#2
i have used both and i like DR a lot better, i think they last longer, and they have a almost a bright sound to them when they are still decently new
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#4
ernie ball ftw
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#6
I use what ever I can find, DR,D'addario and Ernie ball are all awesome. But I find ernie ball really comfortable, but D'addario is more durable
#8
D'addario for me.

IMHO and in my experience, DRs sound dull and lifeless compared to D'addarios.

Experimenting with 7-string sets on my new guitar, I swear on my life that I actually induced fret buzz with a set of DRs that disappeared when I switched to D'addario.
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#9
To me it's really either D'Addario or Ernie Ball. Depending of what you want; EB are easier to play, but D'Addario last a lot longer.
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#10
I personally hate EBs, they always break first, rust first and loose tone first in my experience. Il only ever use them as string to string replacments if i dont wanna fork out for a whole set and im desparate as they are the only strings i can buy locally without a drive to the music stores in town. What makes it worse is they are made 5 miles away from where i live and they are always corroding before i get them on my guitars.

tough call between Drs and D'addarios though. I think id go with the D'addarios though.
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#12
I like D'addarios because I've been using them forever and they sound great and last a good long time. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
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#14
I love DRs, I've used them for probably 4 years now. They're the only electric strings I'll use!
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#15
I honestly can't feel any difference between D'addario and EB....
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#16
I use DR.

I used to use Ernie Ball, but they make too much noise when I slide up and down the fretboard over strings. Even when the D and G strings are ringing moving around causes this horrendous screeching.

At first, I used D'Addarios. In D'Addario VS. DR, I just think DRs play better.
#17
you should test them both!
on my classical guitar i use nothing but D´addarios...but things change on my electric and my steel stringed acoustic. on my electric i use .11 DR pure blues strings (great strings) and the DR acoustic steel strings are sweet!

but test some brands and use what you think feels best!
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#18
D'addario are affected by the same rusting, breaking, and losing tone that Ernie Balls are. I've used D'addarios but I like the sound of Ernie Ball better. Neither are a bad set of strings.
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#19
D'addarios seem to last pretty long. I think you'll be fine, as long as you stay away from Fender strings.. those rust way too quickly.
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#20
For the guitars I play (all high-end Ibanez RGs), DR's feel the best. However, they're not the best for every instrument. On an LP I'd probably throw some EB's on there, same with a strat, although with a strat I'd be tempted to use D'adarrio's. It depends on the guitar imo, but for me, DRs are the way to go.
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#21
Ernie Ball. I tried D'Addario once and I hated them so I switched back to EB.
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#22
^Well, there's really a difference in tone.

D'Addario's sound brighter than other strings, while EB sound darker. DR are some kind of mid point, but to me they're "too plain". GHS are very similar to D'Addario, too, but since I've been using D'Addario for 8 years, I prefer to stay with them . And well, I also tried Dean Markley and... ugh, they were awful in all possible ways. So for that reason I say, D'Addario or Ernie Ball, depending of the sound you want.
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#24
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What makes it worse is they are made 5 miles away from where i live and they are always corroding before i get them on my guitars.


Corrode BEFORE they even get installed on your guitar? Where the hell you store them? in a steamroom? Come on

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D'Addario's sound brighter than other strings, while EB sound darker.


Yea I always found D'Addario's too bright, but Ernie Balls have a warmer sound, not dark. I prefer EB's or GHS Boomers.
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#25
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To me it's really either D'Addario or Ernie Ball. Depending of what you want; EB are easier to play, but D'Addario last a lot longer.

+1
and another thing to add, ernie ball gives you a warm tone and d´addario gives you a more brighter sound
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#26
I love my DR Pure Blues!
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#27
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same ones I use, 4 lyfe mang.

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#28
^as i said, i use them too! what gauge?:P
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