#1
so for the past year or so, i have been using a different set every time i restring in order to test out as many strings as possible to see what i like. lately, i have been wanting to put 10 heavy bottoms on to get a thicker sound.

however, i finished fixing a short scale guitar and put 9 heavy bottoms on it (forgot to realize i should maybe go a size up on a short scale). the last 3 strings are VERY loose, and i find i can play amazingly fast on it with little effort. i really like it. however, i want the thicer sound.

thi leads me to DR Dimebag siganture. they are 9-50s. yeah. wtf????? i checked. literally no other brand has that size. im pretty sure my epi les paul has a slightly longer scale or the same as the guitar i fixed, which should provide slightly more tension on the thinner strings, but provide a fat low end.

anybody use these strings? what do you think? i play rock, clean stuff, and some metal. these strings are nickel plated with hex cores. again different. i will NOT play stainless.
#2
i played them once, i didnt like the bend ratio on the strings, like i could bend and shred crazy on the E B G strings but the others were stiff as crap! so they didnt really balance themselves out too well..
#3
I've been using Dimebag's for the last year or so. They've held up better than any other I've tried. Though, I sort of prefer DR's Blue 10-46 set.
My DB's are 10-46, not 50..?
Regardless, they seem to have great life, good tone, and are much better than buying Ernie Ball (no offense to the fanboys.)
#4
Is there any end to the amount of things they can put Dimebag's name on?
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#5
well local shop didnt have em. besides ordering online, i just had to go with ernie ball 10-52s, which can say sound a ton better than a regular 10 set for rock IMO. chords etc have a boldness to them now.

atill would like to see if a 9-50 is the best of both worlds. i evne asked f i could buy individual strings, but they didnt carry larger strings cause he says they dont really break so they never sell them.