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deepiper9
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04/04/2023 4:15 am
#1 Originally Posted by: RonJ66

Hi all;


Ok.  My 1st guitar is a Squire Telecaster Slimline.


I like it so far.


But omg is it Bright! High E string is very high pitched.


I've played around with the guitar and amp.  I can tone it down a bit.


Right now as a very new beginner player.  It's fine.


But at some point I'm wondering if a thicker guage of strings would help.


I also have learned that strings help with tone as well.


My hope is to move towards blues. Also some country.


Any suggestions on what brand, guage and type of strings?


 


Cheers

Hi. I play a Squire Affinity Telecaster. I use Ernie Ball Super Slinky, gauges 9-42. D'Addario's as well if they are available. I think they are the pack with XL on the front. Same string gauges and everything. Not sure if a heavier gauge string would help. I would focus more on using the tone knob on your Tele, and playing more on the middle and front pickup selector switch position. I am currently working through Anders Blues Level 1&2. I am about halfway through level 2 at the moment. Ernie Ball makes good strings. I would try maybe the Regular Slinkys. Gauges 10-46. Cheers!