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post #1 of 356 (permalink) Old 01-12-2001, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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What Guitar Strings do you use?

I used to use ErnieBall Hybrid Slinky 09-46
But I want to try others

Any suggestion?
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post #2 of 356 (permalink) Old 01-12-2001, 11:49 AM
 
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Try Ernie Ball Super Slinky(the pink package) 09-42. I love 'em and have used them exclusivly for years.

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All future string discussion will be in this topic. Thanks... glen

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What Guitar Strings do you use?

You'll probably get as many diferent replies as there will be posters on this thread. I prefer DiAddario 09's, Kev prefers DR strings, some prefer Blue Steel, some go with even more 'boutique' selections. Basically, TRY THEM ALL! Everytime you change strings throw on a different brand, you'll quickly learn/remember what you did and did not like about each. Just because *I* like something doesn't mean you will, and vice versa. If you are having a fast string corrosion problem as many in the southern states do, there will be other recomendations for those (I believe in the old forum FAQ archive).
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One thing I recommend is once you finalize your string selection, to STAY with the same ones. It makes steup alot easier. Change them often too. Good luck... glen
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Fender Nickel Rockers - 9 - 42. *Killer strings, sweet tone
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post #7 of 356 (permalink) Old 01-12-2001, 04:59 PM
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D'Addario exl 09-42
simpel & nice
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post #8 of 356 (permalink) Old 01-12-2001, 05:31 PM
 
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What Guitar Strings do you use?

GHS Boomers 9-42. I change strings about 2 or 3 times a year.
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post #9 of 356 (permalink) Old 01-12-2001, 07:42 PM
 
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D'darrio XL's .009 to .042 with a .054 for a low B on my 7's. *I find the D'darrio's tend to be a little easier to break but they are the cleanest feeling strings and the brightest sounding one's I have found. *Of course your amp setup and playing style will affect how the strings sound and perform too. *As was already said, try 'em all. *Once you find your favorite ones, stick with 'em.
Oh yeah, I change my strings about once every 2 weeks. *Unfortunately it's on about 4 different guitars every 2 weeks. *But D'darrio gives you players points for cool stuff too. *If they still offered the Zion guitar I'd probably have enough points for it now!!!
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post #10 of 356 (permalink) Old 01-13-2001, 01:17 AM
 
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What Guitar Strings do you use?

Usually DR tite-fit 9-46's, but I'm trying out some GHS B52s (9-46, made the set up myself) right now..
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post #11 of 356 (permalink) Old 01-13-2001, 06:05 PM
 
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Dean Markley .009-.042 for me. I used to love GHS Boomers but the quality seemed to go way downhill as of late.
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post #12 of 356 (permalink) Old 01-15-2001, 04:28 AM
 
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I have now Dean Markleys Blue Steel Strings (9-42) and they actually last longer and have a nice bright tone. They cost quite much but i think they are worth that.
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post #13 of 356 (permalink) Old 01-15-2001, 04:46 AM
 
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You could try different string cauges too.:lame:
I usually use 9-42, but now I'm having DR 8-38, and
their really great, donīt stay in tune so easily, but I can live with that. They donīt have so much sustain when bending, but nothing major. I also like the thin "yngwie" sound Iīm getting from them. The strings donīt seem to break so easily, but I have to change them a lot sooner.
Recently I had EB 10-46īs, that stayed in tune pretty well,lasted quite long, and had a good sound, but they really cut of the skin on my fingers, and I couldnīt play more than a couple of hours, coz every bend started to hurt like H*ll.Had a great sustain though!
Iīm always changing brand, but I used a few times DM Blue Steelīs, IMHO they were OK, but nothing special.
But I wouldnīt advice to use 8-38īs with a Floyd...

Just my 0.02$:cheesy:
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BTW - Yes, I have fragile fingers !
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post #14 of 356 (permalink) Old 01-15-2001, 11:23 AM
 
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What Guitar Strings do you use?

D'Addario EXL 09-42
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post #15 of 356 (permalink) Old 01-15-2001, 03:24 PM
 
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What Guitar Strings do you use?

D'Addario EXL120+, 0.0095-0.044 I believe, since I don't keep the packets and haven't got any to hand. For some reason, the idea of being halfway between 9s and 10s appealed to me at one point. Now I just use them because they last pretty good, and I can't really face re-intonating all of my guitars if I went back to 10s.
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