#1
Ernie Ball and D'Addario, both .09-.42, same gauges.
are they in any way different? and is the difference huge or just minimal?
which one do you guys personally prefer?
or perhaps it doesn't really matter as long as they're .09-.42 gauges..?
#3
No vs threads!

But, tonally D'Addarios over Ernie Ball, life Ernie ball over D'Addarios, playability Ernie Ball over D'Addarios. But thats just personal preference.
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#7
I think I preferred D'Addario over Ernie Ball. But I preferred GHS over D'Addario. Now I think I prefer La Bella over GHS, simply because I can make myself a custom set.
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#8
I much prefer D'Addario over Ernie Ball. To me, they just feel and sound better.
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#9
Could care less. If theyre roundwound and not hexcore I am happy. Usually buy EB slinkys, but not really any reason behind it.
#10
Ernie Ball for me. D'Addarios felt lackluster and tough in comparison.
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#11
The differences are subjective, for the most part.

Try them both, use what you like.

I like Blue Steels by Dean Markley, but can't guarantee you will. I've used a lot of EB's and they are fine as well.
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#12
I always preferred D'addario strings over Ernie Balls. They just sound and feel so much better.

Like everyone else said though, try both.
#14
Wouldn't use Ernie Balls to hang a duck. D'addarios anyday. But it's all preference.
#15
I prefer the feel and sound of EB way better. They have this distinct sonic quality to them that is kind of hard to describe...they feel a lot more transmittent.
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#16
Your better off asking about the string's high points and low points rather than just saying which is better. And then decide for yourself, because it's all about personal preference. Look up Elixir strings they are better than both!
#18
D'addario intonate better than ernie ball in my experience, they're a little brighter though.
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#19
I've been playing guitar for 4 years, and I can't tell too much difference between D'Addario and Ernie Ball.
Maybe because of all the distortion I use

DA strings are slightly easier to slide on though and stay in tune on a Floyd better.

But I hear Ernie Ball are now selling cobalt strings, so that'll be interesting to try
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#20
For .09, I used Elixirs. I've since switched to .11 D'addario but as many people have already said it's a personal preference thing.
#21
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#22
Ernie Ball looses tone to quickly
Ernie Ball rusts too quickly

D'Addario keeps tone really well
D'Addario lasts a long time

At least that is my experience with the two, I love the D'Addario XL115's
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#24
Ernie Balls all the way for me. I usually use GHS 11-48 though so.

In my experience though, I HATE the sound and feel of DD's as they just don't feel like every other string, which is what I like and what I'm use to, and they sound like a tin can, but they have a long life. But long life doesn't mean jack shit to me since I use 11's so those last a long ass time.
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#25
I use D'Addario, simply because I've always used them and liked them. Tried Ernie ball, but they degrade pretty quickly. I've tried Elixirs and loved them, but I still prefer D'Addario, just my type of strings.
#26
Neither


I prefer DR Strings over anything.
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#27
These threads are stupid. People get different results with different string brands with different hands and have different preferences. So the point is totally moot.

Try a variety stick with whats best for YOU. I personally go for d'addario, they rarely break on me and i've found ernie balls do. Some people get the complete opposite YMMV
pointless thread.
#28
D'addario, personally, sound better and last longer for me.
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#29
I prefer camembert over cheddar, unless it's extra vintage cheddar, then I tend to want both equally as much. Camembert is a lot creamier with nicer and softer tone and texture, but extra vintage has that extra bite for when Im feeling a little bit frisky.

Try both and see which you like.

What a moot thread.
#30
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I prefer camembert over cheddar, unless it's extra vintage cheddar, then I tend to want both equally as much. Camembert is a lot creamier with nicer and softer tone and texture, but extra vintage has that extra bite for when Im feeling a little bit frisky.

Try both and see which you like.

What a moot thread.


I like the Camenbert, it seems alot softer on my fingers. I will say the cheddar holds up alot longer though.
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#31
Personally i find extra vintage cheddar to be a bit too sharp.
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#32
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Could care less. If theyre roundwound and not hexcore I am happy. Usually buy EB slinkys, but not really any reason behind it.


Just curious. Why dont you like hexcores?
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#34
I use both the diffrence is very minimal
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#35
Would there be a clear difference when I put a 24 nicke wounded D'addario string in a set of EB Super Slinky's (9-42).
I restringed my guitar today and I snapped the D string, being unable to find a place where they sell seperate EB strings, I considderd getting one from D'Addario, but would I notice this?
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