#1
alright so i have been playing guitar for about a year now. and one of my strings recently broke. (i have a fender cd-40) and i was just wondering if there is a sertain type of string i should buy? (the G string broke)
#3
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You should replace them about every few months at least...Try custom lights. Usually they're the most common one in the shop.
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#4
Christ your strings must be in horrible condition
My advice is try some Ernie Ball Super Slinkys if you don't have extremely strong fingers, or if you want to build up a bit of strength, try some Regular Slinkys
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#5
As said before, Ernie Ball Slinkys are the best way to go, my preferred strings actually.

And yes, change them every few months. It does wonders, especially if your strings are rusted to high hell, which I can imagine they are by this point.
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Christ your strings must be in horrible condition
My advice is try some Ernie Ball Super Slinkys if you don't have extremely strong fingers, or if you want to build up a bit of strength, try some Regular Slinkys



i agree with this guy
#7
Honestly... it really doesn't matter at this point in your playing. Any strings will do; try to find something around $5 and if you like them go back buy a 12 pack to save some cash. Change them whenever they start to sound dead (or you run your finger along the high E and feel lots of grime).

DONT get suckered into buying anything like Cleartone or Elixir strings. The D-Bags at guitar center love to push those on people who just don't know any better.
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#8
Slinky's are good. I have recently been using Dunlop Standard Electric medium (10 gauge) strings which I have been liking.
#9
Budget?
Location?
Willing to buy used?
Gigging or practice?
Genres?
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#10
^ how can you use used strings?
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#11
If you've only been playing a year string brand doesnt much matter At this point, just go with the cheaper strings, Ernie Balls, D’Addario’s etc. The fancy “titanium coated” or whatever they are don’t really perform that much better, especially having only been playing a year you’re not gonna notice a big difference and its just more money. Don’t get the “First Act” strings though, they’re not good. You’re probably gonna want .09’s or .10’s if you’re playing in standard tunings. I’d say don’t listen to everyone else saying change your strings every few month, to me it just seems like pissing money out the window, if you still think they sound good leave them on as long as you want. I generally only change mine when they break. Personally I prefer the tone of worn-in strings to that of brand new ones, but that’s just me
#12
get some dunlop strings 10's for standard tuning and 11's for half step down
they last longer and dont break, i also recommend dunlop 65 ultra glide string cleaner
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