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post #61 of 356 (permalink) Old 11-22-2002, 11:35 AM
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I'm a EB Super Slinky guy.
Tried quite a few different brands before settling on them. Even tried custom made strings and the EB were best as far as the tone/playability/price go.

It might be my imagination, but they seem much more elastic than the D'Addario's and therefore bend much easier.

Every 5-6 months I would buy one different brand and put it on a guitar for 2-3 weeks to try out, but I always go back to the Super Slinky.
The list of names on the back of the EB packet looks very reasuring as well.
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post #62 of 356 (permalink) Old 11-22-2002, 12:31 PM
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BZ Beetle: If you're having trouble finding strings locally, try ordering from JustStrings.com

They have the most unbelieveable selection... pretty much anything made by any manufacturer, they've got. They carry stuff that most stores just won't stock. I bought my GHS Boomers .010-.060 7-string sets through them, and i'm planning on ordering a few set sof the Low-Tune ones from them as well.
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post #63 of 356 (permalink) Old 11-27-2002, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by pumpkinlad
Ernie Ball Custom Set high to low - 11, 14, 18, 28, 38, 58
How does that play??

I play EB lite tops, Heavy bottoms 9-48.
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post #64 of 356 (permalink) Old 11-27-2002, 12:09 PM
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Dean Markley Blue Steel regular...
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post #65 of 356 (permalink) Old 11-27-2002, 02:58 PM
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Those are really excellent...but because of my tighter budget and the price encrease (15 bucks a pack times 6 guitars times a couple of times a year=way expensive) I had to go back to D'Addario...which aren't bad either...
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post #66 of 356 (permalink) Old 11-27-2002, 04:25 PM
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whatever's cheap... about the only ones I really can't stand are Blue Steels. After hearing everyone rave about them, I tried a set. They were coated in finger-cheese in about three weeks. Normally it takes at least four months to do that.
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post #67 of 356 (permalink) Old 12-06-2002, 06:07 PM
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I use Diaddario EXL120's and dean markley blue steel 9-42's, i have played diaddario and dean markleys for over 6 years and i love them,they are both excellent strings
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post #68 of 356 (permalink) Old 02-04-2003, 06:33 AM
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D'Addario EXL 9-42
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post #69 of 356 (permalink) Old 03-19-2003, 01:01 PM
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i find my D'addario XL medium gauge work the best for me, beucase i play alot of heavy rock but occasionally attempt to play some softer stuff. I find the strings work real good when trying to compromise.
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post #70 of 356 (permalink) Old 05-01-2003, 04:40 AM
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vinci "fresh lock" 009 set. there's not so much choice in Tianjin, but vinci has a really long sustain than daddario,and the tone is warmer.
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post #71 of 356 (permalink) Old 05-17-2003, 04:21 PM
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Re: What Guitar Strings do you use?

Originally Posted by Doink
GHS Boomers 9-42. I change strings about 2 or 3 times a year.
I use 9-46 and change 12 times a year (roughly)
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post #72 of 356 (permalink) Old 06-10-2003, 10:26 AM
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I have fallen in love with Gibson Vintage Reissue 9/42s and Gibson Bright Wires 9/42s. Great tone, very bright sounding (not muddy), last a long time, smooth and stay clean. I havn't played anything I've liked more.

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post #73 of 356 (permalink) Old 06-24-2003, 01:40 PM
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D'Addario EXL140 (010/013/017/030/042/052) on my Ibanez JS-90th HAM


Dean Markley Blue Steel (010/013/017/026/036/046) on my ESP 800-Series Telecaster

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post #75 of 356 (permalink) Old 06-12-2004, 03:34 AM
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the d'adario 10's. can't beat for the money, most pros use them unless endorsed by a lesser brand. These are the best sounding and best feel for shredding in my book, try and you will love. Plus by 10 packs for like 30 bucks
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