#1
i have a crappy electric guitar and im thinking that it would make it alittle better if i just put a good set of strings on it so im wondering wut kind of strings should i put on it?im looking for something under 60 dollars
#2
You can buy any set of strings really, ernie ball slinkys and DRs are the popular brands also elixirs, but they arent for everyone as they feel quite wierd

Theres no "best" strings, its all personal opinion. I went from fender bullets to elixirs to standard slinkys and now on beefy slinkys. Just try them out for yourself.
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#4
O.O you can buy strings over $60???
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#7
you can get a decent pack of strings for like 10-20$. try d'addarios or ernie balls.
#9
Elixir 9s. Ernie Balls rust too quickly imo.
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#10
Ernie Ball Super Slinkys are good
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#11
Id test out the Elixers. I swear by them.

But you need to change your strings every three to six months anyway. So test out some different kinds! Dont just stick with 1 brand.

Try Ernie ball slinkys. People love them. Also Elixers, and Dunlop Strings. Just try different kinds untill you find whats right for you!!
#13
Quote by nickdohle
Id test out the Elixers. I swear by them.

But you need to change your strings every three to six months anyway. So test out some different kinds! Dont just stick with 1 brand.

Try Ernie ball slinkys. People love them. Also Elixers, and Dunlop Strings. Just try different kinds untill you find whats right for you!!

3-6 months? Most people change them every month if they play a lot. Elixirs last a couple of months though.
Most strings start to loose their tone after a month or two.
#14
I like D'Addario EXL110's, but Ernie Ball Slinkies are good too.
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#15
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3-6 months? Most people change them every month if they play a lot. Elixirs last a couple of months though.
Most strings start to loose their tone after a month or two.


Well, i only use elixers so i change them about every 4 months.....
#16
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I just bought some D'Addario EXL110's and they are really nice.


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#17
different brands of strings really arent gonna do much (gauges are a different story entirely). also, with a $60 set of strings, every time you break one you are loosing $10. if you are like me that would turn out to be very pricey.
#18
$60 strings thats worth more than my strat
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#19
Quote by nickdohle
Id test out the Elixirs. I swear by them.

But you need to change your strings every three to six months anyway. So test out some different kinds! Dont just stick with 1 brand.

Try Ernie ball slinkys. People love them. Also Elixirs, and Dunlop Strings. Just try different kinds untill you find whats right for you!!


if you're going to swear by Elixir strings at least spell their name correctly anyway go and use elixir strings they are win.
#20
DR, Tite-Fit or Blues, I like 'em in 10's.

And even 24k gold strings are only 40 bucks or so.

I go through a pack every year or so when I'm feeling spendy, they're actually pretty cool.
Last for 4 months or so, compared to 1 month from Elixirs and about 2 weeks for regulars.
#21
Go for Ernie Ball Regular Slinky's.

I swear by them.
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#22
You could probably get some strings coated in gold and they would eat up your £60 (used to make them cause gold does not rust)
#23
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if you're going to swear by Elixir strings at least spell their name correctly anyway go and use elixir strings they are win.


Yea i deserved that one...
#25
I love the sound of Ernie Ball Slinkys. I had to stop using them tho, my supersweat made fast work of them