#1
well im gonna change the string on my guitar for the first time, and i was just wondering if any of you have any suggestions on which would suit my guitar better, its a ESP LTD F-250. it has 9 guage strings on it now, whatevr that means. well thanx
#2
If you have an esp I assume you like metal, either get 10 or 11 gauge DR strings.
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#3
.9 and .10 are better for bending and faster playing. thicker strings, .11 will have slightly better sound but will be harder to play.
D'Addario strings are always good.
#4
When i used to love metal I have .12 gauge strings on my B.C. Rich and I could do bends fine with it.
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#5
D'addario 9's are awesome.
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#6
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When i used to love metal I have .12 gauge strings on my B.C. Rich and I could do bends fine with it.


you can still do bends fine, but it will still be easier with a lighter gauge.
#7
ok now i guess i know what guage but what about all those other thing that they say like coated or non coated or like nickel plated or bronze whats the difference between all of those?????
#8
^It's just pointless **** to try to get you to buy them.

Just get a pack of regular d'addarios. They've never steered me wrong.
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#9
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.9 and .10 are better for bending and faster playing. thicker strings, .11 will have slightly better sound but will be harder to play.
D'Addario strings are always good.

yeah, I think you might be happy buying a set of XL's
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#11
i go with ghs strings. the thin thick strings. light on the first 3 strings (high e, b,g) for quick, easy playing, and thick on the last 3 strings (low e, a, d) for crisp and awesome powerchords.
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#12
I'd personally get the 9-46 D'add or Hybrid Slinkys. They're really good for fast licks and heavy power chording.
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#13
My preference is GHS Boomers, 10s. Nice, thick, full sounding. Sounds great mixed with a bright guitar to compliment it with a little more low-end. Hold up a while without much grime and with proper care (wiping them off every week or so with a lint-free cloth) extends their life.
#14
is there a noticable sound difference from 9s to 10s, or is it just feel?
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#15
I dunno bout everyone else, but yeah i do feel both.
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