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post #301 of 355 (permalink) Old 12-31-2011, 09:41 PM
 
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Re: What Guitar Strings do you use?

yeah i don't use the pentatonics as much as locrian,mixolydian,Aeolin,harmonic and melodic minor, dorian and phrygian. those are the ones i use the most. I actualy need to brush up on my pentatonics pretty badly
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post #302 of 355 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012, 01:49 PM
 
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Re: What Guitar Strings do you use?

If that's the case, you need a little tension. At least for Paul Gilbert's precision picking, thinner won't cut it. For all three playing styles, medium tension makes sense. Yngwie is pretty moderate with his bends in comparison to Slash or Kim Thayil.

SIDE NOTE: Even though, it would be nice to have a Yngwie signature on the side, I have yet to see someone who was willing to scallop their entire fretboard.
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post #303 of 355 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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Re: What Guitar Strings do you use?

For years I've been using D'addario XL .9 - .42. Though for ages I've often wondered about using thicker gauge strings for a fuller low end sound.
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post #304 of 355 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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EXL120s :yesway:
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post #305 of 355 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 05:28 PM
 
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EXL120s :yesway:
Yep, I guess that's the name of the strings I was thinking about!
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post #306 of 355 (permalink) Old 05-01-2012, 04:25 PM
 
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Re: What Guitar Strings do you use?

D'addario EXL 120. thats .9-.42
i love them
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post #307 of 355 (permalink) Old 07-14-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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Re: What Guitar Strings do you use?

Hi,
was using GHS Boomers 10-46 and those were pretty stiff, tried then 9-42 of Elixir (liked them), SIT (nice, bit stiffier than other brands) Dunlop (liked them), now Daddario 9-42 and I personally think, those lose tone bit earlier. I had a feeling that the nice warm metal tone was away after two hours.

On other note, I start to think, that it is interesting to check resistance of string brands. I would say that Daddarios are softer than Dunlop and those are softer than SIT. From what I heard GHS are very stiff strings. Some say those are like barbed wire. That leads me to the idea, that some 10s could be practically tensioned same way as others 9s. Probably floppiest brand is EB, what I heard.

This applied for double floter 25,5 scale guitars, not even tried 24,7 before. All strings were also nickel wounded, I think. Maybe the biggest difference would be shape of core and material... pure nickel vs nickel wound... Always wanted to try pure nickel only, but have not yet.
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post #308 of 355 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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Re: What Guitar Strings do you use?

Ernie Ball Slinkys 9g i get boxes for free lol.
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post #309 of 355 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 06:05 AM
 
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Re: What Guitar Strings do you use?

Elixir 10-52's all day err' day.
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post #310 of 355 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 06:10 AM
 
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Re: What Guitar Strings do you use?

D'Adario EX110 for both standard turning and half tone down.
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post #311 of 355 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 04:43 PM
 
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Re: What Guitar Strings do you use?

ernie ball slinkys 10s these get me that sound in my head.
but i just put 9s on today the sissy strings lol. i might try 8s next bb king uses them he said with 10s your working too hard
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post #312 of 355 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 05:38 PM
 
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Re: What Guitar Strings do you use?

Elixir 9-42. Been using them for 7 years and havent looked back.
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post #313 of 355 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 06:03 PM
 
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Re: What Guitar Strings do you use?

If you haven't tried the new Cobalt slinky strings by Ernie Ball then you are missing out - they cost a little bit more but they are well worth...I used to think that most of the major string brands were pretty comparable and I didnt notice a huge difference between them but the difference with the Cobalt strings is noticeably better...imho
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Re: What Guitar Strings do you use?

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If you haven't tried the new Cobalt slinky strings by Ernie Ball then you are missing out - they cost a little bit more but they are well worth...I used to think that most of the major string brands were pretty comparable and I didnt notice a huge difference between them but the difference with the Cobalt strings is noticeably better...imho

I've read reviews stating the opposite.Haven't tried by myself yet, but I guess it's a personal taste, as for many guitar-oriented gear...
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post #315 of 355 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 10:49 PM
 
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Re: What Guitar Strings do you use?

I'm happy with the regular Ernie Ball Super Slinky strings
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