#2
its your preference. steel will be brighter if thats what you want. it also wears frets a tad faster.
#3
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its your preference. steel will be brighter if thats what you want. it also wears frets a tad faster.

+1

i also found steel strings need changing less frequently.
probably due to their brightness.
#4
i prefer nickel for my ibanez steel sounds too bright
but steel for my homemade sg
#5
Its all preference. I should however mention there are nickel wrapped strings and pure nickel strings, The nickel wrapped ones are probably what you're referring to because pure nickels are very mellow. I usually start with nickel wrapped strings and if the guitar doesn't bite badly I'll stick to those but if the guitar has tone that bites badly or if I want a more mellow tone I'll switch to pure nickel strings.
Always tin your strings.

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#6
Yes stay away from Stainless Steel unless you want to refret your guitar sooner than normal. The SS Strings are significantly harder than the frets themselves.
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#7
^ yeah, the only time i ever wore out frets on a guitar was when i was using SS strings (i didn't realise at the time). they're worth avoiding for that if nothing else, if you ask me.
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