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#1
Okay, I am thinking about getting some today. How do they sound on your guitar? I have a Fender Strat.

Anyways, I was also wondering if anybody knows what Earnie Ball Classic ROCK N ROOL strings sound like? Explain, please. Thanks
#2
Ernie Balls are pretty much the best sounding strings out there, and their feel is amazing too. Unfortunately, if you play a lot they won't last more than a week.
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#3
ive only ever used slinky top heavy bottom on my shecter
they sounded OK.. i didnt actually like them that much. i got d'darios or some **** like that

EDIT ^ So thats why the broke? LAWL
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#4
I tried them once, I didn't think there was anything particularly special, and it broke literally the day after I put it on. d'Addarios are so much better.
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Ernie Balls are pretty much the best sounding strings out there, and their feel is amazing too. Unfortunately, if you play a lot they won't last more than a week.


This.
#9
try many string types before settling. I can say for a fact i HATE ernie balls.
They break like spiderweb for me. I think I have acid sweat. I am currently using GHS, however my favourite are Dean Markley. But that's just me. Goodluck on your search.

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#13
They're some of the few strings I dislike. They feel weird to me and you need a new pack every two weeks or so. They sound good though as long as they last.

Hey, if you have a Strat, getting Fender Bullets is better than anything else if you use your whammy bar a lot. Strings with ball ends have some play if the whammy is pressed down, so they are likely to move a little and cause your guitar to go out of tune easily. Strings with bullet ends won't do so because of the bullet ends' shape.

If you have a fixed bridge though or don't use your whammy much ball ended strings will suffice. I recommend:
D'Addarios - cheap and of high quality.
Fenders - a little more expensive than D'Addarios, but they sound good the second you put them on your guitar, unlike the D'Addarios which need to be played for at least 3-4 days before they sound right.
Elixirs - very expensive, but you'll actually save money with those because they last ages.

Soundwise most nickel wound strings are the same to me after a few days of playing.
#14
i love ernie balls, i use 42-09's, i think their preety durable, feel great.. but that fresh string sound doesnt last.. good thing their cheap eh
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unlike the D'Addarios which need to be played for at least 3-4 days before they sound right.


i thought all strings are like that....you do stretch your strings dont you?
#16
i usually use them. i have prs string atm but when i change strings again it will be ernies.
#17
ernies are great. mine have lasted up to 2 months ( obviously not with the "fresh" sound, but without breaking ) but i wouldnt recomend them if your putting them on a floyd style bridge, as string changes are a pain and theyd break really fast if u do a lot of divebombing and wanking.
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i thought all strings are like that....you do stretch your strings dont you?

Sure, but what does that have to do with anything?
#19
i use ernie ball super slinky 9's, always have, they last pretty long for me if i keep cleaning them.

but after about 1.5 months i dare not bend more than 2 steps on the b or e strings, or much more than 1 step if i've just picked it up and they are cold.
#20
does titanium reinforcement do anything substantial for the tone, feel or durability?
#22
i like the regular slinkys better than the d'addarios i used to use...i find the earie balls are much faster/slider and they keep that newness/fastness for longer than d'addarios...
#23
I have tried a few different strings on my fender, dean markly ones give it a slight rock tone, but the most favourite i like is the Regular Slinkys and to say they do not last long is not the case with me, they last ok amount of time and i play mine everyday, before i had it it was my uncles and he used to play it with Regular slinkys on stage, super slinkys are a bit thin and break easily if pitch bending alot, plus they are not expensive so if they do go, just replace with new set.
#24
I've never had a single Ernie Ball string break on me. I've had D'addario, Fender, Elixir and DR strings, and I find that the Ernie Balls not only sound the best, but they last longer than any other strings I've tried. (other than elixir)
#25
I have only played on Ernie Ball's since my second guitar, before that I played with some either d'addrio's or d'aquesto (knockoff?) I much prefer the ernie's though, on my tele I haven't played in like a year I have 1 year old ernie's, none of them broke . and they sound pretty much like a rock string although they lose the new sound after a day of good playing
#26
I play with the ernie ball classic "rock n roll" strings, they're pure nickel wound 10-46 gauge.
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#27
I use Ernie Ball strings. They feel and sound pretty good in my opinion. And they can last pretty long if you clean them. I clean mine with the Dunlop string cleaner/conditioner thingy after every use.
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#28
I use superslinky's and they're great, I don't see why ppl are sayin they break either. I play several hours a day, and they can last me a month or two
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#29
ernie ball hybrids for me, i really don`t have the problems people are saying, i use my Floyd to do some insane sqeals, like i`ll lift the guitar up by the bar doing a pinch harmonic Kerry King style and other crazy things with the bar, and it`s rare that my strings break, they have broke but not on stage, GHS are the WORST for breaking, they just suck. i use to use the GHS boomers b4 i switched to the Hybrids
#30
Been using eb's for about 2 years now, beefy slinkies usually .. great strings imo, fit what I play perfectly, may not be the same for you TS ... try out a lot of different brands and stick with what you like.
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#31
i tried ernie balls on my strat and i thought they were awful, the classic fender tone was just gone.

i like fender bullets, great tone.
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#32
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I use Ernie Ball strings. They feel and sound pretty good in my opinion. And they can last pretty long if you clean them. I clean mine with the Dunlop string cleaner/conditioner thingy after every use.


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#33
Right now I'm using a set of medium (im nto sure exactly what specifically) gauge Dean Markley strings, and they have lasted forever, and they sound fine to me.
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#34
I use Ernie Ball Super Slinky .09 gauge on my SG and my JS100. They sound awesome, and they can take a beating!
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#38
They are great strings, don't tend to break a lot aswell. However, they don't last very long and tend to lose its looks.
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