#1
I plan on changing strings today finally. Any suggestions on some good brands, gauge, ect?
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#2
I always like rotosound 10's
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#4
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I always like rotosound 10's


nice. i use the same, suits my les paul fine
#5
Elixir or DR .10's. Both of them truly bring out the best in my Les Paul. of course, it's all a matter of personal preference...
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#6
^I find That they last much longer than ernie balls
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#7
try the GHS David Gilmour Red Sig pack, they've got a 50 top and a 10.5 bottom, their quite nice

actually I would recommend ordering like 5 or six new sets one from a list of companies, I recently did that and Ive gotten to the Elixir NanoWebs, the David Gilmour set, and I still have EB's, Blue Steels, and a couple others. Kind of helps you get a feel for what you like and what sounds good to you
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#8
gibson vintage reissues. best sound i've found but they don't last as long. The elixir nanowebs last a long time but don't sound as great.
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#9
best ones I've tried so far as Pyramid strings, but... those are $24 a set so.... I'm generally ok with just using Ernie Balls.

as for gauge, it depends, I like using bright, PAF style pickups which can sometimes sound a little thin if I'm using strings that are too light so I generally stay in that 48-11 range.
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#10
I only use elixirs, 10's on my paul. Singing tone and great playability!
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#11
I've tried Elixirs and they sounded absolutely horrible
Too much coating, IMO. Very dull tone. Just my opinion, though.
#12
Elixir 10's as well....nanowebs. They sound good, lasted me a good 3 months of constant play until one broke. I only had D'Adad EXL110's when the string broke and I can't stand them now and want more elixirs.
#13
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I've tried Elixirs and they sounded absolutely horrible
Too much coating, IMO. Very dull tone. Just my opinion, though.

Were they the polyweb or nanoweb? The thinner coatings on the nano makes a big difference.
#14
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Were they the polyweb or nanoweb? The thinner coatings on the nano makes a big difference.

I'm not sure but I think it was Polyweb. I only got them because the store was out of Ernie Ball Coated's. I use regular Slinkys now, though.
#15
I use Dean Markley Blue Steels on all of my guitars, but the gauge changes depending on the guitar. I highly recommend them to anyone, especially for electric guitar players. They last a long time, and I really like the way the steel feels as opposed to nickel.
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#16
I'll just mention that most of the classic Les Paul tones - take Jimmy Page for example - were recorded with the lightest strings that could be found. Very often the high E was a banjo string - guage 0.008!
0.009s are a safe bet for a classic tone, 0.010s will be tenser and more versatile should you want to do some chugging or jazzing. If you like a bit of tension, 0.11s are a good bet - any higher guages I consider as being "specialised," for the afforementioned chugging and jazzing.

Brand wise I personally use D'addarios - they last donkeys' years, feel great (particularly for legato) and sound pretty good too, although there's a lot of personal preference involved with brand. Either D'addarios or Ernies are safe all around bets. If you're lazy and tend to change strings one by one as they break I'd have the Ernies because they're packaged one by one.
#17
I always use Ernie Ball 10-52. Nothing else really does it for me on my LP.
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#18
Leslie doesn't scream unless you drop some Elixer .011 -.052 strings on her.
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I always use Ernie Ball 10-52. Nothing else really does it for me on my LP.


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#20
Ernie Ball titanium coated RPS Power Slinkies (11-48) FTW!! My absolute new choice.
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#21
Ok guys, considering the fact that TS has yet to return, I think we're good on the string recommendations.
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