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#1
Hey guys, I was wondering: What kind of strings do you use?

I use Fender Super 250s and D'Addario, but I want to know your favorites!!
#3
Usually D'Addario, but sometimes Ernie Ball.
ESP Custom Shop 40th Anniversary Eclipse
ESP Standard Eclipse-II
Ibanez AF85VLS
#4
ghs boomers.
My name is Charlie.

Gear
Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet
Fender Deville 410
Electro-Harmonix USA Big Muff
Digitech Whammy IV
MXR Micro Amp
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
#7
DR Elixers
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#8
D'addario XL 10's on my ESP LTD V-500 (tuned to E standard)
D'addario XL 11's on my mate's Ibanez Destroyer I'm borrowing (tuned to Drop C)
Ibanez RG1570 w/ Bareknuckle Pickups
Ibanez RG655
PRS SE Fredrik Åkesson Singlecut
Blackstar HT-5
Harley Benton G212 Vintage
BOSS TU-2
MXR M-108
Digitech Bad Monkey
#9
Ernie Ball Super Slinky
Guitasr:
Cort KX-Custom
ESP LTD M-200FM
Amp:
Engl Powerball
Misc:
Focusrite Scarlet 2i4
#10
DR Pure blues 12's on tele atm, don't really like them that much. DR 11's on LP, Martin 13's on Acoustic and DR 10's on strat. If i can't get DR's which i sometimes can't I'll use D'addarios.
#11
Ernie Ball Not even slinkys 12's
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My Gear
Ibanez RG2EX1
Ibanez GRX20Z
Boss - MT2
Boss- DS1
Dunlop Crybaby 535Q Wah
Strings - Ernie Ball12's
Amp- Behringer V-Tone
Amp- Line6 Spider 3 75w
#13
ernie balls regular slinkies(10-46) or sometimes skinny top heavy bottom(10-52)
Gear:
LTD MH-1000
Ibanez RG350EX
ibanez GSA60
Line 6 Spider III 30W
Peavey ValveKing 112
Boss GE-7 EQ
Electro-Harmonix Small Clone Chorus
Digitech RP350
#14
Dean Markley Blue Steel .10's and those Dean Markley Hendrix .10's/.09's

I'm not sure why, I just love those hendrix strings.
I don't even shred
#16
Ernie Ball Super Slinky.

I have a pack of Dean Markley LTs lying around ... I've read bad reviews about these strings so I'm a bit hesitant to slap them on. Anyone used these before?
#17
GHS Eric Johnson signatures, or Boomers.
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Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#18
i use 9s..... on all my guitars....
Guitars: IBANEZ RGA42FM
Strings: Elixir Nanoweb 9-42
AMP'S: Peavey Vyper
Effects: Zoom G3
#23
Quote by OThugSd
Usually D'Addario, but sometimes Ernie Ball.

same.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
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#25
Fact: When you buy unwound strings separately, whether they are Ernie Balls or D'Addario's, they are made in the same factory, yet people are still incredibly anal about it.

For me, Ernie Balls, D'Addario's are fine in 9's, but DR strings are pretty sweet.
Funny words.
#26
I love D'Addario as well. I never tried DR strings, but I maybe I will some day.
Last edited by JackWhite333 at Mar 15, 2008,
#27
I currently use Ernie Ball Super Slinky's (10's). But i have used elixirs, dr.strings < really liked them and dean markley = really bad
'05 Fender Speed Shop So-Cal Stratocaster
'95 Squier Standard Strat

OLP MM1
Washburn X200v Pro

Tanglewood TW145-SC
Yamaha C40

Orange Dark Terror + PPC212
Jet City JCA20H + JCA24S
#28
Ernie Ball Regular Slinkies (10-46).
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#29
Ernie Ball, Not Even Slinky 12's.
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#30
Ernie Ball Super Slinkies! .9s for uber bends!
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#31
D'Addario 9's on my Jackson and GHS Dave Mustaine Progressives(10-52) on my SG tuned to dropped D.
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#32
Dean Markley 11-52
Ernie Ball 10-46
just bought a pack of Daddario 10-46 to try out
#34
no one knows about the awesomeness of PURE NICKEL?

Doesnt matter what brand, as long as they are pure nickel. You fingers will thank you over time.
#35
Quote by richgray5
no one knows about the awesomeness of PURE NICKEL?

Doesnt matter what brand, as long as they are pure nickel. You fingers will thank you over time.


Yeah man im getting a pack of dr pure blues- pure nickel 10-46
i've been playing on stock ghs boomers 10-46
what should i expect playability wise/tone wise
#37
Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky (9-46)
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#38
Quote by Acquiescence
Yeah man im getting a pack of dr pure blues- pure nickel 10-46
i've been playing on stock ghs boomers 10-46
what should i expect playability wise/tone wise



improved playability. The strings are literally "smoooth", as in no wind grooves on the fatter strings. Im not sure about tone, as I only have human ears, and cannot detect changes in tone, like many guitarists claim they can. But they sound fine ot me.

I started playing bass in a band a few years ago, and as a result of me being a guitar player my whole life, and never bothered to learn a ny proper bass techniques, I have a strange style where I play 99% od the notes with my right tumb and middle finger. I STILL cannot develop callouses on my thumb or middle finger, and almost quit playing bass altogether because of the water blisters I would get, ****ing painful, and just gross. A pro bass player asked my why I play with band aids on my fingers......and laughed at me bc I didnt know that nickel strings are for guys like me. Also, steel strings literally shred the skin on my fretting fingertips, not big deal at all, but Id rather just have smooth callouses on my fingertips.

They last longet too......no corrosion, like on steel strings......and this may just be perceived, but they dont collect all the "funk" on your fingers, like steel stings go. They just stay cleaner.

Oh, an DR is the only brand I have bought, but Im sure others are equal.
Last edited by richgray5 at Mar 15, 2008,
#39
Quote by richgray5
improved playability. The strings are literally "smoooth", as in no wind grooves on the fatter strings. Im not sure about tone, as I only have human ears, and cannot detect changes in tone, like many guitarists claim they can. But they sound fine ot me.

I started playing bass in a band a few years ago, and as a result of me being a guitar player my whole life, and never bothered to learn a ny proper bass techniques, I have a strange style where I play 99% od the notes with my right tumb and middle finger. I STILL cannot develop callouses on my thumb or middle finger, and almost quit playing bass altogether because of the water blisters I would get, ****ing painful, and just gross. A pro bass player asked my why I play with band aids on my fingers......and laughed at me bc I didnt know that nickel strings are for guys like me.

They last longet too......no corrosion, like on steel strings......and this may just be perceived, but they dont collect all the "funk" on your fingers, like steel stings go. They just stay cleaner.

Oh, an DR is the only brand I have bought, but Im sure others are equal.



yeah i was reading reviews and some guys said a pack of .010 Dr pure blues felt like .009's
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