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#1
Ok this is the thread to talk about strings tell string storys and which strign you like or dislike. Here i s my story.


Ok so today while I was at school my mom got me new electric guitar strings. Well they were First act and they were there new kind so i thought the might not suck as much as the others. LOL they have some gimmick where it pulls your bridge all the way down like you constantly had your whammy bar down all the way.Well I said they might be good (mistake #2) I start to tune them (good luck with that) then when I finally get the bottom E tuned it unraveled at the post then broke. Tomorrow mom is getting me GHS strings which I have had luck with. We are taking back the firstacts at least it came with a good pick.
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#2
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Dude I got these strings the other day that couldn't be tuned to higher than 4 octaves below middle C then I realized that they were shoelaces and they weren't making any sound at all.
#6
GHS Strings FTW!!!!!!!
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#7
lol...failure. Ernie ball?
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#10
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Screw that, Elixir is where it's at!

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#11
d'addario, can't go wrong.
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#12
Firewire Strings user here. to First act.
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#13
Shut up I burn my brain out at school every day and put it on reserves during the night so im running on nothing.
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#14
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Screw that, Elixir is where it's at!

Pffff, D'addario FTW
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#17
I use Darco! Aus$10 a pack! Cheap & do the job!
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Dude I got these strings the other day that couldn't be tuned to higher than 4 octaves below middle C then I realized that they were shoelaces and they weren't making any sound at all.
#18
d'addario FTW!!!!
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#19
d'addarios here. and lesson:

NEVER BUY ANYTHING THAT SAYS FIRST ACT ON IT, IN IT, AROUND IT, OR NEAR IT.
#21
Don't talk to me about bad luck with strings. My D string on my acoustic snaps. I replace it. Snaps again. My E string on my bass snaps, which is weird because I thought it was indestructible. Then my D string my my Strat broke.

All in one day. I was mega angry.
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#22
yea I tried getting elixirs she said i couldn't get anything $10 or over
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#23
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#24
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yea I tried getting elixirs she said i couldn't get anything $10 or over

*glides hand across sleek strings*

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#25
Whenever I buy strings I just get Ernie Ball, in the intreast of diversity, what is it that you guys like about Elixer and the others that were mentioned......And, "cuz teh pwn" isn't the type of answer I'm looking for.


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#26
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Whenever I buy strings I just get Ernie Ball, in the intreast of diversity, what is it that you guys like about Elixer and the others that were mentioned......And, "cuz teh pwn" isn't the type of answer I'm looking for.


*prepares to read "cuz teh pwn" a million times*

It's got a coating on it that makes doing slides fingergasmic, retains its tone well, bending is easy, really only need to replace them once it loses its flare from aging. I was thinking about trying some Ernie Ball Super Slinky's once I kill my next set of strings though.
#27
I get the XL's....Though I just tried some Dunlop Zakk Wylde strings again. My fingers now hurt.
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#29
Quote by RU Experienced?
It's got a coating on it that makes doing slides fingergasmic, retains its tone well, bending is easy, really only need to replace them once it loses its flare from aging. I was thinking about trying some Ernie Ball Super Slinky's once I kill my next set of strings though.

I tried the super slinkies once, I didnt mind em, althugh I havent tried a whole lot else, I think i may pick up some Elixers when i am done with the ones I have now, which at this rate(I played for three hours tonight ) wont take too long, plus i like to toy with tuning....thats usually when sh¡t breaks on me
#30
i use GHS boomers, lately i've switching between them and the new dunlops, i find d'addarios are too bright and slinkys just aren't bright enough for my liking

string nightmares: i own a Jackson RR3, floyd rose bridge, seriously the high e snaps ona fairly consistent basis
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Quote by Cockpuncher 2.0
I tried the super slinkies once, I didnt mind em, althugh I havent tried a whole lot else, I think i may pick up some Elixers when i am done with the ones I have now, which at this rate(I played for three hours tonight ) wont take too long, plus i like to toy with tuning....thats usually when sh¡t breaks on me

dont tune so fast. you cant just crank the tuner and expect the string not to break?
if thats not what you're doing you may want to get a new kind of strings.
#32
I prefer DR to be honest lol.
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#33
Quote by landerson
dont tune so fast. you cant just crank the tuner and expect the string not to break?
if thats not what you're doing you may want to get a new kind of strings.

I remember the first time I tried to restring my guitar I snapped the high e string "tuning" it. I was pretty pissed off
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#35
I don't like the b string. Never could get it in tune. B string must stand for Bitch string.
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#36
D'addarios here, too.

If you're going to buy strings, make sure you buy top quality strings. The price difference between high quality and low quality strings is so minimal that you should never buy low-quality strings.
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#37
If you repeatedly have a certain string break, you may have a problem in the bridge, nut, or tuning post. That happened to me, and my e kept breaking at the bridge. So I checked it out, and sure enough, there was a little nick in the metal sticking up and ripping strings apart (don't ask me how it got there) so I went in with an icepick or screwdriver (can't remember) and popped it off. Fixed!

EDIT: Oh, and Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys for me. Why? Cuz I once read that Angus Young used them, and I used to have a man/guitar crush on him. Also, they're fairly cheap and sound alright, so I'm not changing. But I may try the Elixers...
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#38
First off, what are you like 8? You're mom buys you strings! Oh and D'Addario FTW
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#39
Quote by PopMasterFlex
I don't like the b string. Never could get it in tune. B string must stand for Bitch string.

Demitri Martin ftw.

On another note, D'addario strings are well.
#40
Ernie Ball's for me,
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