#1
What difference do different strings make (not different gauges, different brands)? I've been using Ernie Balls since I've been playing (about 2 years) and I was wondering if they were crappy strings or if there were some way better strings that last longer.
#2
I'm interested in this, too. I could never really feel that much of a difference, and never really understood how strings of the same thickness and same alloy can sound different.

I heard some tarnish faster than others. I know this is true for Gibson Brite Wires (tried them)
#3
Oh, by the way, I play metal and I'm tuned to Eb standard and I use Ernie Ball regular slinkys now if that matters.
#4
ernie ball made a fortune making strings.
they're awesome strings, but you could get elixirs, which are coated and last longer.
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#6
Quote by pwrmax
Elixir strings last practically forever


Do you mean they last as in never break? Or do you mean your tone stays good for a long time compared to other brands?
#7
I just moved and only have my acoustic out of packing but I tried Elixers recently and wasnt impressed. I found that martin lights sounded better. But thats just my opinion. I did go out and get som D'adarrio strings, too, to kinda get a feel for what they each bring to the table. I like the D'adarrio coated strings. I've just been using the fender bullets on my strat and I'm gonna try something else as soon as I get it out of the unpacking mess. Strings are so cheap, though, that its not a big, big deal to experiment. Anyway, hope any of this helps and if all else fails just try any of them and you will either like em or not.
#8
Quote by kirkhammett09
Do you mean they last as in never break? Or do you mean your tone stays good for a long time compared to other brands?


Tone, most strings can last years before actually breaking. Don't wait that long though because after a while they will be impossible to keep in tune. Elixirs are coated with nanoweb and that protects them from wearing down so they keep their bright tone for a long time.
#9
Quote by pwrmax
Tone, most strings can last years before actually breaking. Don't wait that long though because after a while they will be impossible to keep in tune. Elixirs are coated with nanoweb and that protects them from wearing down so they keep their bright tone for a long time.


aren't they more expensive too though? so it evens out
#13
Ernie Ball electrics > Elixir hands down.
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#14
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I love them and you can find them in some pretty cool colors to
I got some silver (stars), they look pretty nice.