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SouthernGuy82  
28 May 2008 17:56 | Quote
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Hey I use D'Addario's . Are those good strings? Right now I have either 9's or 10's, cant remember. I got some 10's today. But anyways I heard that if you use a different guage string you have to ajust the neck. Well I am familiar with doing that but not real familiar. So does anyone have any info on that? And another question, is there a way to measure the strings so that you have the proper winds on the post so you dont risk breaking them if you have too many winds or not enough. Because last time I broke the little E string and had to put the original back on it. Which really sucked and pissed me off.
GuitarBoy666  
28 May 2008 18:01 | Quote
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In my opinion, D'Addario's are good strings. I like them and have been using the same D'addario's on my Godin Exit 22 that came on it when I got it... December 10th, 2007 and they lasted me a long, long time so far.

As for putting new gauge strings on, I am not too sure but I think you would have to look at the action of the string so you can tell whether or not you should adjust your truss rod.
telecrater  
28 May 2008 18:18 | Quote
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new strings should not need a truss rod adjustment.

if anything you may need to adjust the action if you have frets buzzing and re-iniotate the guitar. you only need to adjust the truss rod is if you neck is bowing.
GuitarBoy666  
28 May 2008 18:19 | Quote
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Your neck can bow toward you, away from you, or be straight.
Your neck can warp too which isn't a good thing to have happen.
Buzzing is really annoying and if you get that you definitely have to adjust that rod.
Phip  
28 May 2008 18:30 | Quote
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@SG82
go here and all will be revealed
http://www.justinguitar.com/en/TB-003-ChangeStringsElectric.php
SouthernGuy82  
28 May 2008 18:42 | Quote
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Thanks
les_paul  
28 May 2008 19:59 | Quote
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@Guitarboy: If you like the way your guitar sounds now change the strings and I bet you will love the difference.

Edit: Also to answer the topic question I like Ernie Ball strings They are the only ones I use.
BodomBeachTerror  
28 May 2008 20:14 | Quote
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Ernie Ball slinkies!

cuz theyre the only ones ive ever used =p
SouthernGuy82  
30 May 2008 21:47 | Quote
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Whats the difference in sound between D'AArios and Slinkies? Which is easier to bend because I use D'AArios and they seem hard to bend compared to slinks which my dad uses.
Skold  
30 May 2008 22:08 | Quote
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They're swell. Personally, I'm an avid supporter of Ernie Ball Super Slinky's, but that's just me.
telecrater  
30 May 2008 22:42 | Quote
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dude, i got some elixars they are so smooth your fingers just glide on them but they are expensive compated they were $11 bucks at guitar center
ThePusher  
31 May 2008 00:12 | Quote
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Dude I've used more strings than anyone I know I personally like a thick low end so I use 10-52 Ernie Ball on my Standar guitar 11-53 GHS on my drop guitar, 12-56 Ernie Ball on my Drop B guitar and 50-105 Ernie Ball on bass, though I am trying to find a rotosound dealer as I love their tone
telecrater  
31 May 2008 06:45 | Quote
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ThePusher says:
though I am trying to find a rotosound dealer as I love their tone


Duh, tele ever herd of google?

rotosound? are those the flat wound strings?

I did try some flat wound strings once,i hated them they were so tight, hard to bend any notes and there was so much tension on the neck it made fretting chords difficult. they were pretty mellow sounding though. I broke the G and cut the crap out of my hand and never used them again
Skold  
31 May 2008 10:14 | Quote
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If I remember correctly, rotosound is a brand.
Doz  
31 May 2008 10:41 | Quote
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I've been thinking about starting to buy Elixer strings... heard they last quite a while and my problem is that they wear out very quickly. They cost a bit more than the other strings around here though.
telecrater  
31 May 2008 18:18 | Quote
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what do you mean wear out? do they loose their tone and brightness or to ware out the windings so they come apart?
Doz  
31 May 2008 18:39 | Quote
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I just mean get dull really quick. Lose their tone and feel pretty bad.
telecrater  
31 May 2008 20:50 | Quote
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you should try the elixars i think you will like them. if not i'll not give you your money back.
Doz  
31 May 2008 21:16 | Quote
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Haha, but yeah - I'm going to grab some soon. It'll probably be worth the extra cash.
ThePusher  
31 May 2008 22:49 | Quote
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Dude I wanted the Rotosounds so that I could emulate Steve Harris's tone
CaseyJones  
2 Jun 2008 00:11 | Quote
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i perfer either Ernie Ball Coustom Gauge, or Ernie Ball Slinky
Cata34  
2 Jun 2008 00:43 | Quote
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I'm an avid elixer fan and have been for years. I love em. And yes they last quite a bit longer.
telecrater  
2 Jun 2008 00:58 | Quote
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I read that B.B. King stopped using Gibson strings becuase they did not have a wounded G String. I would like to test them out so if anyone has ran across some strings with a wounded G string, PM me.

Thanks


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