#1
Yeah, just wondering. I'm looking for some new strings, I've used D'addario's before and several different types of Ernie Ball strings on my strat (all 10's) but I can't help but think there are some better strings out there that will have more sustain and a fuller tone. Any ideas? Cheers guys
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#3
Rotosound Pinks. I used to use yellows and before that I used £2 supermarket strings. I changed to Rotosound because you get a free high e and the supermarket stopped selling strings.

To me all strings feel the same.
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#6
Try the same brands, but with .011s. Having said that, I only do this on my LP, there's just a little too much tension for me on a 25.5 guitar but it's worth a try
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#7
generally you get a slightly fuller tone with slightly longer sustain if you use a heavier string gauge, but that means the strings feel tighter and are harder to bend, which isn't necessarily a desirable thing, and really the amount of difference it makes isn't worth the trade-off if you find heavier strings harder to play..

I think you're more likely to be able to beef up the tone and sustain of your guitar by getting a brass sustain block, because there's only so much that strings can do for a guitar's tone.
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I use 10-52 Dunlops, I like how it keeps the tension more constant than a normal gauge where you would have much looser bass strings, which isn't suitable for my playing style. Thicker strings sound good and you get used to the bends, but watch out for over-bending notes when you play looser strings again.
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Try the same brands, but with .011s. Having said that, I only do this on my LP, there's just a little too much tension for me on a 25.5 guitar but it's worth a try


yeah. I use ernie balls 11-54 and I love them. they will have more sustain as they are tighter, and they will have a fuller tone to em.

ive got used to them, I bend them like they are 9s
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Came in here to say this. However, I use the thicker gauge. The red pack. I am not a massive Gilmour fan but I saw these in the shop pretty cheap so I thought why not and they're amazing. They sound so good when you first put them on and they keep that sound for ages. Been using them for maybe two years now.
#14
Ernie Ball Regular Slinky.

But i really want to try out the Ernie Ball Cobalt strings as soon as i get the chance.

Elixir Nanowebs are also great and last forever.
#16
Rotosound yellows.

I've tried EB slinkys, but they don't seem to have that bright twangy sound that fresh Rotosounds have. It may just be due to shipping from the US and the fact that Rotosounds are made in the UK
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#18
d'addarios or GHS boomers, .010-.046 (for electric)
though my strat came from the factory with .009's and i have yet to change them
my acoustics have .013's or .012's, phosphor-bronze, again usually d'addario. i use .012's on my yamaha cuz it's smaller and it's a '70 or a '71
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#19
Ernie ball hybrids 9 - 46 on my les paul and Ernie ball regulars 9 - 42 on everything else.
When I first started out I used 11's because the heavier strings made drop tuned songs sound beefy. However now they just hold me back more than anything.
#20
I use D'Addarrio 7-string set 9-54. I throw out the 16 though. I hate plain G's.
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D'Addario 9-42 and 9-48 for drop D and open G.
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D'Addario seems to be pretty popular in my area and here also it seems.
Could anyone who has used Ernie ball and switched to D'Addario tell me if there is any Big difference? Enough to switch from EB to D'Addario?
I've been using Ernie ball strings for 10 years now. I think change is in order soon and would like to know if there is anything drastically different about the two.

I just bought some Slinky Cobalts today so I'll see how they measure up.
#25
Just buy some and try them. It's not like it's a large amount of money. I don't think there is a lot of difference. I mainly use D'Addario because I can get them cheap.
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Can we get something sticked somewhere? Strings are completely personal preference. Different people say different things about different strings, because people have different genetic makeups, and people react with the strings in different ways. You'll get one guy saying EB are absolute shit, and another guy who swears by them. Threads like this are completely useless, because it's impossible to get relevant opinions about strings.

They're cheap, and you have to change them out anyway. Just get different brands until you find you you really like.
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#29
I switched from EB to D'addarrios recently. Not much of a difference really.