#1
I want to hear what string brand you UGs prefer to the electric guitar. I do not have a lot of experience with strings and also have some questions. How "important" are the strings? I have always used some strings that cost about 100 norwegian kroner (about 14-17 USDs) and then I ask myself:
How expensive are the "best" strings?
HOW important are the strings?
Is it big differences from one string brand to another?

Main question:
Which string brand do you prefer? And why? Other things?

Thank you!
#3
For me I love D'addario, I find them really easy to play and are fairly cheap. I've played Ernie ball's and Roto-sounds (aswell as others) but can't get along with them. I find other strings too stiff and lack character, but to be honest, I would try a few different brands and decide for yourself. Also If I was you, i'd look on eBay for your strings, I can buy 1 set of D'addario's for roughly £3.99 but in my local music shop they charge £7.50!! Shop around and find the best value for your money, I wouldn't buy dirt cheap strings as they will sound and feel rubbish, but on the other hand, don't pay over the top
#4
Elixer. They feel amazing last forever. I buy my strings at Best Buy in America ($9.99) they have the best prices on strings, and other accessories. Ernie balls are ($3.88) and When the have D'addarios they are ($3.48)
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#5
Ernie Ball, they never let me down, till now, they are cheap and last pretty long.
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#6
D'addario. They're quite affordable compared to other brands, last long and don't have that bang of new strings for too long. Also they sound great!
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#7
I'll string my Jazzmaster with D'Addario 11's with a wound G until the day I die.

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#8
Any of either Ernie Ball, D'Addario or Rotosound. All cost the same in the store I buy them from (about £6). Although I prefer playing the Ernie Balls. They feel nicer to my fingers than the other two.

I also feel like D'Addario has a rounder, yet slightlier "dull" sound than Ernie Ball and Rotosound. Ernie Ball has a more ringing sound to my ears and Rotosound has a more crispier sound.
That could all just be me though, I'm not sure how much they actually change tone-wise. I'll typically buy which is cheapest of the three.
#9
Quote by gregs1020
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+1

I like their vintage blue sets. Probably the only way to get me to use anything else would be to get me on tour, out of spares, and in an area that doesn't have anyone who carries them, with only enough time to settle for what the local store has. Fortunately (or unfortunately) I don't really have to worry about that one right now.
#10
Quote by bpdeem
+1

I like their vintage blue sets. Probably the only way to get me to use anything else would be to get me on tour, out of spares, and in an area that doesn't have anyone who carries them, with only enough time to settle for what the local store has. Fortunately (or unfortunately) I don't really have to worry about that one right now.

hell yea. i've switched to these and love them.

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#11
If I reveal my preference, will these threads stop?
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#12
Ernie Ball. The best (to me) combination of good price, long life and strength--if you're not using Super Slinkys, that is...
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#14
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If I reveal my preference, will these threads stop?


+1
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#15
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hell yea. i've switched to these and love them.




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#16
Actually, Ernie Ball for electric, but for acoustic I exclusively use Dean Markley strings. Anyone ever try Ernie Ball acoustics? Are they any good?
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#20
Elixir/D'addario
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#21
Ernie ball roundwounds, D'addario flatwounds.
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#23
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posting in threads to say they are overdone is overdone.
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#24
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