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Old 03-27-2013, 02:27 AM   #1
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Guitar strings best brand..

Well I need new strings for my electric guitar, and I wondering what (for you) Is the best strings to go with? I heard ernie ball is good...
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:35 AM   #2
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Assuming your a beginner, to be honest it doesnt really matter. Get whats cheap. Whats more important is considering the gauges (how thick the strings are) that you buy, as this will drastically affect tension playability of the strings.
If your in standard tuning I'd start of with either a 42-9 (very light) or 46-10 (light/medium).

However you can get strings like Elixr's which last longer and dont rust and lose tone as quickly
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:36 AM   #3
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:38 AM   #4
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Ultraussie's right. I love Ernie Balls though.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:02 AM   #5
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Yeah what tuning you're gonna play in matters a lot..if you're new and gonna play standard I'd just say get D'addario exl110 since they're cheap, available everywhere and good quality

If you're getting picky about what sound/tone you want to create you'll just have to experiment with different sets from different brands and find the one you like
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:02 AM   #6
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This guy in the previous thread said he used Jazz 0.13?! Is that for tuning to Drop Z?
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:12 AM   #7
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This guy in the previous thread said he used Jazz 0.13?! Is that for tuning to Drop Z?

I use 12-56s for D standard. Often times it's just a matter of feel.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:15 AM   #8
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Ernie ball's are good. Pretty much the only brand i've used for the past few years.
The regular strings are okay if you don't know what kind to go for.

Although lately i've started to love the 'hybrid slinky' strings they make. Easier to bend the G/B/e strings while the low strings still pack a decent punch.

Haven't managed to snap an ernie ball string yet (another reason why i love them).
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:26 AM   #9
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Ernie ball's are cheap & good. I'd avoid the upgraded coated strings. They didn't last a great deal longer for me & I prefer just buying two packs of originals.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:32 AM   #10
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I use Elixir Nanowebs. They last long, sound good after a long time, don't rust. I tried ernie balls because they're cheap but they break fast
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:58 AM   #11
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i personally swear to elixir strings, but its really all personal preference
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:37 AM   #12
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elixir nanoweb with ant-rust coated steels
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