Which strings 11-52 for Jazzmaster ??

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  1. augur

    augur Member

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    Hi!

    I'm playing on a Fender Jazzmaster 62' reissue with Lollar pickups and Mastery bridge for 2 years now.

    I've been using Dean Markley Medium 11-52 (Signature Series) for years now, mostly because they are cheap (I change strings every 2 gigs which can mean every week).

    I'd like to know if I can find strings which will sound fuller, and not brighter or thinner.
    I have no experience with Ghs, D'Addario, Harley Benton etc.

    I'm playing on a Hiwatt Custom 50 combo from 1979.
    I play rock from garage surf to punk.
     
  2. KoskineN

    KoskineN Supporting Member

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    D'Addario's XL115 is what I've been using for years on my '62 AVRI. They sound great and they last...at least for 4-5 jams in my case! :)
     
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    I use these on all my guitars. Can't go wrong with D'Addario
     
  5. augur

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    How would you compare D'Addario to Dean Markley?

    What would you recommend for Drop D?
     
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    mrpinter Supporting Member

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    I suggest you try Thomastik-Infeld Power Brights Heavy Bottom series (.012–.053). They're a bit pricey, but for me the T-I strings are worth it for better tone and longevity.
     
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    I like D'Addario strings better than anything I've used.
     
  8. augur

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    On the website I buy my strings (thomann.de), for 11-52 I can find:
    - D'Addario
    - Dean Markley (what I'm currently using)
    - Dean Markley Blue Steel
    - GHS
    - Harley Benton
    - Thomastik

    Never heard about Thomastik, isn't it strings for jazz initially?
     
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    I've stuck with Rotosound 11s for a long time on my JMJM.
     
  10. 0xeneye

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    I have a '62 AVRI JM and play D'Addario 11-52 or I think 11-56 also.
     
  11. mrpinter

    mrpinter Supporting Member

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    Thomastik is best known for it's jazz strings for guitar - with a LOT of the top jazz players using them, but they also make very fine products for acoustic, classical, and various models for electric guitars. (They are one of the "best kept secrets" in guitardom, IMO).

    I use their Jazz Bebop series and Jazz Swing series strings on a few of my guitars, but I have also used the Power Brights and the Blues Sliders, and they are all awesome, for their respective characteristics. One thing common with their strings pretty much across the board is that they last longer than most other strings.
     
  12. augur

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    Finally chose the D'Addarios!
    11-52 for standard tuning
    11-56 for drop D

    Let's see the difference with Dean Markley!
     
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    Beefy Slinky are the ****!
     

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