What gauge and string brand on PRS SE Custom 24

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  1. Craig Clark

    Craig Clark New Member

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    Hi All,

    I recently purchased my first PRS, an SE Custom 24 in Trampas green I love the guitar it’s the best playing guitar I own.

    Upon researching I heard these are factory strung with 9-42. Curious to find out what gauge and brand you guys use on your PRS.

    I tried to find PRS strings here in Australia but they are not easy to get. I put Ernie ball super slinky in 9 gauge on but it felt better with the original strings which I assume are the PRS ones

    Thanks All
     
  2. Ovibos

    Ovibos Unsure why all necks aren't rosewood

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    The PRS strings are made to their specs by D'Addario, I believe.

    I play D'Addario NYXLs, and am partial to the 9.5" gauge.

    Yours did come with 9's. If you go to 10's, you may get some binding in the nut, which can be widened.
     
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  3. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Lately, I've been stringing about everything with Ernie Ball Slinky Pure Nickel "10's"...

    Have really fallen in love with those strings of late!
     
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  4. Victek

    Victek New Member

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    I have two SE Custom24s and they're my favorite solid body electrics :)

    I've always used Ernie Ball Super Slinky 9s and never noticed any difference, but perhaps someone here can say more about the original strings?
     
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  5. Craig Clark

    Craig Clark New Member

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    Yeah I have EB super slinky on now but I preferred the feel of the original. The EB in 9 can feel a little slinky at times.
     
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  6. Craig Clark

    Craig Clark New Member

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    I got a set of NYXL in 9 gauge will try those, the PRS guitar strings seem hard to come by here in Australia
     
  7. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    I use D'addario NYXL 10-52 on my CE24 for Standard and Drop D tunings mainly. You'd definitely need to file the nut to accommodate if you wanted to go that route, but they sound awesome.
     
  8. Outlier22

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    I know the SE's come with 9's so probably stick with the NYXL 9s if you want it to feel close to stock. I used 10's on my SE Santana (which I no longer have). I'm currently using NYXL 10-46 on my CE-24 now. I tried 10-52's but went back to 10-46 due to strings binding in the nut and going out of tune -as DrDoom touched on above. But I may get a new setup for 11's and get nut widened in the near future though.
     
  9. DickBanks

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    Pickups and effects/EQ for tone, strings for feel and playability.
     
  10. MichaelS

    MichaelS I'm here for the free kool-aid...

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    Ernie Ball 9s currently. still trying others as well but EB is a safe bet.
    I like D'Addarios as well. Have the EXP110 on my Santana.
    I tried PRS strings, but really leaning towards the above two brands.
    Not a fan of GHS Boomers, but using 9.5 GHS Rockers lets me downtune a guitar with 9s to Eb without messing with the trem. I also have Rockers on a strat and they sound great, while the Boomer seem to go dull very fast.
    I put Gibson strings on the LPs, but might switch to EB on the USA models and leave the vintage on the R9.

    10s on most of my guitars, and 9s on the SE, a Yamaha Image (because that's what it came with), and a homemade ax.
    PRS cores, Gibsons, and my shred RGX have 10s.
     
  11. 68reissue

    68reissue New Member

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    I like the PRS strings (9-42) on my SE Custom 24. I was using Ernie Balls on my last guitar, but the PRS strings feel really comfortable.
     
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  12. TRJC24PRS

    TRJC24PRS Possibly A New Member

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    I usually use Ernie Ball Cobalt 10s, more tone
     
  13. Joe Mac

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    I spoke with the people at Sweetwater music and was told, 10's
     
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    Does anyone else use the hybrid strings?
     
  15. Steven Lafferty

    Steven Lafferty New Member

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    When I first got my SE Custom 24 I liked the 9s fine. But, as time went on, I thought the tone needed some mellowing out. So, I switched to 10's and have never looked back. The 9's were ok but I got better tones out of the 10's and I got less fret buzz.
     
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    Ernie Ball regular slinky on everything for me....
     
  17. SteelHorse

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    Yes, 9 to 46 EB and GHS. Love them.
     
  18. CyFan4036

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    10-46 DR Pure Blues nickel round-wound for me. You can easily widen your nut slots with a set of slightly modified feeler gauges.
     
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