#1
i'm looking for recommendations on strings. i like to play heavy rock/ heavy metal. i have an epi les paul standard. looking for brand and gauge suggestions, thanks.
#3
Depends on what tuning your planning on playing in, and you should just get whichever feels most comfortable for you. Personally I like daddario 9s, and i play in standard and drop d.
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#5
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what tunings do you play?


woops forgot that. mostly standard tuned. sometimes dropped down half a step though.
#6
I'd say some DR 11's. They're the best I've played to date.
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#9
Depends what you're used to. If your current strings are too slack, get one gauge heavier. Too tight, one gauge lower. Try light top heavy bottom for drop tuning.

DR make great strings (as has been said)

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will the nut cause any problem with heavier gauge strings?


depends how thick the strings are. If you want a 0.68 on your 6th, I would imagine you'd need to file the nut
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#10
I always go for lighter strings to play metal

uber squeelies!

Plus on a LP heavier strings in standard tuning are tight as hell
#11
Light strings for metal? Why would you want less clear tone and less sustain?
I personally can't stand anything lighter than 10's. They get out of tune easier too. I play standard as well as dropped with 11's and they're perfect for metal and classic rock.
edit: and a LP stock nut won't break unless you put 12's on, it happened to my sg.
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#12
D'addario strings are nice, they last me quite a while and I've never broken one. They do a 9.5 gauge which is awesome.
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#14
I use Dean Markley 11-52, with a wound 3rd, tuned in C standard.

It's a little loose for most people, maybe should be put up into C#, but I like it loose...
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#16
i just put some 9s on my strat and they are bad for downtuning, and i find them to be a little bit light, im gonna go back to skinny top heavy bottoms when i wear these out
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#17
Quote by wildwildwes594
Light strings for metal? Why would you want less clear tone and less sustain?
I personally can't stand anything lighter than 10's. They get out of tune easier too. I play standard as well as dropped with 11's and they're perfect for metal and classic rock.
edit: and a LP stock nut won't break unless you put 12's on, it happened to my sg.


Lighter strings for faster lead parts, thicker strings for rythm. So, for example, I play all lead parts so I have thinner strings (10's in D standard). Rythm guitarist in my band uses 12's.
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#18
for me i use:

standard/drop D - Dunlop 10's

drop C / C sharp standard / drop c sharp - at the moment ernie ball 11's

7 string - have yet to have they joys of restring-ing

drop z - 100's

i alternate leads and rythems in my band
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#20
depends on how you want your sound....for example if you want a brighter sound get hexcore strings...but if you want more of a deeper tone then get round core strings....brands dont really matter....its just whats on the inside of the string that counts...i just go with D'addarios since there cheap.....that or DR strings are good for budget.
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#21
Quote by kakos
for me i use:

standard/drop D - Dunlop 10's

drop C / C sharp standard / drop c sharp - at the moment ernie ball 11's

7 string - have yet to have they joys of restring-ing

drop z - 100's

i alternate leads and rythems in my band



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#22
I use barbed wire.


On a serious note, i play metal and i use D 'Addario Light top/Heavy bottoms. You have nice heavy strings for the rhythm stuff, and lighter strings for some solo work. I suggest trying those out.
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yes Drop Z - its a tuning didnt you know .. the most BR00ta1 players use it ...