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post Oct 28 2008, 04:18 PM
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post Oct 28 2008, 04:22 PM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Oct 28 2008, 06:39 AM) *
I hate Elixir strings after trying them. They are soulless. They are one of the only string makers I refuse to use now. Elixir and Ernie Ball I wont use.

Couldn't disagree more, to each his own though...I find elixir sounds great even when playing my electric without an amp and they last forever
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post Oct 28 2008, 04:27 PM
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Well I use super slinky Ernie ball, but I might try Elixir one day, actually I never tryed anything else than Ernie Ball cause I found them really good. What matters to me is the sting gauge, I use 09-42 , but this depends from player to player ....


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post Oct 28 2008, 04:35 PM
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D'Addario 0.10, I tried the elixirs, they are OK, but I take good care of my strings, normal D'Addario 10's last months for me, and I also like the strings a little worn out. When new they are to bright.



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post Oct 28 2008, 08:37 PM
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Elixer 10s. The rest can't handle my sweat :s


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post Oct 28 2008, 09:01 PM
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I know some people's hands sweat too much, when my brother plays my guitars he will destroy my strings in a week, he uses elixirs to avoid this problem on his, but he is forbidden to play my guitars unless he cleans them thoroughly when he is done


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post Oct 28 2008, 09:26 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Oct 28 2008, 02:50 PM) *
Good ol' daddario XL 10-46


Same here. smile.gif
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post Oct 28 2008, 10:00 PM
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i use yamaha extra light gauge .08


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post Oct 28 2008, 10:03 PM
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post Oct 28 2008, 10:07 PM
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It depends... for soloing elixir 009-46.
for my band (drop c tuning) Boomers 011


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post Oct 29 2008, 07:59 AM
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I've been using D'Addario 10's mostly. Lately I've switched to the Pure Nickel ones, EPN110. Same company and gauge.
They have a warmer tone and last longer before they start to get stiff and starts lose tone and begins to "rust" imo.
They are also smoother to play and easier to bend. Somewhere in between 0.09's and 0.10's.

Looking for a link ... Here you go:
http://www.daddario.com/DADProducts.aspx?ID=1&CLASS=AAEA
http://www.thomann.de/se/daddario_epn110.htm

Bad choise if you are allergic to nickel though I guess.


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post Oct 29 2008, 08:32 PM
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Electro Harmonix 10s. Man they're amazing! They stay fresh for at least a month but don't stay annoyingly bright. Also they can be worn in VERY quickly in a good way. Check em' out at musiciansfriend.


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post Oct 29 2008, 08:43 PM
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I used to use D'Addario 10's back in the day, then I switched to DR's Dimebag Signature Strings, and after a short stint with those, I tried out Ernie Balls and fell in love instantly. I love the Skinny Top/Heavy Bottoms the most tongue.gif


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post Oct 30 2008, 04:30 PM
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I'm back to Ernie Ball Super Slinky Bass Nickel Wound .045 - .100 ..But I'm planning to experiment with some other brands in the future! smile.gif


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post Oct 30 2008, 04:35 PM
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Elixir 10-46's + 60 of some other brand because elixir doesn't make guitar strings in gauges between 56 and 68. sad.gif


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QUOTE (botoxfox @ Oct 30 2008, 03:35 PM) *
Elixir 10-46's + 60 of some other brand because elixir doesn't make guitar strings in gauges between 56 and 68. sad.gif

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post Oct 30 2008, 04:58 PM
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Am I like the only one, that uses Dean Markleys?biggrin.gif I thought, they are kinda famous:P

So me myself am using Dean Markleys - Blue steel 9/10 Hybrid strings:)

(I am so proud for having the longest name of strings biggrin.gif) They have really nice bright sound and stay in tune and most of all endure my style of playing (all other 9 stings got raped by my whammy-bar playing:P )

EDIT: No, as I now noticed, few GMCers have longer string name.. damn those Ernie balls biggrin.gif

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D'addario 9's on my Ibanez and 10-46 on my Fender Strat

I am tempted to try 13-58's on my strat...just to see what it is like! SRV used this gauge and it must be like playing bridge cables!


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Ernie Balls 9-42 (super slinky). Ernie balls seem to last longer than any other string ive tried and they all sound roughly the same to me.
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I feel better tone comes from fatter strings, I would use 13's if I could, but my hands are to weak I guess, 0.09 feel already floppy to me, tried 0.08 once, and they broke on my first attempt to do a bend (I guess I didn't string them right), but never tried again they felt like human hair.

I have now 12's on a guitar I am using for drop C, drop B tunning, and it feels great, I tuned to D, and it had an awesome fat and chunky tone


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