#1
I've heard a lot of good things about these d'addario strings, but i've never really used them.
Currently I'm using some DR strings, but my question is which d'addario strings are the best for metal stuff/which ones are the most used by you guys?

Also I tried to browse around online for some d'addario strings but there is such a huge choice I never have any idea which are the ones that will be good for me.

muchas gracias.
#2
are you playing a 6 or 7 string guitar?

what gage do you currently use?

do you drop tune?
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#3
strings are strings. most american string companies get their strings from the same piano wire company.
i never realy bought into the whole string brand debate, i just put them on my guitars whatever they are.
#4
Quote by gregs1020
are you playing a 6 or 7 string guitar?

what gage do you currently use?

do you drop tune?


6 string
50% of the time im inn drop tuning
and current i'm using 11s, although i think i prefer 10s
#5
^how low tuning typically, and what scale length is your guitar?
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#6
Also, it's all preference. Do you like tight or floppy, and its also all about the feel. Tonality and strings for me comes second. Feel is first. Buy a pack and see if you like 'em.
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#7
Quote by nutinpwnsgibson
^how low tuning typically, and what scale length is your guitar?


drop c most of the time.

I guess the best think to do is to try them out, but since there are so many versions i was unsure of which type i would go for, but the guage would most likely be 10 - 49
#8
for drop C, i'd get at least 10-52 to keep your strings from feeling too loose. that's what i'd try first then you can adjust it from there
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#9
I play in C# standard and Drop C on a 24.75" Scale Length Gibson Les Paul. I use the EXL115W pack. It's 11's with a wound third G string. Try out the wound third. It takes a little getting used to, but it's so worth it. I love it, and the intonation is excellent.
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#10
Quote by nutinpwnsgibson
for drop C, i'd get at least 10-52 to keep your strings from feeling too loose. that's what i'd try first then you can adjust it from there


Thanks, but I wanna know which d'addario string to go for, since there are so many
#11
Quote by Metallica1554
Thanks, but I wanna know which d'addario string to go for, since there are so many

Just get a set of XLs, 10-46, and go from there. Stop making such a fuss!

DR make comparable quality strings though, so if you're happy with them don't go changing just because 'so and so uses these' or ' X told me these are good'