#1
i know right when u get new strings they sound fantastic when played acousticly (no amp). But i cant really tell much different through the amp. Have you guys noticed some very ovious improvements through an amp after a string change?
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#3
new strings sound brighter
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#4
yes, definately
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#8
yes.

I changed from ernie ball stainless steels to rotosounds recently, and the rotos were a lot warmer sounding. It definitely was noticeable through the amp.
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#9
Yes its noticable, but personally, i hate new string's sound, its like....really twangy and ... new... And the feel is also different and not smooth.
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#10
I always try to keep my strings resonably new. Yes, to me they do sound better (ideally one day old, played in). It's getting difficult now as its almost summer and its getting humid, so strings lose their "freashness" quicker.

I play gigs with day old D'Addario's without fail. Not only does it sound better, new strings are less liable to snap.
#11
yes and exactly the same scenario as Dave_Mc
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yes.

I changed from ernie ball stainless steels to rotosounds recently, and the rotos were a lot warmer sounding. It definitely was noticeable through the amp.

Why the hell were you playing Stainless steels in the first place? That should be made a sin (especially through an ENGL...)

And: between brands the sound difference isn't HUGE (IE you couldn't turn a **** sounding guitar into a beautiful sounding guitar.) But it is noticable, changing between gauges of string makes a noticable effect too..

I now use 13-56 Thomastik bebops with a wound third tuned to A440.


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Why the hell were you playing Stainless steels in the first place? That should be made a sin (especially through an ENGL...)

And: between brands the sound difference isn't HUGE (IE you couldn't turn a **** sounding guitar into a beautiful sounding guitar.) But it is noticable, changing between gauges of string makes a noticable effect too..

I now use 13-56 Thomastik bebops with a wound third tuned to A440.




I wanted to see what the stainless ones were like. meh, they didn't seem to have any advantages (over the non-stainless ones), other than being a bit brighter. (oh, and the savage se is a lot smoother/less trebly than the other high gain engls. or at least, i have it dialled that way.)

i thought it was a pretty noticeable difference between the EB stainless and the rotos (i mean, i could do with tweaking my amp, so it's noticeable, without perhaps being huge). Of course, that's to be expected since the EB's were stainless and the rotos aren't.

Anyway, I think I like the rotos more, if I can get the amp tweaked to get rid of the mud that they introduced (i had the engl tweaked to get rid of most of the treble with the EB's). They seem to have better tone (but then again, I think I like warm over bright). And good harmonics, considering the warmth of the tone. The EB's seem to have better harmonics, but that's because they're so much brighter- if the EB's were the same tone as the rotos, they'd have less harmonics than the rotos, if you know what I mean.

Still, i have DR's, d'addario, and GHS to try, when I get round to it (i have them, but i haven't strung them up yet). And i meant to order dean markley too, but I forgot.

And stop using 13's, lewis, you big wuss, use pink-packaged 9's like a real man like me!



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