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Ernie Ball
68 48%
56 40%
16 11%
Dean Marrkley
9 6%
16 11%
20 14%
6 4%
4 3%
hard rockin' steel
0 0%
0 0%
Voters: 141.
what is your choice, gentlemen ?
i go for fender...
though i have never tried the Elexirs and DR's, so...

btw, it would be nice to start a discussion on all sorts of strings issues, here.
Last edited by stalin37 at Apr 8, 2008,
wat? do we click on the ones we like and rate them or do we just click on the ones we like? or do we just rate all of them?
I use Ernie Ball Stainless Steel strings mainly, but I have used DR, and Dean Marrkley Blue Steel's are good too.
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Laney 4x12 w/Celestion 50s
well i like ernie balls and daddarios, never tried elixirs but always wanted to but they cost too much for strings.
Elixirs for me! Had them strung on my acoustic when i first got it and i was hooked there on out. They just hold that new string sound for soooo long on an acoustic, which makes fingerpicking them oh so muchmore enjoyable.
I usually use DR strings, although Ernie ball seem to be popular so im thinking i might give them a go. Can anyone explain the difference between Nickel Wound, Reinforced Plain Steel, Pure Nickel or Stainless Steel. I play mostly rock/metal. Would the different strings affect the sound noticeably? Thanks in advance.
Rotosounds for me, definitly. Although Ernie Balls would be a close second.
DARK_MATTER, Instrumental Post-Metal from Ireland

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Fender Jim Root sig
'99 Stagemaster 7-string
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I use super slinkinys,
they are really comfable.

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Well, I picked up my first pack of Ernies not too long ago and they are by far my favorite.
It all makes sense
We're capable of beauty
Through sounds that make on cringe
The dogs only hear us now

ernie balls are for me
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I gotta say, I've used lots of brands.... and I just don't think there is THAT much of a difference in the strings that it makes too much difference (when comparing apples to apples.... similar style string to similar style string).

When you are playing/gigging/recording a lot.... and going through string changes often... I don't think that there is a discernable difference.... may be when one spends alot of money on strings they'd like to think they sound better.... kinda like a placebo effect.
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What is it with so many threads about string brands lately?

Can someone start an "ultimate string brand thread", so we don't keep on having these stupid threads?
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I use Ernie Ball STHB, but I've been wanting to try out Rotosounds.
Heads will roll. Throats will be slit. Blood will flow like springs of water.
I mainly use elixirs, cos I live close to the beach and anything else rusts in 2 days even if I clean them 3 times a day. But if I'm gigging the only strings I use are D' Addario XLs gauge 9-42. Nicest strings I've ever used (for the first 24 hrs)
still, not too many votes for Elixirs ; is that because of their price ??...
ernie ball
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I always liked Dean Markley strings, though for the longest time I had to use Ernie Ball because the store only had that. Back to DM now though
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...dont play Fender just because its Fender.

Ibanez SZ520QM
Peavey Rotor EXP
Squier Bullet (heavily modified)
Mesa Roadster Head & 2x12 cab
Rotosounds. Sound and feel great.

Made not far away too.

Play a Cort ?

Play with V-Picks ?

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ernie ball, super slinky, they sound amazing and last forever. i like blue steel's by dean markley too.

I used GHS Boomers when i first started theyre OK
On my Gibson, I use the Les Paul signature strings. On my strat, I use Optima Electric gold strings. They last as long as elixir as they are 24k plated and they sound fantastic (and look it). I use 10s but you can get the signature Brian May set of 9s! They do 8s, 11s and 12s aswell
I use Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Nickel Wound .010 - .046 and I love 'em.
Got them 'couple of months ago, and I love how they feel and sound.
Ernies - skinny top heavy bottom. Slinkys are too light for me...
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Rotosounds are my favourite. They last forever. Seriously. I'm ashamed to admit that my Strat Copy's strings have been on for over a year (Rotosound Pinks), and they've barely rusted. Also, you get a free high E string.
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ernie balls are for me

Same here. I've only tried ernie's and d'addario's though
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