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post Sep 5 2007, 12:14 AM
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I use 09 DR Coated black beauty's, or Elixirs 09 too. Thy just feel soft and sound good to me.
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post Sep 5 2007, 12:19 AM
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I think there have been a similar topic before smile.gif


But anyway, I use 0.10 Elixir.
Becuase they NEVER get dirty or rusty. I tried some cheaper GHS strings once, they got full of filth the second day... And then they snapped. Elixir hold for a long time compared to other strings I've tried.


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post Sep 5 2007, 12:47 AM
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I usually use 9-42 d'Addario but I'm thinking about using 10-46 because perhaps I change the tunning of my guitar tongue.gif


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post Sep 7 2007, 06:48 AM
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QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ Sep 4 2007, 07:47 PM) *
I usually use 9-42 d'Addario but I'm thinking about using 10-46 because perhaps I change the tunning of my guitar tongue.gif



I use these exact same strings.


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Francis Viviers
post Sep 7 2007, 05:30 PM
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QUOTE (RobM @ Sep 7 2007, 07:48 AM) *
I use these exact same strings.


i use earnie ball regular slinky's ( 10 - 46 ). They have a great feel, not too high tension and they dont rust as easy as most other strings. I used to use elixer's but their too expensive and they are really irritating when they wear out as the coating starts to come off ...
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post Sep 7 2007, 09:55 PM
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I use 9-42's, but I don't stick to a particular brand (as of this moment). Right now however I'm using Ernie Ball Slinky's
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Muris Varajic
post Sep 7 2007, 11:09 PM
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My main set is DR Tite Fit 009 042
I got package of 12 Slinky sets from EB few days ago and I putted one on guitar tho...
They are ok by now wink.gif


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post Sep 7 2007, 11:27 PM
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Im using Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky 09-46.
My favourite right now so far.
I tested some Gibson strings, S.I.T strings and D'addrio and for me the Ernie Ball ones were the best, because I liked the feeling of the string and the sound.


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post Sep 9 2007, 05:48 AM
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fender super bullets, 9-42 Nice and durable, like the sound and feel
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post Sep 9 2007, 05:55 AM
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I mainly use DR's Color coated but recently tried the strings @ Webstrings and they are holding up really well. Sound nice and bright too. Whoops, forgot to mention that they are mega cheap too! $3 a pack or less.

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post Sep 9 2007, 06:03 AM
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QUOTE (Francis Viviers @ Sep 7 2007, 12:30 PM) *
i use earnie ball regular slinky's ( 10 - 46 ). They have a great feel, not too high tension and they dont rust as easy as most other strings. I used to use elixer's but their too expensive and they are really irritating when they wear out as the coating starts to come off ...


I tried these because a few people said they were excellent. They sounded pretty good, but not as good as what came with my Schecter when I bought it new. So I checked on their website and found a Q&A thread that indicated they install GHS Boomers 10 - 46 on all their 6 string guitars. I put some in just yesterday and they sound incredible. Now I'm wondering how much of it has to do with your guitar type and what they set it up with. This guitar was set up with these strings so maybe it has something to do with it, I don't really know. I do know that most people have indicated that they love the Ernie Ball Regular Slinky's, but they don't sound that great on my guitar. Not as good as the GHS Boomers anyway.
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post Sep 9 2007, 06:11 AM
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QUOTE (SDMF75 @ Sep 9 2007, 06:55 AM) *
I mainly use DR's Color coated but recently tried the strings @ Webstrings and they are holding up really well. Sound nice and bright too. Whoops, forgot to mention that they are mega cheap too! $3 a pack or less.



Sounds nice...sadly,they don't do shipping to Bosnia cool.gif


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post Sep 9 2007, 06:37 PM
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i use D'Addario 11-52's builds good finger strength on my hardtail PRS Santana

i use D'Addario 9-42 on my jackson rr3 cause I dont feel like resetting the tremolo for new string gauge


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post Sep 9 2007, 06:45 PM
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I use Dean Markley 9-46 strings.
Because they have "more power,tone,sustain and longer life!"
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post Sep 9 2007, 06:53 PM
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I use 010-046 Elixir, and I love them, even though I'm thinking of going over to 011 and tune down to D.


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post Sep 10 2007, 10:02 AM
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I use Dean Markley Lights (.09-.42) for tunings E Standard to D standard.

For anything C Standard or Below i use Dean Markley Heavys (.11-.52)

And since i tune to Drop A Every now and then for that, i use Dean Markley Extra Heavys (.13-.57)
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Holy,many drop and low tunning here biggrin.gif


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post Sep 10 2007, 04:55 PM
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Rack up another DR user smile.gif

I use Hi-Beams 11-50 for D standard tuning. I've tried a lot of other brands, but keep coming back to DR.

It's all opinion, but I think that everyone should at least try DR...I used to play other brands to death and beyond, but I kept hearing abou how amazing DR was, tried them....never went back biggrin.gif

I've tried lower than D before, used to be a drop C junkie! I tried C standard, it sounded...odd. Not really "too low" just, I'm not sure...didn't feel right I suppose. Tried C# and that still didn't gel with me, so back up to D and it just sounds perfect! Love my D standard!

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post Sep 11 2007, 04:27 AM
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Choosing strings can be really dry.gif huh.gif blink.gif and unsure.gif
because even if you buy a new set, you don't know how long were the strings in the store. So you could choose a really great brand perfect for you wub.gif but the strings would suck and you would never ever try them again. Except for D'Addario because they're in that special bag.

And even if the strings were fresh when bought it's kind of difficult to remember how they sounded in the beginning. wacko.gif (Well, I record how they sound "fresh from the store").

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post Sep 13 2007, 03:58 AM
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I use D'Addario 09-042

Sounding good, perfect strings, and you can bend them nicely.. smile.gif


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