#1
hey guys, so ive been using d,addario exl 116's for a while and I like them, but a few things about them I don't, 1. they don't seem to last long. 2. the tension seems a bit much in E standard. 3. they are a little slippery at first, to the point my fingers will slip off unwound strings from time to time while bending, I like smooth strings but they are a little over board at first. any suggetions on what I should try? preferably in the same gauge, I like thicker and bassy strings. would like to spend 6$ most on a single pack

#2
Have a look at nakedstrings.com!

They make custom strings.
Yeah. Custom strings.

You gotta buy at least 5 sets per order, which cost $15 if the set is for a standard electric.
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#3
Well one thing you say the tension seems a bit to much yet you want the same gauge strings. If you want less tension you'll need lighter strings, maybe just one step down.
#4
Well That's The Thing, I Went Down To Exl115's, BuT They Just Didn't Have That Oomph, they also seem to rattle a lot on my fre Board, which is odd because the tension was not much different and my action is not that low. Maybe I Should Try A Diff Brand? Idk, Anybod Try those Naked Strings? Any Other Suggestions?
#5
I use dunlop strings seem to work well enough. Used to swear by DR but started to get a lot of intonation problems with them.
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#6
I'm also a fan of Dunlop strings. I use 10-46. They last long and they stay in tune. I used to use Ernie Balls but they'd always break.
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Hmmm I Used Dunlop Before But Wasnt A Fan, Guess I Might TrY Them Again, Also Thought About EB Cobalts, BBut IM Not To Crazy About 10$ A pack
#8
big fan of boomers
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My buddy Uses Boomers As well, I Like Bassy Strings, What Are Some Of The Beefier Sounfing Strings, Not ToBright
#10
beefy? not bright? then dont use stianless steels. why type of music do you play? there is a difference between thick and dull, just cause its bright doesnt mean it cant sound beefy. so my previous statement might be null. just in general, a more standard nickel string will not be as bright as stainless ones.

if i wanted beefy, i would really looking into hybrid or heavy bottom strings. i almost always play 9 or 10 heavy bottoms. the goal is that the smaller strings are still normal guage for easier soloing, but the bigger strings are +1 guage which makes for better bass response and better crunch with gain, etc. more boomy.

i am currently playing 9 heavy bottoms (9-46) on my carvin, 25 scale and i think they are there to stay. i have even thought about doing nakes strings custom set 9-50....but i am worries that is way too out of balance. 50 is about an 11 or 12 set E...probably disproportionate.
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beefy? not bright? then dont use stianless steels. why type of music do you play? there is a difference between thick and dull, just cause its bright doesnt mean it cant sound beefy. so my previous statement might be null. just in general, a more standard nickel string will not be as bright as stainless ones.

if i wanted beefy, i would really looking into hybrid or heavy bottom strings. i almost always play 9 or 10 heavy bottoms. the goal is that the smaller strings are still normal guage for easier soloing, but the bigger strings are +1 guage which makes for better bass response and better crunch with gain, etc. more boomy.

i am currently playing 9 heavy bottoms (9-46) on my carvin, 25 scale and i think they are there to stay. i have even thought about doing nakes strings custom set 9-50....but i am worries that is way too out of balance. 50 is about an 11 or 12 set E...probably disproportionate.

I play d,addario exl 116's, which are 11-52. I don't like thin strings, but I don't like the high tension either, so im torn
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I play d,addario exl 116's, which are 11-52. I don't like thin strings, but I don't like the high tension either, so im torn


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