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Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky 10-46

Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky 10-46

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Ernie Ball 2223 Super Slinky 9-42

Ernie Ball 2223 Super Slinky 9-42

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D'Addario EXL110 Regular Light Electric 10-46

D'Addario EXL110 Regular Light Electric 10-46

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D'Addario EXL120 Super Light Electric 9-42

D'Addario EXL120 Super Light Electric 9-42

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Ernie Ball 3221 Regular Slinky 10-46 3 Pack

Ernie Ball 3221 Regular Slinky 10-46 3 Pack

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Dunlop DEN1046 10-46 Nickel Electric Strings

Dunlop DEN1046 10-46 Nickel Electric Strings

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D'Addario NYXL1046 Regular Light 10-46

D'Addario NYXL1046 Regular Light 10-46

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Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky 11-48

Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky 11-48

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Ernie Ball 2215 Skinny Top Heavy Bottom 10-52

Ernie Ball 2215 Skinny Top Heavy Bottom 10-52

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Ernie Ball 2222 Hybrid Slinky 9-46

Ernie Ball 2222 Hybrid Slinky 9-46

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Elixir Electric Nanoweb Regular Light 10-46

Elixir Electric Nanoweb Regular Light 10-46

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D'Addario EXL115 Blues/Jazz Rock Electric 11-49

D'Addario EXL115 Blues/Jazz Rock Electric 11-49

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Ernie Ball 3223 Super Slinky 9-42 3 Pack

Ernie Ball 3223 Super Slinky 9-42 3 Pack

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D'Addario EXL110-3D Regular Light Multi Pack 10-46

D'Addario EXL110-3D Regular Light Multi Pack 10-46

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Dunlop DEN0942 Electric Strings 09-42

Dunlop DEN0942 Electric Strings 09-42

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Elixir Electric Optiweb Light .010-.046

Elixir Electric Optiweb Light .010-.046

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D'Addario EXL140 Light Top/Heavy Bottom 10-52

D'Addario EXL140 Light Top/Heavy Bottom 10-52

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D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light 09-42

D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light 09-42

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Elixir Electric Nanoweb Super Light 9-42

Elixir Electric Nanoweb Super Light 9-42

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Ernie Ball 2627 Beefy Slinky 11-54

Ernie Ball 2627 Beefy Slinky 11-54

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D'Addario EXL125 Super Light Top/Reg Bottom 9-46

D'Addario EXL125 Super Light Top/Reg Bottom 9-46

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Ernie Ball 2626 Ernie Ball Not Even Slinky 12-56

Ernie Ball 2626 Ernie Ball Not Even Slinky 12-56

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Elixir Electric Optiweb Super Light .009-.042

Elixir Electric Optiweb Super Light .009-.042

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D'Addario NYXL1149 Medium 11-49

D'Addario NYXL1149 Medium 11-49

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D'Addario NYXL1052 Light Top/Heavy Bottom 10-52

D'Addario NYXL1052 Light Top/Heavy Bottom 10-52

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D'Addario EXL116 Medium Top/Heavy Bottom Electric 11-52

D'Addario EXL116 Medium Top/Heavy Bottom Electric 11-52

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D'Addario EXL117 Medium Top/Extra Heavy Bottom .011-.056

D'Addario EXL117 Medium Top/Extra Heavy Bottom .011-.056

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D'Addario EXL148 Extra Heavy .012-.060

D'Addario EXL148 Extra Heavy .012-.060

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D'Addario XT Regular Light Electric Nickel Plated Steel 10-46

D'Addario XT Regular Light Electric Nickel Plated Steel 10-46

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Ernie Ball 2225 Extra Slinky 8-38

Ernie Ball 2225 Extra Slinky 8-38

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Rotosound R10 Roto Yellow 10-46

Rotosound R10 Roto Yellow 10-46

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D'Addario NYXL0942 and CT-18 Tuner Bundle

D'Addario NYXL0942 and CT-18 Tuner Bundle

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Ernie Ball 2621 7-String Regular 10-56

Ernie Ball 2621 7-String Regular 10-56

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D'Addario EXL110-7 D'Addario XL Regular Light 7 String 10-59

D'Addario EXL110-7 D'Addario XL Regular Light 7 String 10-59

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Rotosound 3 Pack R10 Yellows 10-46 with Free Strap

Rotosound 3 Pack R10 Yellows 10-46 with Free Strap

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Ernie Ball P02021 Paradigm Regular Slinky 10-46

Ernie Ball P02021 Paradigm Regular Slinky 10-46

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Fender 3250R Super Bullets 10-46

Fender 3250R Super Bullets 10-46

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Elixir E12077 Nano Electric 10-52  Hybrid Set

Elixir E12077 Nano Electric 10-52 Hybrid Set

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D'Addario ECG24 11-50 Chromes Flatwound

D'Addario ECG24 11-50 Chromes Flatwound

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Elixir Electric Optiweb Light/Medium .010-.052

Elixir Electric Optiweb Light/Medium .010-.052

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About Electric Guitar Strings

Electric guitar strings are an important factor in the overall experience you get from playing your guitar. Every guitarist has their own preference for make, gauge and material so in order to cater for everybody, we keep a large variety of strings for electric guitars in every guitarguitar store.

All standard gauges are available from manufacturers like D'Addario, Ernie Ball, Dunlop and Rotosound, plus we keep some specialist gauges in stock too: we stock gauge .008 Ernie Balls in every store for example, plus a D'Addario .012 - .060 set for all thsoe who down-tune their guitars. We also keep D'Addario .0095 sets in stock for players who really feel that middle ground between 9s and 10s!

We always keep 7 and 8 string guitar sets in stock as well as the custom made D'Addario strings for Strandberg guitars. We keep coated strings in stock too, for those who prefer that special feel and long lifespan. Whatever your string requirements are, guitarguitar has you covered.

Frequently Asked Questions about Electric Guitar Strings

If you are moving form gauge 9 to 10, you may not need to do much at all! If you plan on using heavier strings, there will be more tension in the neck and the strings will be pulling more. String height and intonation at the bridge may be factors that need checking. A truss rod adjustment may be required but we do not advise doing this unless you are experienced. We have trained repair staff on hand to carry out this work for you. If in doubt, give us a shout!
Drop D tuning is a simple alteration to standard tuning that makes your guitar sound heavier. All you need to do is detune the low E string by one whole tone, or two frets' worth, to take it from E to D. This means you can now play power chords with one finger. Lots of Grunge-era bands like Nirvana and Alice in Chains utilised Drop D tuning to get more low end grind out of their riffs. If you want to try it yourself, you may want to try using a slightly heavier bottom E string. Manufacturers like Ernie Ball, Dunlop and D'Addario all sell sets of strings with heavier bottom E strings: 9-42 sets will have 9-46 strings whilst 10-46 strings will have 10-52 and so on.
The majority of electric guitars are strung with gauge 9 or 10 strings and these gauges are what most guitarists prefer. Gauge 9 is easier on the fingers. Gauge 10 strings are considered by some players to sound better but this is subjective. Guitars with slightly shorter 24.75"" scale lengths work well with gauge 10 strings. As always, experiment a little and find your own preference: there are no hard and fast rules.