#1
So i am currently using D'Addario strings. I play lots of heavy metal with insane pinch harmonics. THEY BREAK!!!! the 6 string always snaps loose and un windes... it angres me... what would you guys suggest using. most preferribly from a metal guitartist...
#3
A thicker gauge. I think GHS Boomers might be good. But do try thicker strings. I think Pinch Harmonics would be easier on a thicker gauge as well.
#5
I use DR, but it really doesn't matter...

The important thing, as said, is you probably need thicker strings, even more so if you tune down.

.09's in like D or C is a nono.
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#6
Quote by themagician
So i am currently using D'Addario strings. I play lots of heavy metal with insane pinch harmonics. THEY BREAK!!!! the 6 string always snaps loose and un windes... it angres me... what would you guys suggest using. most preferribly from a metal guitartist...


I lol'ed.

DR strings are popular, but I love the tone I get with Ernie Ball slinky's.
#7
Quote by CowboyUp
I lol'ed.

DR strings are popular, but I love the tone I get with Ernie Ball slinky's.


How do they stand up? I've heard that the slinky's like to rust up really fast...
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#8
Quote by CodySG
How do they stand up? I've heard that the slinky's like to rust up really fast...

I usually leave mine on for a month or so, and they don't rust up on me unless I leave my guitar in the porch on a rainy night or something. I like em a lot. Soft touch, good tone, durable.
#9
Yep.. Ernie Ball String are the best.. for metal, my suggestion is the Power Slinky strings from Ernie Ball.
#10
excellent! thanks a bunch guys.. i think ill grab some of each =) ill definitly try boomers. I have hard ernie ball strings before.. never had a problem with them but didnt play metal back then so.. =) but thanks a bunch guys
#11
Ernie Ball 2626 Nickel Not Even Slinky will never break and you can drop them 2 and a half to 3 steps without any distortion
#12
It may be a problem with your saddles. Try replacing the one for the 6th string and see if things change if changing string brand doesnt help.
#14
if it breaks and unwinds that often it could be a problem with the slot in the nut or the tuning you are using for the gauge string.
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#15
which gauge do ya use... 9's will break, 10's will hold, 11's are heavy, but amazing

I use the GHS Boomers... great strings
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#17
i say DR Pure Blues 12's.
i'm using them right now and the sound absolutely AMAZING for drop tunings.