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telecrater  
16 May 2008 07:31 | Quote
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So does any one have any loyalty when it comes to your guitar strings? Personally I think they all suck or about the same. I really don't find much difference between the different brands. So usualy just by what cheap, or maybe something i have not tried before.
les_paul  
16 May 2008 10:00 | Quote
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I always bought whatever was cheapest until I try Ernie Ball strings now I am hooked and that,s all I use. Daddario Phosphor Bronze for my acoustic.
soy.el.che  
16 May 2008 11:33 | Quote
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i like daddario and blue steel, but anyway, theres no loyalty, id buy any strings someone recommends me
mattmurray  
16 May 2008 14:54 | Quote
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elixers, they last for eternity because they are covered in this thin material called nano-web, it also makes them alot smoother than other strings
soy.el.che  
16 May 2008 15:38 | Quote
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n i forgot.. i like ernie ball also
lol
GuitarBoy666  
16 May 2008 16:27 | Quote
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I like my D'addario .10 strings. I still have my original strings on my Godin and I have had it since December 10th, 2007. None broke, so they seem loyal.
EMB5490  
16 May 2008 16:29 | Quote
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ive had the same strings since i got my guitar, so prob around 3 or 4 months, they havent broke, so i likey.
Skold  
16 May 2008 16:37 | Quote
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Ernie Ball Super Slinky. All the way.
soy.el.che  
16 May 2008 16:38 | Quote
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my blue steel have lasted like a year
les_paul  
16 May 2008 16:48 | Quote
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I bet if you changed them you would notice a huge difference. I changed mine yesterday and the old strings were only about 3 weeks old and I could tell a difference.
EMB5490  
16 May 2008 16:49 | Quote
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i prob could, the spot where i hold the string on the fret is like unthredding in some way lol.
GuitarBoy666  
16 May 2008 17:00 | Quote
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It seems strings SOMETIMES affect your guitar's tone too.
I have no idea why but it is weird. Cause I changed strings once and the tone sounded different, and I have the same tone setting all the time. Unless maybe I just accidentally set the tone differently. I don't know. But is it possible?
EMB5490  
16 May 2008 17:26 | Quote
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thts prob b/c the strings get worn down? or start to lose some of the mettalicy to them idk, am i right?
GRX40  
16 May 2008 23:02 | Quote
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Yes, new strings often sound better than old ones. If strings get worn down too much, they sound dull.
brodyxhollow  
17 May 2008 08:54 | Quote
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i use ghs boomers for the power. no real loyalty, some strings work better for different styles, but when it comes down to it, a lot of them are all the same. however, you can get really shitty strings if you buy the low end ones. a lot of it has to do with how theyre wound.
GuitarBoy666  
17 May 2008 09:03 | Quote
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Maybe that's why the tone is different then...
WickedBeast  
18 May 2008 03:15 | Quote
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I don't have a loyalty I littorly walked into the store and said, "Give me the heaviest gauge of electric guitar strings you can give me." and here I am with my .11-.70's lol. I love it because after I get done playing on them, and play on someone else's guitar who strings his guitar with Extra light strings. It feels like i'm just touching the fretboard with no strings in between.
Doz  
18 May 2008 08:59 | Quote
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There's a tonal differance in string age, string gauge and brand. Some strings sound brighter than others, like Ernie Balls sound like they have a slight bit more high end than Daddarios to me.
GuitarBoy666  
18 May 2008 09:56 | Quote
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@WickedBeast, I remember earlier this year someone mentioning that they like to use really heavy gauge strings and go play his guitar like 2 whole steps down and then tune the 6th string to B. Something like that.

That's because heavy gauge strings can do that, unlike the .9's I use :P
WickedBeast  
18 May 2008 14:09 | Quote
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Lol, this is true. They can because they have a really high tension, but I keep mine in standard.
Veqq  
18 May 2008 15:06 | Quote
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No loyalty at all, I just go for the thinnest things I can find, I found a few pack of 6 gauge back in the day, but can't find anymore so I'm using some 7 gauge I bought off Ebay, actually they are really good, been on the same set for like 8 months. :)
joe  
18 May 2008 16:13 | Quote
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elixirs by a country mile.

play better than any other strings ive played.

EMB5490  
18 May 2008 16:15 | Quote
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a country mile, as opposed to a city mile, or better yet, a naked mile. ive had one set of strings....the originals, i like them, does any 1 know wut guage strings wer standard on epi plus tops? and the make of them? o ye, is ther a way 2 know the guage of a string?
GuitarBoy666  
18 May 2008 17:04 | Quote
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When you buy the strings it says right on the package. Mine are .10 - .46
Nutter166  
18 May 2008 17:08 | Quote
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I need to figure what are on my acoustic and strat -.- my strat's lower e went yesterday my first string to go in my 2years solid playing..and I have no idea what string gauges are on them.
EMB5490  
18 May 2008 17:21 | Quote
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i didnt buy the strings, i just remembered, i got it used, so when the guy sold it 2 the store, would they keep his strings or get new ones?
GuitarBoy666  
18 May 2008 20:27 | Quote
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@Nutter,
You could always like take the dead string to the music shop, then ask them what gauge it is and tell them to give you a string like it.
I think I remember doing that once.
Doz  
18 May 2008 20:48 | Quote
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That's the best option.
marsdemartini  
18 May 2008 23:06 | Quote
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Ernie Ball regular slinky is great for me because i tune standard. But really if you want a string that will have an enormous difference then it'll cost a shit load of money. george lynch once said that when he teamed up with dean markley that he could make an awesome set of strings but the price would be crazy high.
Nutter166  
19 May 2008 01:38 | Quote
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I'm a take my strat down, I binned the low e ._. but I'm a ask them to show me how to string right as I've never done it before.
Doz  
19 May 2008 04:07 | Quote
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Well, showing them your A string should be good enough for them to determine, I think.
GuitarBoy666  
19 May 2008 10:38 | Quote
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Yeah just bring yer guitar in, ask them to put an e string on that matches the gauge of the other 5 strings.
The people down there should be smart enough to know what to put on. After all, they do work in a guitar store....
bobby23jones  
20 May 2008 02:25 | Quote
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I use Ernie Ball Power Slinky.
ThePusher  
20 May 2008 03:44 | Quote
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I've used 4 different types of ernie ball currently using the skinny top heavy bottom 10-52's though I'm thinking of using DR 11-56 soon


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