#1
i am having to change the strings on my epiphone g-400 for the first time since i got it two weeks ago as the strings have been causing blisters and skin to break up. i already have a set of ernie ball regular slinkys from my old electric for over a year and the packagin has not been opened, any way my question is are the titainium coated slinkys worth the extra cost over the regular slinkys as i would be looking at getting aet of string to keep around incase i have to change my strings.
#2
hmm, ernie ball strings arent the best. Try D'addarios or Elixir Nanowebs.

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#4
Quote by britishsligean
the strings have been causing blisters and skin to break up.


I thought that was the purpose of playing guitar besides expressing yourself, to tear your hands up.

Quote by Silver-spear94
hmm, ernie ball strings arent the best. Try D'addarios or Elixir Nanowebs.


Those are good recommends IMO
#5
I've had nothing but crap experiance with ernie balls even the titanium ones. I work in a music shop so have tried a **** load of strings. Elixir all the way!!!
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#6
Clinical Notes, do you have any problems with Elixir's? ive been contemplating getting a set, but theyre twice the price of Daddarios and im wary.

anyone used KFK (kerry king) sig strings?

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#7
Quote by Silver-spear94
hmm, ernie ball strings arent the best. Try D'addarios or Elixir Nanowebs.


i use ernie ball regular slinky i had d addarios but they rusted really bad (in about a week) and i wipe my strings down frequently
i like elixirs on an acoustic but its to slick for me on an electric for me
i tried the titaniums and i personally didnt notice any difference from the regular slinkys
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#8
Elixers, they sound great, some people say they break easy, but that's probably because they're beating the crap out of a 9 gauge set.

The only tolerable pack I'd get from ernie are the purple 11 gauge. Their 9's & 10's are rubbish.
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#9
ive had the same set of Daddarios now for atleast 3 months (bad habit to keep them that long i know) and theyre actually still playable.

im pretty amazed actually. 9 gauge strings, its rare for them to last that long, any brand.

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#10
Quote by Silver-spear94
ive had the same set of Daddarios now for atleast 3 months (bad habit to keep them that long i know) and theyre actually still playable.

im pretty amazed actually. 9 gauge strings, its rare for them to last that long, any brand.



Yes, D'Addario has excellent life span.
#12
ernie ball are pretty good i use the power ones (purple package) and they were pretty good but the beefy (yellow) are much better and what i currently use. d'addario im not sure since i've never really tried them and elixers are pretty cool for acoustic but electric not so much
#13
why is everyone hating on ernie ball strings? Ive been using them for like a year. just last month i tested dean markley, ernie ball, d'addario and ghs and found the ernie ball's were the best. I use 10.-52. gauge (dark orange package) and ive had the same ones for 2 months and are still in decent condition.
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#14
eb's suck, try dunlop or dadderio, the eb's break on me all the time and dont last as long.
and trust me i tried to use eb's, i wanted to like them..after 10 years of trying i gave up and went dadderio, i havent had any problems since, been using dadderio for over 10 years now, dunlops are just as good too
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#15
Quote by XeroDivide
Yes, D'Addario has excellent life span.

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#16
I couldnt disagree more. EB's > Daddario and Dunlop by far. The new packaging helps with any rust issues, and tone wise - I think EB's are far superior for what I look for.
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