#1
I'm in need of some good strings. I've us D'adarrio strings which are good but I notice I get some unwanted buzz when using drop tunings. I used another make of strings but they lasted about 3 months then broke.

Basically I'm in need of strings that are versatile (music style wise and tuning wise) but don't brake easily.
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#3
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DR strings are the shit.



I meant good as in they last a long time. I paid more for some strings that wern't much better but lasted half the time.
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#4
If you want long-lasting strings, get Elixirs. I strung my SG up with some Elixir 0.09-0.42s and they've been lasting me for about a month now. No serious rusting at the moment. I used to use ernie ball's which lasted me no more than 3 weeks before rusting.
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#5
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If you want long-lasting strings, get Elixirs. I strung my SG up with some Elixir 0.09-0.42s and they've been lasting me for about a month now. No serious rusting at the moment. I used to use ernie ball's which lasted me no more than 3 weeks before rusting.



I wouldn't call a month long lasting. Unless your picking too hard or not using a correct method.

I can get my strings to last 5 months sometimes and thats with lots of changing of tunings.
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#6
Iv heard the Zakk wylde custom 1s that r like 10- 60's i think, last a while and sound great for jazz, rock, and especially around the C# range of drop tuning
#7
Usually buzz has more to do with the setup of the guitar. When you downtune, you're slacking the strings, giving them a lot more play than they would have in higher tunings, and that extra floppiness can create buzzing. Brand is just a personal preference in most cases (I prefer DR), but I would try going to a heavier string gauge to maintain the same tension in the drop tunings, something like a light top, heavy bottom for better tension on the low strings.

And yes, Elixirs last a long time if that's what you're looking for.
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#8
Quote by WARLOCK123
I wouldn't call a month long lasting. Unless your picking too hard or not using a correct method.

I can get my strings to last 5 months sometimes and thats with lots of changing of tunings.


I meant I've had it on for a month now, but it's still going strong.

Also, I sweat a lot in my palms so that adds to the oxidation process.
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#9
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I meant I've had it on for a month now, but it's still going strong.

Also, I sweat a lot in my palms so that adds to the oxidation process.



Ahh, that would explain rusting after 3 weeks.
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#10
Try D'addario medium tops, heavy bottoms for drop tunings, You already use D'addrio, and the thicker gauge on the lower strings should fix the buzz that you get.
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#11
really??? I change my strings like in a month in a half at least, just because it's always good to toss some new ones on there. Iv always used GHS boomers but i got a pack of coated titanium ernie balls and they are doing fine. Idk its COMPLETELY preference. Get your guitar set up if its always buzzing. try some different strings out.
#13
DUNLOP, they've always worked for me and stayed in tune for days. If you don't try them then you'll never know the true meaning of perfect.
#14
Quote by cjp835
Usually buzz has more to do with the setup of the guitar. When you downtune, you're slacking the strings, giving them a lot more play than they would have in higher tunings, and that extra floppiness can create buzzing. Brand is just a personal preference in most cases (I prefer DR), but I would try going to a heavier string gauge to maintain the same tension in the drop tunings, something like a light top, heavy bottom for better tension on the low strings.

And yes, Elixirs last a long time if that's what you're looking for.


+1, the brand of strings you choose wont affect fret buzz as much as the gauge
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