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TreyDeschamp
post Jul 6 2013, 02:10 PM
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I've always used Ernie Ball super slinky for E standard and DR strings for dropped tunings.


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sammetal92
post Jul 6 2013, 02:57 PM
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Wow, so Ernie Ball is more preferred than D'addario, never knew that biggrin.gif

@DeGroot: Fender bullets, maan I'd like those strings but they're very expensive sad.gif they're something like $20 here, you always use those on your fender?


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post Jul 6 2013, 03:07 PM
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Elixirs. They never get rusty smile.gif


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post Jul 6 2013, 03:14 PM
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Hahah Elixir got more votes than I was expecting, definitely gonna try them soon biggrin.gif


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post Jul 6 2013, 03:17 PM
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QUOTE (sammetal92 @ Jul 6 2013, 01:57 PM) *
@DeGroot: Fender bullets, maan I'd like those strings but they're very expensive sad.gif they're something like $20 here, you always use those on your fender?


Ouch, that is too expensive! I think there are few different styles of Bullets. I order mine off Amazon... Original Bullets for like $5 a pack. But yeah, I use them just cause the tuning stability is really solid. The sound is decent enough and they do seem to last a while before getting that flat sound.


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post Jul 6 2013, 04:09 PM
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Oh they were telling me the price of multiple packs on sale for $20 (discounted) typical salesmen, I just called them dry.gif but still they sell single packs for $10 sad.gif Nickel plated.

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post Jul 6 2013, 04:59 PM
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The only bad thing about elixir's are they really melt the frets on the long run. My student owned an ibanez gio for about 2 year, first year was ok but the second year he started using elixir's and on the second set the guitar went to a luthier for fret change...the reason is the stuff they use for anti-rust makes the string harder than the fret so bending melts it.

Keep in mind though cheap guitars use really soft frets. My guitar (again an ibanez) has stanless steel an after 15 years it needs very minor fretwork (which I keep delaying smile.gif ).


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post Jul 6 2013, 05:07 PM
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So you can use Ernie Ball Cobalt strings? tongue.gif


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post Jul 6 2013, 05:30 PM
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QUOTE (sammetal92 @ Jul 6 2013, 04:07 PM) *
So you can use Ernie Ball Cobalt strings? tongue.gif


Actually I heard very positive things about them, the cobalt is on the wound stings so I don't expect it to be a similar problem. The local guitar store where I use sold the first party pretty fast.


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post Jul 6 2013, 05:42 PM
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I always hear people worrying about the frets wearing off, if its only on the wound strings, it might not be that much of a problem I guess


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post Jul 7 2013, 02:42 AM
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I use these for my Ibanez RG8.
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post Jul 7 2013, 06:28 AM
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Awesome, 8 stringers man, trying to get my hands on one too wink.gif Ernie ball got the most votes hahah wasn't expecting that.


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post Jul 7 2013, 12:02 PM
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QUOTE (DeGroot @ Jul 6 2013, 01:03 PM) *
For my Fender guitar I use Fender Bullets 9-42. Keeps tune better with the tremelo cause of the bullet heads. I notice a big difference when I'm not using bullet strings and always re-tuning when using the tremelo... very annoying.

I'm not to fussy I'll use Ernie Ball, D'Addario, or cheaper Fender strings on other guitars. I usually play in just E standard tuning last couple years and stick with 9-42 or 9-46. I sometimes play in drop tunings and use Ernie Ball slinky's 11- 52 gauge on my Les paul for that.



DeGroot - You've just reminded me of the last thing I didn't check with my floating tremolo in the strat 0 the bullet ended strings.

I almost made my bridge working perfect. Only problems with G string losing pitch after making beds (always go back tu tune after pressing and loosing the whammy bar) I tried some lubricant and it worked perfect in case of the tuning stability but...muted the open strings tone :/


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post Jul 7 2013, 02:12 PM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Jul 7 2013, 01:42 AM) *
I use these for my Ibanez RG8.


Wow, I had no clue they were making 8 string packs biggrin.gif


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