#1
About ten days ago I put new strings -Gibson 11s - on my Epiphone. Haven't been playing THAT much - an hour or two a day only -since then, but already the strings are dead...Low E and A string feel like rubber. There's no tone out of the strings. I left the guitar out of its case for a couple of nights, but I doubt that would cause the strings to die, I did it all the time when I had different string brands on the guitar and it was fine. I've been wiping the fretboard down after each playing...I dunno wtf is up with them? ANy ideas? Just Gibson strings?
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#2
It's maybe what you're wiping the fretboard with reacting with the strings?
#5
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it might be whatever your wiping the strings down with is damaging them and i've heard gibson strings are not that good so i guess its a combination of the two
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Gibson strings have a reputation for only lasting a day before screwing up
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Do you sweat a lot while playing?
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+1, and Gibson strings are crud, everybody knows that
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Gibson Strings aint bad, I've been using them for the last year and never had an issue... I'v used Rotosound and Ernie Balls, and they're good, but the clarity and brightness of Gibson Britewire .11s is so much nicer!
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slinkys ftw


Yeah I usually use them or Power Slinkys, but the guy recommended Gibson to me in the store when they had no Ernie Ball or DUnlop strings. Anyway, thanks everyone for reassuring me about the ****iness of my strings :P
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d'addario seem to the best strings ive ever used..

but seriously, within that time period it must be whatever your wiping it donw with..

either that or your sweating like crazy onto them and wrecking them. haha
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d'addario seem to the best strings ive ever used..

but seriously, within that time period it must be whatever your wiping it donw with..

either that or your sweating like crazy onto them and wrecking them. haha


haha, i dunno, I don't sweat that much. Plus I'm using Dunlop fingerboard cleaner which is what I always use on my other guitars and when I have different strings on the Epiphone...so i don't think it's that.
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urgh, now I have ANOTHER string problem..when I stretch the low E string on my floyd it pops out of the string holder in the bridge..what's wrong here? I'm nearly in tears with frustration!!
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gibson strings are not good - the only ones i have experience of is on the 2 les pauls that i have bought. in each case the strings were toneless and actually kinked on the one guitar.

i like d'addarios on my les paul.
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Slinkys are great all around strings, I used to have all my guitars equiped with Power Slinkys.
But for my local guitar shop ran out and I bought a pack of GHS Sub Zero Boomers, they lasted 6 months stank horribly and sounded amazing even to that point. I've been using GHS strings on everything, Boomers, Sub-Zero Boomer, Bright Bronze Acoustics etc... Imo, If you wipe your strings off after playing, as long as the core wire doesn't break you should be fine.
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D'Addarios > all

I like my strings to be brand new out of the pack thank you.


D'addarios, aren't worth a penny, they go bad after one gig, you like them brand new, because that's the only time they will sound decent.
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urgh, now I have ANOTHER string problem..when I stretch the low E string on my floyd it pops out of the string holder in the bridge..what's wrong here? I'm nearly in tears with frustration!!

Tighten the end a bit more, put the string a little deeper, take off the block if you need to get it in, And you might have to lower a gauge if everything else fails.
What size do you use that it doesn't stay?
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Tighten the end a bit more, put the string a little deeper, take off the block if you need to get it in, And you might have to lower a gauge if everything else fails.
What size do you use that it doesn't stay?


Just 10s, so the string in question is .46. The end is tightened all the way. :/ Thanks for your help though
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