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Old 08-27-2008, 02:22 AM   #1
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Best electric guitar strings??!?

What is a good brand of electric guitar strings that give the best sound?

For example, on my acoustic i use JP strings and sometimes elixers, but i am an electric guitar nooby so any help would be great.
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:23 AM   #2
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oh and my electric guitar is an ibanez s520EX
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:25 AM   #3
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I love DRs... but I've only used Ernie Balls and DRs, so I can't really compare them to other brands. Ernies aren't that good imo.
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:26 AM   #4
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Elixer makes nice electric strings but they're not cheap. I use Ernie Ball because of the price and quality.
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:28 AM   #5
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well i use ernie ball regular slinky, they sound pretty good, plus you can find them virtually anywhere, plus alot of artists use them from what i hear.
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:29 AM   #6
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How do daddario strings compare ??

That's all i use and maybe i should try new stuff ?
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:35 AM   #7
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Go out and get some Ernie Ball .10's... they'll get the job done :-D
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:37 AM   #8
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hearin a lot about the Ernie Ball strings. They must be pretty decent. I'm suprised there are no other mentionings. I browsed through the acoustic string post and saw all sorts of brands.

Anyone else have any opinions on the best sounding electric guitar strings?
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:38 AM   #9
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Ernie Ball seem to respond to dynamic playing a little better. I've tried basically every other brand you can mention and I've always found the others to sound a little flat and often produce too much low frequency for my liking. Ernie Ball are much more balanced and clear-sounding.
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:39 AM   #10
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Ernie's Balls....

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Old 08-27-2008, 02:46 AM   #11
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Ernie Balls or GHS boomers.
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just so i can get a better idea, what strings are the bands like, KSE using and herman li and any other big band you can think of, using?
P.S. i know herman li isn't a band :P
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just so i can get a better idea, what strings are the bands like, KSE using and herman li and any other big band you can think of, using?
P.S. i know herman li isn't a band :P


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Kirk Hammett, James Hetfeild, Story of the year, and a lot of other big name bands are using Ernie ball strings.
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any particular model of Ernie Ball good for a decent price?
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oh and apparently avenged sevenfold uses Ernie Ball
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oh and apparently avenged sevenfold uses Ernie Ball


There's a huge list of bands/artists on the back of each pack of Ernie Ball's that states who uses them.
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any particular model of Ernie Ball good for a decent price?

depends
i use regular slinky(10's) on all my guitars, and they can do anything from E to drop B comfortably (after actions adjustments) but if you're going lower, i'd say get 11s
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:11 AM   #18
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so changing the topic to more specific...which type of ernie ball is the best for a more rock approach to guitar. And even some more alternative rock sound.
I see the following types listed:

Nickel Wound
Reinforced Plain Steel
Pure Nickel
Stainless Steel

And what guage would be fairly easy to play but not sacrifice sound. I like to use Medium and medium lights on my acoustic but any thicker would make it much more dificult to play.

What electric guage would be the equivilant to acoustic mediums i guess is what i'm saying
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:13 AM   #19
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depends
i use regular slinky(10's) on all my guitars, and they can do anything from E to drop B comfortably (after actions adjustments) but if you're going lower, i'd say get 11s


what type? like nickel or steel or what?
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what type? like nickel or steel or what?

regular slinkys are nickel.
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