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post Sep 13 2007, 07:09 PM
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D'Addario 10-48,ECG23 Chromes,Flat Wound
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post Sep 14 2007, 12:19 AM
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I am using Gibson Brite Wires 09-42
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post Sep 14 2007, 10:26 AM
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Wow, I have used GHS boomers forever, never have even tried another brand, hum, maybe I should

9-(I think it is 42). I can buy them for 5 bucks a set and have even found them at Walmart before. My shector had terrible strings on it when I tried it out in the store and it played like a dream then. But once home on went the boomers and I was tickled pink.

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post Sep 14 2007, 11:00 PM
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I typically use D'Addario XLs 10s but recently I've been exploring other strings, Got some EB Slinkys (10s) and they sound about as good and don't seem to have that "break in" period the XL's do. Plus they just feel better. I might try the hybrid slinky, I've heard good things.

DRs were trash when i used them, I used them on my string thru schecter and half the coating on strings 1-3 came off feeding it thru the body and teh rest of the coating on 1-3 came off after about an hour of playing. I changed out the strings almost immediately.

The elixirs played great on my guitar, BUT they sounded horrible when I plugged in. The Elixir continues to be the only acoustic string I'll buy, but it messes up my sound too much for my electric.


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post Sep 15 2007, 06:14 AM
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I usually go with Eagle 011-050 Yngström Stainless Steel; I recently started testing Harley Benton 010 Valuestrings, which are really, really cheap (about 1 EUR for a pack), but so far works out ok (they feel a bit wimpy compared to the Eagles I am used to, though).

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post Sep 15 2007, 06:22 AM
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I go to the guitar store and ask for a pack of 10s - i really cant hear the difference.

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post Sep 15 2007, 09:56 AM
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QUOTE (leedbreak @ Sep 14 2007, 05:26 AM) *
Wow, I have used GHS boomers forever, never have even tried another brand, hum, maybe I should

9-(I think it is 42). I can buy them for 5 bucks a set and have even found them at Walmart before. My shector had terrible strings on it when I tried it out in the store and it played like a dream then. But once home on went the boomers and I was tickled pink.


I had checked the Schecter site and found a Q&A that said they use GHS Boomers on all new guitars. My guitar sounded great when I bought it so after I figured out what they used I put some in and they sound better than the Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys I had on.
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post Sep 15 2007, 10:08 AM
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I use Carvin 9/42 on the Carvin just because that is what they set it up with and sent me like 40 sets of strings for it, I have EB super slinky 9/42 on my Ibanez and a set of Dean Markley mediums on my acoustic


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post Sep 15 2007, 10:12 AM
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EB super slinky 9/42

gotta love the eagle...
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post Sep 16 2007, 03:42 AM
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D'Addario 10-46


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post Sep 23 2007, 02:52 PM
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I currently have some kind of Fender strings (.09) that were given to me on my guitar.. and they sound pretty good, the only thing was after a couple of days, they were already really dirty and stuff.

The last strings I used were Elixir .09 and they lasted me a LONG time and only at the end did they start getting dirty. Definitely worth the extra money if you ask me.

After Elixir.. I guess Ernie Ball would be my 2nd choice. They last a little longer than the Fenders that are on my guitar right now.

It probably wouldn't matter how long they lasted if I had the money to buy new strings all the time, but I don't.


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post Sep 23 2007, 04:40 PM
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I use Gibson 08's on my Les Paul, and on My Cort X i use d'addario 09's smile.gif

Personally i find the ultra light 08's totally lush to play on! cool.gif


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post Sep 26 2007, 11:59 PM
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How thick strings are good for standard b or c tuning do you think?
I intend to try it out on one of my guitars (ESP eclipse)
It now has 0.10 standrad d tuning on.
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post Sep 29 2007, 02:12 AM
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I have 10's on my Schecter and keep it pretty much in dropped D tuned down one whole step (what is the quick name for that tuning?), they feel wayy too loose, esp the E string. I used to have 11s on it and it wasn't quite as bad. Non muted passages on the low strings sound way too sloppy since the strings are all over the place. I'm considering bumping up to 12s next time I restring.


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post Sep 29 2007, 02:25 AM
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Ghs 10-60 or ernie ball 10-48; 11-48


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post Sep 29 2007, 03:54 AM
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I'm going to buy some elixirs and see how I like them. Right now I use D'addario 10's.


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post Sep 29 2007, 04:09 AM
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D'Addario 9-42 at the minute.


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post Sep 29 2007, 08:23 AM
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QUOTE (Francis Viviers @ Sep 7 2007, 11:30 AM) *
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 ...



huh i dont know where you buy your strings but i just bought the newest elixers and they were like $15

QUOTE (Goliath @ Sep 28 2007, 08:12 PM) *
I have 10's on my Schecter and keep it pretty much in dropped D tuned down one whole step (what is the quick name for that tuning?), they feel wayy too loose, esp the E string. I used to have 11s on it and it wasn't quite as bad. Non muted passages on the low strings sound way too sloppy since the strings are all over the place. I'm considering bumping up to 12s next time I restring.



Drop D + 1 whole step down = Drop C
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post Sep 29 2007, 04:48 PM
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For the classical guitar, I use D'addario J46, always in tune mainly.
When I want to get more colorful sound, I use Augustine Red Regal. Regular Augustine strings tend to be out of tune, but Regal ones are nice.


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post Nov 11 2007, 07:13 AM
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First let me say that I am a beginner player so you guys that have a lot of experience with guitars might think its not a legit question. I changed a while back from the 9's that came with my Fender to 10's. There was such a dramatic change in tone from the guitar that I could not imagine ever putting 9's back on. It was like. 'Oh. Thats what the guitar is supposed to sound like'. I notice that most everyone here is using 9's and I figure its because of the style of play but don't you feel that you are losing a great deal of the tone your guitar can actually put out by using 9's? I take it its a trade off between bend ability and tone? Just a question.
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