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post May 28 2007, 07:06 AM
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I've been buying strings in the category of whatever is usually on sale at the guitar center. No more! I bought a 5 pack deal of ernie ball super slinkies recently, and these things snap like nothing. I mean, I did a little tapping on the high E string and it busted. ...Tapping.... blink.gif
This wasn't just one occasion either. I do a little shredding once in awhile and they bust.

My strat came with a set of Fender Bullets, of course, and these lasted a lot longer than the super slinkies did. Because of a bad experience with bullets in the past although, I stayed away from buying them. Although, this may change.

Does anyone have any recommendations?


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post May 28 2007, 11:06 AM
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I've always just been using Elixir. They work fine, except that the high E strings snap all the time, so I could use some recommendations too smile.gif But then again, it might be the way I play aswell. I did that on 2 different guitars yesterday >_<


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post May 28 2007, 02:16 PM
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I don't know what you guys do to your strings but I haven't had one snap in about 10 years smile.gif

I have been using EB Super Slinkys and Hybrids forever, but just recently I tried a set of Elixirs and have to say I was impressed - I'll probably switch.

BTW, Strings are another area where personal preference is king - expect lots of people to tell you that their brand is the only possible choice smile.gif IMO, there is not a great deal to choose between, so if you like a brand stick with it.


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post May 28 2007, 04:02 PM
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I've snapped a string once...and I was being an idiot with it rolleyes.gif .

I do not know how you could snap one tapping!! I know this will sound condescending, but are you sure the guitar is set up right? Not a little too much tension with a floating bridge etc?

I would highly recommend elixirs. I have overly sweaty hands and used to rust through strings within a week. Elixirs last me a good month and are very good quality, stay bright and are extremely well priced!


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I've always just been using Elixir. They work fine, except that the high E strings snap all the time, so I could use some recommendations too smile.gif But then again, it might be the way I play aswell. I did that on 2 different guitars yesterday >_<


Have you checked to see if there is any manufacturing nicks left on the saddle? They are usually tiny, but it doesn't take much to wear the high E to snap. If so, a nail file will be fine to sand it down.


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post May 28 2007, 04:31 PM
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I Play rather "Hard" on my strings, the words "Light Touch" cannot be applied to me, so i use when playing Standard Tuning to Drop C, I use Dean Markley 9-42's, they feel and sound great, and they last me about 2 mothsn, although i replace them about once every 3 weeks.

When i Drop Tune, C Standard - Drop A, I Use GHS Boomers 13-56, same reason as i use the dean for hihger tunings, when you use the 13's at low tuning, your osunds gets a real kick in the balls!
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post May 29 2007, 12:09 AM
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thats wierd about how you break the super slinkys

i've had them on one of me guitars for like 3 months now, nothing broken and i dont exactly have a light touch. oh well tongue.gif
could it be that the tensions are a little wierd? like if you have a baritone guitar and are using super slinkys? tongue.gif

or maybe just go for a higher gauge of strings if you break them so easily.

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post May 29 2007, 12:22 AM
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if i have cheap strings on..sad.gif im scared to play it to its fullest..ive had the high e string snap and hit me in the eye sad.gif, so yea but i think that was just because my guitar was a cheap 100 dollar fake strat lol, but now i got my ibanez biggrin.gif i dont think ill snap much strings..im getting really good at not snapping htem.i used to snap string like once a week or maybe more..sad.gif, but i like the elixirs thats what i would recommend also, but like andrew said its personall preference smile.gif


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