#1
Hi, i have just changed strings from a fairly new set of 10-48 rotosound to 9-50 Dr High Voltage Dimebag signature strings.

Apart from different tensions as expected the sound of the guitar is very different.

The sound is rougher and less punchy. Any idea why? i suspect these high voltage strings are made to be more magnetic meaning more output?

not sure why they are less punchy though. with the extra output and extra tension they should be punchier right?

anyway i cannot really stress the massive difference these strings have made.

the difference isn't neccessarily for the worse. the sound is just very very different. next time you think changing strings won't effect tone, think again.

anybody else experienced the massive difference with these strings?


P.S. I haven't bought these strings because they are affiliated with dimebag in any way. they seem to be the only brand who do the gauge i wanted to try. I am not a fan of dimebag per se i.e i think he was a good player but i don't listen to any of his music.
#2
i've experienced that the first time i switch from regular 10's to 12's. it was pretty amazing.
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#3
Yeah, same thing happened to me when I went from 9's to 11's.

12's coming next
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#4
i've quickly realised i hate these strings. dr tite-fit strings are great, dr high voltage dimebag signature are not to my liking at all.
#5
that is why you use only one type of guitar string that you know will never fail you and that you like
#6
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that is why you use only one type of guitar string that you know will never fail you and that you like


On the other hand if you don't experiment how will you know if you're not missing out on something?
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On the other hand if you don't experiment how will you know if you're not missing out on something?

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#8
DRs have better tone.

hand-wound, ROUND core - not hexcore, they compress the metal so that you actually get more tone in a smaller string. These things are beasts.
#9
string affect a lot the tone
more than the wood IMO
wood just shapes the tone a bit
but the tone the wood shapes is tone coming from strings
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#10
Quote by litus
string affect a lot the tone
more than the wood IMO
wood just shapes the tone a bit
but the tone the wood shapes is tone coming from strings

I dunno if I'd that far with it but I do agree that strings have a large impact on your sound, so make sure to change them often!