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I've been hacking sets apart and stringing one of my Teles with 11-46 and I really like it.
Does anyone make a 11-14-18p-26-36-46 set for electric? Basically a mix of 11's and 10's.
Daddario makes a 11-49 and Ernie Ball makes a 11-48 but thats about all I've found.
 

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Doesn't D'addario make custom sets?? Not sure how much they charge, but if you ordered in bulk it might be monetarily worthwhile.
 

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D'Addario does a 10.5 set that might come close.
I didn't see that on their site. I'm open to the 10.5 but I'd like something lighter on the bass side otherwise I may as well move to 11's. I found so many strings sets in my drawer in various gauges I think I just may give a full set of 11's another shot.

Doesn't D'addario make custom sets?? Not sure how much they charge, but if you ordered in bulk it might be monetarily worthwhile.
This may be worth checking out. I got a box of 9.5 sets a while back, which was custom order but a stocked item, and it was cheaper than buying individual packs off the shelf. I'll check this out.
 

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10.5 - 13.5 - 18p- 28 - 38 - 48

I stopped using the 10-52 sets because the wound strings were too heavy, both in terms of volume & nut happiness, but you shouldn't have that issue here. I had a vintage guitar that went a little wonky one winter, slapped this slightly heavier gauge on her =back bow gone.
 

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I make my own sets

I can't remember where I ordered from the last time, but it was either just strings or D'addario...but they sold me individual strings.
I use 11s but I like to replace the high e with a thicker one for my slide guitars.
...And I think I ordered some extra wound gs to switch them out and experiment.

Nathan
 

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I've got a lot of strings to use up but I'm gonna look into custom sets. I had one guitar set up this week with 11's and one guitar I switched to a hybrid 11 set. So far I'm loving it but will report back on how things go. I like the tension of 11's on the plain e-b-g strings for vibrato, bends and slide.
 

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Dean Markley does a Heavy bottom light top or is that backward to what you want?

or they have 10-46
 

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11-14-18p-26-36-46 - your preferred set.

Here are a few similar sets that will get you close:

11-14-18p-27-37-48 - D'AddarioEPN115, pure nickel wrap
11-14-18p-28-38-48 - Pyramid MO 1148 Special -Roundwound, Monel Wrap
11-14-18p-28-38-48 - Pyramid R455 Special, pure nickel wrap
11-15-18p-26-36-50 - GHS Nickel Rockers -rollerwound -Med
11-15-19p-26-34-47 - TI-BebopBB111/111T Extra Light, pure nickel wrap, round core
11-14-18p-28-38-50 - DR-Pure Blues PHR-11, pure nickel wrap
11-14-18p-28-38-50 - Dunlop 1150, pure nickel wrap
11-14-18p-28-38-50 - GHS Burnished Nickel Rockers -Med
11-14-18p-28-38-52 - Labella N1152-Nickel 200 -medium -rollerwound

Plenty to work with here - some nickel-wrap, some nickel-plated steel wrap, some steel wrap, some Monel wrap, some hexcore, some roundcore, some rollerwound, some expensive, some cheap.
I'm sure there are more.
 

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Also, the Pyramid and TI round core strings are "low-tension" and feel way lighter than typical hexwound strings with similar gauges.

Not cheap, either, and they require special care when installing (cut the string only AFTER stringing/tuning the guitar), but they are excellent strings in my experience (I use heavy BeBops on a few electric jazz guitars).
 

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Big thanks to @Hammertone for the list of strings and some legwork on the post. I will look at these and see what I can get without much ordering hassle, it would be nice to try out a few before looking for custom set alternatives.
When I was a kid I was pretty sure L&M had their own cheap brand of strings offered with both light top heavy bottom and heavy top light bottom versions. They don't have anything like that anymore it seems.
 
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