#1
hey guys, i was wondering what are some really good guitar string brands. ive tried dean markley, Ernie ball and d' addario but ive never been over happy with any of them. i play mostly in drop d and standard if that helps. of and dont mention imported brands, i have a gig in 2 days :p
#2
Ive used all of those and didnt like them either. Ive been using Dunlop here lately and I cant complain. Try em' its worth a shot.
#3
I've been using Elixer strings on my electric and acoustic guitar for about a year now. They're great. The coating on them feels tremendous and I highly recommend them.

How big's the gig?
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#5
Elixir for me. I've tried the regular lot, Dean Markley, EB, D'Addario, DR, erm, other stuff. So far Elixir gives me the best corrosion resistance. I actually just did my first string change after putting a set of Elixirs on my guitar. They were on there for about 6 months and still felt pretty close to new. I only changed them because the high e snapped at the tuner.
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#6
I usually use d'addario's 10's and 11's on acoustics and electrics. I never tune under Eb though.
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#7
If you have a gig in 2 days then Elixirs are good because they don't need to be broken in, they sound good right out of the box. And then last a long time, 2 or 3 times as long as Ernie Ball, in my experience.
#8
Try Martin strings, they handle punishment well, but with a gig in 2 days I would also go for the Elixir strings, a bit pricey maybe but sound good from get go...
#10
All these Elixir recommendations have persuaded me to get some for my acoustic! I've used loads of different strings on my Tele and finally settled on rotosounds as I haven't broken a single string since switching to them. I suppose you've just gotta try them all and see what brand works for you
#11
If your main issue is string breakage you should really try Martin strings, although they are better known for their guitars, their strings have a reputation for being strong !
#13
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I say DR's. I swear by them haha

me too.
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