#1
Hey, I need some help with picking some strings. Sorry, I don't know much about strings.

I play in mostly Drop-D and I use Drop-C and such pretty frequently.

I play stuff like Bullet For My Valentine, System of a Down, Atreyu, Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica and such.

I'm looking for a string that can give me a more beefy tone.

I purchased Ernie Ball Skinny Top/Heavy Bottoms a few weeks ago, and they don't really do any justice. They sound as if I am using almost no gain.

So, I've been thinking about purchasing some EB Slinkies, or "Not Even Slinkies" or whatever.

Other suggestions and feedback would be appreciated.

Thank you very much.
#2
ive always used d'addario and i was always satisfied... i dont do down-tunings alot but my guitar/bridge sucks so if i do i always get waaay outta tune hope i could help you
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#4
not even slinkys are decent.... but ive always found the skinny top heavy bottom really good myself.....
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#5
With the Skinny Top/Heavy Bottoms, it's as if they can't handle gain, or treble.

They aren't too loose in drop C and B. They're actually perfect. But they don't really have a beefy tone to them or anything.

Any other suggestions, or feedback with Slinkies or anything?
#6
I always play in drop tone like drop d and c en 1step down
I use Power slinky (11-48) and it sounds great
GEAR:
AMP: Peavey Special 130 Solo series(130W)
Guitar: Jackson JS30
Pedals: Digitech Metal Master
Picks: Dunlop lucky 13 Picks 0.73
Strings: Ernieball Power Slinky (11-48)
#7
Quote by luke2206
not even slinkys are decent.... but ive always found the skinny top heavy bottom really good myself.....


+1, i use them and like them, but im still expierementing with strings, but they own any d'ardillo strings

Well if you like beefy then get some 12-60 range strings..but they will be to tight when playing drop D, i once used a 12-18-26-36-48-58 and i found it wayyyy to tight playing in drop D, they were great for drop C but to tight to play in drop D, especally the B,G,D strings, and i instantly took them off.

my next string purchase is probibally going to be some elixirs. most people will say there the best, so i guess im going to have to try some out, i never felt like spending the money on them tho


personally your in the same boat as i am im guessing, one guitar, and playing alot of covers. the skinnytop heavybottom strings are the best one's ive found for playing both standard and drop C with the same guitar, anything below that gauge is to floppy in drop C by my standards atleast