#1
I have a faded Gibson sg special with worn out stock strings. I want to buy a new set of strings that are the same gauge. What gauge strings do i need to buy? Also, what brand do you suggest? I've heard that ernie balls are the best.
#2
there is no "best" string brand, its all personal preference. but anyway, your guitar probably came stock with .10's
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#3
Quote by mikeyElite
there is no "best" string brand, its all personal preference. but anyway, your guitar probably came stock with .10's


yea +1
I use rotosound and I think it's the best...
yea I think .10's
#5
I use Ernie Ball because they advertise everywhere that the "pros" use em.
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#6
Basically if Ernie Ball strings rust on you in less than 2 weeks, you need to use D'Addarios. Or vice versa

There are other brands out there, but keep in mind, D'Addario is the worlds largest string manufacturer. Other companies might have a very slightly different alloy blend, but it can't venture too far from a regular nickel string or the tone will suffer, and chances are it's being manufactured in the D'Addario plant, with D'Addario's hex core.
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#7
Elixirs might be a bit overpriced but they won't rust as fast as others that I used.
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#8
Daddario 10-46. rotosounds are good too but i think their 10-46 gauge is a bit thinner than that of daddario.
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#9
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Elixirs might be a bit overpriced but they won't rust as fast as others that I used.


they last me at least a month, with gigging about every other week and practice every week

not to mention at least 4 hours a day of bedroom playing

It's worth it to try though, nanoweb elixers.
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#10
Hi I starded playing in the 70s E-Ball super Slinky in the pink I will be 50 this year at that time I looked what Rush Guitaras used and jimmy Page in guitar MAG B Ball now for bass 1976 ROTO Sound rs66ld hope this was helpful
#11
Only pick nickelwound strings if you are SURE you're not allergic. My mate was and he couldn't play for a month
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I'd go for 9/10, d'Addario
#12
D'Addario strings for sure.
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#14
Ernie Ball Strings are the best hands down. Best Tone & Feel by far.
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#15
meh its all opion dont listen to what any1 is saying buy a set of strings and see if u like them or not if u dont then switch its simple logic really.
a list of brands to try:
d'addirio
ernie ball
rotosound
elxirers
DR

those are much the top brands i can think of. i know a few other companies but i dont think there as big.
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#16
I would agree it's personal preference. I used Ernie Balls for years and they're great. D'Addarios are great too, though I never really rated Rotosound for some reason. If you want something to last longer then the Elixirs are excellent and last a hell of a lot longer. Skull strings are also worth a try.

NB: If you get Elixir strings please keep in mind that a 10 gauge Elixir will feel thicker than any other 10 due to the coating.
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#18
I use Ernie Ball Regular Slinkies for my electric, while I use Elixir Nanowebs for my acoustic.
#19
I'm almost positive it came with 10's. My favorite brand is D'Addario, but I would recommend trying a different company every time you change your strings until you find one that feels good for you. Strings are a very individual thing.
#21
I use D'Addario 9s I like a light guage string and Guitar Center and Daddy's always has a deal on bulk packs for less than $30.00. When you have as many guitars as I have you need to save some dough any place you can. IMHO D'Addarios are great and so far have never let me down. Again it's personal preference.