#1
Hello , can you give me your opinion in electric guitar strings, there are soo many brands , i like to know what brand do you recomend to play Metal Music , i have one guitar with passive humb. and one with actives ..and a 30w SS Amp........ do you recomned ... Ernie Ball , DR , GHS ?????????
#4
They're just strings man, try out a few and see what works for you.

If you must insist on getting advice from strangers, I'd say that a lot of metal guys seem to use heavy bottoms, light tops, so go for that. Ernie Ball does those in packs.
Feel free to ignore my ranting.

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#5
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metal requires one to be a man. TOUGHEN UP!




ok in all seriousness, I prefer D'addario light tops heavy bottoms for metal, but that is just me
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#9
Ernie Ball light top heavy bottom
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#10
Metal strings are pretty much 100% metal, actually.
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#11
i cant believe people actually use d'addarios. they come DEAD in the pack. and theyre the cheapest strings you can buy. have you noticed no real bands use d'addario?[except dragonforce]

i use elixer 10 guage.

go with DRs
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#13
Elixer 11 Gauge!!! its what i use, ya its 11s, but your fingers will adjust! or heck anything 11 gauge...11s give you a nice rounded tone, its just the getting use to em part that you have to get over.
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i cant believe people actually use d'addarios. they come DEAD in the pack. and theyre the cheapest strings you can buy. have you noticed no real bands use d'addario?[except dragonforce]

i use elixer 10 guage.

go with DRs



+1 on the DRs. I use DR 11s for my band and we play in Drop B. Though I may have to change to 12s with a wound g-string.
#16
Thanks a lot guys , i now have a pack of GHS ,Ernie Balls and D'Addario 9-42 , they sound good, some friend told me that 9 - 46 y BEST for METAL ( easy bends and good lows ), what do you thinks .....feel free to comment , also , do you recomend coated strings ?
#18
Normally i play standard tunning and drop D , all i want is that the strings last at least a month without rusting , good tone for metal and good feel.
#19
I play with Di'Addario Jazz Medium Gauge, which is 13-56, and they take any tuning down to C fine, and below that they get a little loose, but I've got it down to Ab and it was still playable, hell I tuned to them to low G standard once and played them for the lulz, and they still felt okay.
#21
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i cant believe people actually use d'addarios. they come DEAD in the pack. and theyre the cheapest strings you can buy. have you noticed no real bands use d'addario?[except dragonforce]

What are you talking about?
#22
Quote by koalabacon
i cant believe people actually use d'addarios. they come DEAD in the pack. and theyre the cheapest strings you can buy. have you noticed no real bands use d'addario?[except dragonforce]

i use elixer 10 guage.

go with DRs

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Strings are mostly about feel, and Durability.
And I would say that myself as a user I am satisfied entirely with my purchases.
#23
Check out DR - .09-.50 gauge.
Never tought I'd find a gauge as perfect as that (Drop C/D standard)
Great for standard too.

...they also come in pink
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#24
ok trust me. i went through many many strings to find this pack ernie ball 0.8's for standard and drop D. after that increase the string gauge by one for every half a step down you tune your guitar. Please just trust me.
#25
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metal requires one to be a man. TOUGHEN UP!

Pfft, a true metalhead strings his guitar with rusty barbed wire.
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#26
.10-.46 is better for dropped D. Going up by 1 for every half step is adviceable. Brand is subjective.
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#27
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ok trust me. i went through many many strings to find this pack ernie ball 0.8's for standard and drop D. after that increase the string gauge by one for every half a step down you tune your guitar. Please just trust me.

8's for Standard?
I use 10's for standard myself.
And I use Dimarzio Jazz Lights for D standard.
Which Is 12-52, with a wound G string.

Its all about feel.
I say you should try and start at 9's for Standard and If you ever want to Downtune, Try 10's and 10.5's
#28
I normally play with ROTOSound Yellows (10-46), E tuning.

My Drop D guitar uses DR strings (10-52).

Once my stack of Rotos are gone, I'm going with DR all the way for my standard tuning guitar. I play 2-4 hours every day, and my band's rehearsal space gets really humid and the strings won't last even 2 weeks. The other day one came unwound from normal playing.

Take note of your fret size when choosing string size. I have a guitar with Extra Jumbo frets, and the 10's at the top are great, but my guitar with Jumbo frets is a little tougher to bend with 10's.
Last edited by Jam3V at May 26, 2009,