#1
I'm currently using Ernie Ball Beefy Slinkies. I'm looking for strings that can hold up well against alot of whammy bar abuse and can handle drop C, although I would like to go lower than that. Any strings out there that can do that? I'm sick of breaking strings, but love my whammy bar.
#2
The problem is more likely with your guitar. What guitar is it? You may want to put in new saddles or something.
#4
DR strings hold up pretty good with trems
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#6
How often do your strings break? Is it the same one? Maybe you might have sharp saddles.

If not, look at the Not Even Slinkies.


Those DRs look good too.
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#7
My guitar is a C-1 Hellraiser. 2 broken strings in 2 days, a G string and a high E string. I'll look into DRs now.
#9
I play DRs, and i'm probably going to change. Because they're compressed from a higher gauge, they're pretty slack. I play in standard tuning, with occasional drop D or dADGAD, and they don't sound very good tuned down, in my opinion. I play 11s.
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#10
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I play DRs, and i'm probably going to change. Because they're compressed from a higher gauge, they're pretty slack. I play in standard tuning, with occasional drop D or dADGAD, and they don't sound very good tuned down, in my opinion. I play 11s.

If you are using a Floyd, are you setting it up for drop tuning?
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#11
A little bit. Is there some more correct way of stretching them then tugging on the whammy bar slightly for a few minutes? ?
#12
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If you are using a Floyd, are you setting it up for drop tuning?



I have a set bridge.


Let me clarify: I think they're loose in standard. Tuned down it's even worse.
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#14
I have a double locking trem too and I have used both slinkies with it and now d'addarios and i've found the d'addarios last a lot longer, than the slinkies (both being 10's)
also if your trem requires you to chop the balls of, quick tip to save money on strings

when you snap a string snip off the snapped end, and unwind some more string off the tuners and reclamp, get can get a couple of snaps out of each string this ways
#15
Snapping 2 strings in 2 days is excessive. I reckon that your strings are either worn out, haven't been pre stretched or your guitar is a bit dodgy.

When I put new strings on my ibanez (S5470 prestige, all worship me) I can pull my trem right up till it hits the cavity and they don't break. I have 9's on mine (being my shred guitar, my other one has 11's) so Idk what guage to go for if you have a floyd and want heavy strings. I use earnie ball, everyone says they're **** after a week or so but I kinda like the increased bass because I play dropped a lot... playing 9's on a dropped ibanez with razor fine action is like the string are made of butter