#1
I was thinking of getting Ernie Ball guitar strings so I did some research. My current strings are Elixir strings. It seems that people prefer the Elixir strings better. Which one would be the better choice to go with?
#2
It's all personal preference. I used to use Elixirs, but switched to Ernie Ball. Elixirs really aren't worth the 15 bucks or so a pack, imo.
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#3
Try Ernie Balls, I mean strings are not a huge investment so you can try many diffrent brands and gauges till you find a set that you are happy with and if you do not like them go back to what you were using or try diffrent brand.

In my personal point of view Ernie Balls don't last very long and sound too dull. I haven't tried Elixirs they are like $17 dollars here, I do not think that is a fair price.

I like the Dean Markley Vintage sets or the John Pearse sets.
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#4
I've never liked Ernie Balls, they're really just bass strings in the end. Also Elixirs tend to last me months if I don't get around to changing strings, and my local guitar store owner doesn't know shit about guitars so he sells me Elixirs at 5$ a pack
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#5
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my local guitar store owner doesn't know shit about guitars so he sells me Elixirs at 5$ a pack


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#6
Ernie Balls are too twangy. I prefer DR's. Then again, I play in B standard so its more noticeable. Just try them and see how you feel.
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It's actually pretty sad. He still thinks all guitar strings are the same and are worth 5 bucks for any set..
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#8
I've gone through all these coated strings and stuff, and I finally settled that DR strings were the best coated ones - better feel and much better tone than ANY other coated strings by a mile... then I realised the ones I was using weren't actually coated


moral of the story: I wouldn't bother with coated strings. Ernie Ball are quite good, as are DR and D'Addario and if I were you I'd choose from those three.
#10
first off, i have never liked ernie ball, the lose their brightness very quickly compared to most other strings i have tried.

i have never used elixer, and absolutely refuse to spend $15 on a set of guitar strings.

i personally use D'addario's, but in my eyes they are the second best out there, first being DR.

however i dont like paying $7-8 for DR's, so i buy D'addario's for $3.50 a pack when i buy ten.

IMO it isn't worth it to spend more than $5 on strings, they just get dull and break. i would rather spend less on strings and restring more ofter so i get more nice bright, crisp, and fresh tone for my money.
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