I use Dean Markley Blue Steel LT strings. The gauge is .009 - .042
Those are some damn nice strings. If on the off chance they are sold out of those though, I stick with the tried and true Ernie Ball Super Slinky (same gauge).
For my acoustics it's John Pearse. I've tried many other brands - some more expensive, some less but nothing has come close to the tones I get from John Pearse strings.
For my electrics, same story, tried a lot but have settled on GHS Boomers. For no other reason than I get consistently good tones from them, they rarely break on me and seem to last a little longer than others I've tried.
I am trying to get used to .10's.. hated the G string for the longest time so maybe the solution is to get a set with a lighter G string. Might go back to stock 9's though as they allow me better feel for vibrato. 10's feel like a bit of a workout at times. Playing Ernie Ball because D'addario's always seemed to break.. that and Vinnie Moore plays Ernie Ball so i figured why the heck not.
I'm on a string "mission" these days. I've tried a number of different string brands with varying results. The strings I have on my main axe nowadays are GHS Nickel Rockers, 9-42 gauge. Not bad, but they feel like they have a bit higher tension to me, more than what I'm normally used to. I've tried Slinkys and D'Addarios and they seemed a little bright to me. I also tried Snake Oil Brand nickel strings and I liked them a lot, but ordering them over the Internet worried me a bit. So I think I'll try a set of DR Pure Blues next time I change strings and see what they're like. The quest continues!
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