#1
Well can you name off some good guitar strings. i have a epiphone les paul standard. and play all styles of music. i like bright sounds. i have used gibsons but every body says there crap. so i went to ghs boomers and they went dull. so i just want some pointers.
#4
Quote by sashki
Gibson strings rust quickly.

I recommend D'Addario, which I use all the time. Try the .010-.046 guages for a Les Paul.


Second on the D'Addarios.
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ernie ball. daddario's are nasty. sorry for those who use them. why do you use them though? theyre noob strings.. feel is gross
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Quote by sashki
Gibson strings rust quickly.

I recommend D'Addario, which I use all the time. Try the .010-.046 guages for a Les Paul.



wich ones from D'Addario
#9
I use 11's either from Ernie Ball or D'addario depends on which one's in stock at our local music store.
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#10
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ernie ball. daddario's are nasty. sorry for those who use them. why do you use them though? theyre noob strings.. feel is gross

Why are they n00b strings?

Many say ernie ball strings feel slinkier than D'addarios. If D'addarios really are tighter, that makes them anything but n00b strings.

And can you honestly feel a difference between string brands? If they're the same guage, made of the same alloy, probably using similar technology, how much of a difference is there? It's all down to quality in the end.

I use them cos I tried them and liked them, and have stuck with them since. I have had the occasional pack of Peavey, Gibson and Ernie Ball strings. They all broke very quickly, for some reason.
#11
Just give all of these brands a try. I did . And ended up liking dr strings the most.tite fits have awesome tone and feel.the black beauties have thin layer of paint on them so they not only look cool but are protected against rust as well buy these you sweaty dogs!
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ernie ball. daddario's are nasty. sorry for those who use them. why do you use them though? theyre noob strings.. feel is gross

I actually found that with Ernie Ball strings. I used them for ages, and after about a week of playing, they already felt and sounded very dull. I switched to Elixirs and I've had the same strings for months, but my guitar & fretboard need cleaning.

I'm thinking of trying D'Addiro's, recommended?
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#14
Elixir Nanowebs. They keep on feeling new for weeks. I am not going back to Ernie Ball or D Addario.
#16
Either D'addario, DR, or Ghs and you should be good. There isn't a huge difference (as most would have you think) but those three brands that I just mentioned stand out a bit. If anything, don't get Ernie Ball strings.
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ernie ball. daddario's are nasty. sorry for those who use them. why do you use them though? theyre noob strings.. feel is gross


i agree ernie ball kick d'addarios ass, only guitar noobs that havnt played for long and dont know their string use them
#18
It doesn't help I can only find the size I like in Ernie Ball strings... so I use them lol.
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#20
If you want bright sounding strings, go straight for D'Addario XL's. I suppose 10-46's are okay for you.
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#21
I agree on D'Addario strings they are very good I have tried them, but at the moment I am using "Ernie Ball - Super Slinky" strings and I'm very pleased by the sound and quality they offer
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#23
I switch between Fender strings and Ernie Balls. To be honest, I prefer the Fenders to most strings.

But, in saying that, there's no such thing as the BEST strings. It's like apples and oranges, it's all preference. So, I'd say just go out and buy some packs of every brand you can, and see what you like best.
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