I just bought a Fender Squire (electric guitar) I believe it has nylon strings on it now, which obviously isn't what I want. I went to buy some strings and there were so many choices, My friend has JUST got some Ernie Ball heavy bottom skinny top, he says they're supposed to be close the the best. My neighbor says to get some Ernie Ball cobalt slinky (green package) (regular I believe) (he says they are really good and will work best with the magnets in my pickups and will have no hum. I don't hav much hum right now anyways though.
My goal: Get some strings that will get me the best distortion sound. I am a beginner, So i'd like help finding the best for tone, but also maybe a suggestion that is still really good for tone but a little easier on my fingers, please give me both suggestions.
cobalt $10 heavy/skinny $5
I will pay more money, that's not a concern. NOTE: I am NOT using the stock 10 watt amp. My amp can handle distortion with the pedal I'm using.
EDIT 3/19/14 9PM PST: As I clearly said in my note above, MY STUFF CAN HANDLE DISTORTION. My guitar as it is sounds great with distortion, I'm just looking to optimize it, get the best growly distortion out of it. It needs new strings anyways.
NOTE: I understand that amp and pickup play a HUGE role in the tone. And I understand this guy has extremely expensive gear, but maybe it will give you an idea what I like: youtu.be/kwxbihuTZPY?t=28s The distortion starts at 1:00 But I like the high notes (with his flanger or whatever it is). It is very clear he has expensive gear, and is using effects.