#1
I recently bought a set of Cleartone strings from Guitar Center for about 15$. Should I take them back and buy three sets of Ernie Ball strings or should I keep them? Also do they resist sweat?
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#2
coated strings are worth it... my friend has them on his acoustic for almost a year and a half now and they didn't break yet.
#3
Quote by randomhero93
coated strings are worth it... my friend has them on his acoustic for almost a year and a half now and they didn't break yet.

Im not worried them breaking, I never break reagular strings. Do they still sound good?
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Last edited by bBreaker at Jul 30, 2008,
#4
^^ bet they sound like ass now though. Year and a half old strings?

Personally I prefer D'Addario over Ernie Ball, just personal preference, but I hardly ever break 'em, and they sound good still after some time.
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#5
They aren't worth it at all. I use GHS Boomers on my electric and Ernie Ball Earthwoods on my acoustic and I have a friend who uses Elixers. My strings generally last longer (I haven't broken a string in years!) and they retain a good tone longer.
#6
coated are fine for acoustic.

but on electrics they don't ground right. at least the DR color coats don't anyway.
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#7
The coating muffles the tone a little. Ive tried many of the coated strings and wasnt impressed. Just arent worth the extra cost.
#8
3 Packs of EB > Cleartone for sure...
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#10
The only way your going to know is to try them. $15 isn't that expensive. I spent $3.50 on a cup of coffee this morning!
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