

I've never noticed that they wear out quickly?
#13
The thing is, though, that I have tried Super Slinky's and Power Slinky's and I don't really like them?

I guess Regular Slinky's just do it for me.
#15
i got 9's d'addarios
My Gear:
Squier Stratocaster
Line 6 Spider III 75w
Line 6 FBV Express

Wanted Gear:
Gibson Les Paul
Gibson ES335
Marshall JVM410H
Marshall JCM800
Dunlop Crybaby