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post #1 of 82 (permalink) Old 08-30-2009, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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D'addario vs Ernie Ball

So, I tried out some Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys, and to be honest, not impressed at all. With me they corroded within the first few days, so I'm intrested in seeing what you guys think of them compared to other brands (especially D'addario). Brightness, Action Buzz, Intonation, Durability etc.

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post #2 of 82 (permalink) Old 08-30-2009, 05:05 AM
 
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Re: D'addario vs Ernie Ball

I think there is somwhere another thread about this. There was a debate on this forum about it.

I should add you put only 2 brands in this. There are a lot more.
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Re: D'addario vs Ernie Ball

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I think there is somwhere another thread about this. There was a debate on this forum about it.

I should add you put only 2 brands in this. There are a lot more.
Did a search, couldn't find anything

I only put two brands because I only wanted to comapre the two that I had switched from.
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post #4 of 82 (permalink) Old 08-30-2009, 06:25 AM
 
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Re: D'addario vs Ernie Ball

D'addario's for me.

I used Ernie Ball for years, but D'addario sound just a bit longer bright imo.
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Re: D'addario vs Ernie Ball

i vote ernie because on the pack it says vai, gilbert jimmy page use them...

but seriously, they're the only brand i use (10-46) and i've been using them for like 2 years because i can't be bothered trying anything else. they seem to work fine.
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Re: D'addario vs Ernie Ball

I“ve used D“Addario, Dean Markley and Ernie ball. Dean Markley and D“Addario are stiffer to me but sound a little better. I prefer D“Addario“s playability. With them loaded the trem gargles like mad but the G string is harmonically "dead" in most of the packs I have bought.
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post #7 of 82 (permalink) Old 08-30-2009, 11:25 AM
 
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Re: D'addario vs Ernie Ball

Ebs feel horrible to me after about two hours of playing.
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Re: D'addario vs Ernie Ball

I have tried both and I don't really pay much attention to which one is better but I do tend to find myself buying Ernie Ball Slinkys more often than not
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post #9 of 82 (permalink) Old 08-30-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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Re: D'addario vs Ernie Ball

it only says on the EB pack that vai, page, gilbert etc because they pay them millions of dollars to endorse them.
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post #10 of 82 (permalink) Old 08-30-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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Re: D'addario vs Ernie Ball

Erine Ball seems to work with all of my guitars well.
Tried D'addario, and they died really really quick.
And they didn't seem to stay in tune as well.
And I can't stand anything coated.
Each to their own.
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Re: D'addario vs Ernie Ball

I prefer Ernie Ball to D'addario. By a lot. Of course I prefer DR to Ernie Ball but...
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post #12 of 82 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 06:27 AM
 
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Re: D'addario vs Ernie Ball

I use EB on my 7 string, and D'addario on my 6 string. I tend to play my 7 more often.....
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Re: D'addario vs Ernie Ball

D'Addario have the colored ends, that look nice and pretty on my headstock.....
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Re: D'addario vs Ernie Ball

D'Addario for me. I tried them once and sticked with them.
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post #15 of 82 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 07:46 AM
 
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Re: D'addario vs Ernie Ball

D'Addario , My Ebs died way to quick.
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