#1
So, for a few months now i've been using Ernie balls' light top/ heavy bottom strings, but they wear out extremely quickly. The most they lasted me was 3 weeks.

2 days ago my high E broke but i had no time to even buy new strings. Now i have a few hours to go get some new strings and play.

10-52/4 is my preference, local shop hass only these brands of that gauge:

D'addario light/heavy XL Half rounds 10-52
D'adario light top/heavy botom XL Nickel R 10-52
Dunlop Kerry King sig. strings 10-52


Which of these can take the most abuse?
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#2
Get 11-56's and never look back, lol

I did it cuz a friend suggested me ( had the same problems as you.. )

the high E-string never broke again...

AND they last ( at least for me.. with REALLLY abusing it ) for like 8 weeks
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#3
Get yourself some Elixers. They sound great and that "new string sound" lasts a long time. They may be a little pricey but I swear by them now. I experimented with Ernie Balls, D'Adarrio, and DR strings in the past and imo they all suck compared to Elixer. DR comes in second though.
#5
Do you mean they're wearing out as in they get corroded/dead, or they break?
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#6
Id gladly take Elixirs, considered them before actually, but stores arrround here dont stock much elixirs. They have only 10-43 and 11-46 i believe, both sets have thin low E for my taste.

What brand(s) makes 11-56? Would look into them


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Do you mean they're wearing out as in they get corroded/dead, or they break?


Both, first they corrode, begin to loose intonation, buzz and them break

Any recomendations?
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Id gladly take Elixirs, considered them before actually, but stores arrround here dont stock much elixirs. They have only 10-43 and 11-46 i believe, both sets have thin low E for my taste.

What brand(s) makes 11-56? Would look into them


Both, first they corrode, begin to loose intonation, buzz and them break

Any recomendations?

Bummer, I've had the complete opposite with my STHB ernie balls. Out of those, I'd look at the Kerry King ones, I've heard alot of good things about Dunlop being durable.
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#8
Are the strings all breaking in the same place? 3 weeks is pretty extreme, there might be an issue with the nut or bridge.
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#9
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Bummer, I've had the complete opposite with my STHB ernie balls. Out of those, I'd look at the Kerry King ones, I've heard alot of good things about Dunlop being durable.


Its probably my acid sweat

I heard good things about dunlop too, but usually things that have kerry king marking on them turn out to be crappy (bc rich, im looking at you)
But not discounting them just yet.


If anyone has any experience with any of those strings, input would be appreciated

EDIT:
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havent really paid attention to it, but this string broke on aprox. 17th fret. i doubt its nut/bridge fault
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#11
I have good experiences with D'addario strings. My current pair of D'addario strings has lasted me forever. But I have a feeliing there is a different issue here. We can conclude that there isn't any problems with your guitar's setup ect. that would kill the strings in three weeks.

Then I have to conclude that a combination of you sweat and playing style eats through your strings with record speed.

I my opnion you should either try a heavier gauge string( such as 11-56) or try Elixirs to see if they can resist your super acidic sweat. Or even maybe try both!
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#12
i guess d'addario it is
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#13
DR STRINGS! I was signed on to a DR rep for a LONG time! With good reason to!!! Sadly the band I play with now has a D'addario endorsement. HATE THOSE STRINGS.

I've NEVER had a DR break ever! I've Had EB, Dunlop, D'D, Elixirs, and ghs all break on me. i've tried them all. DR has best tone, and best strength.
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