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Damien  
2 Sep 2009 16:02 | Quote
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The Local Store Sell Ernie Ball Strings And D'Addario Strings.
Also What Gauge Do You Think Is Better?
Or Do You Think I Should Look For A Different Make Somewhere Else?
harleyofdoom  
2 Sep 2009 16:26 | Quote
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what type of guitar are the string for?
Damien  
2 Sep 2009 16:27 | Quote
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A Strat Copy
Ozzfan486  
2 Sep 2009 16:33 | Quote
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I use ernie ball regular. Although you may want a slimmer brand of strings.
harleyofdoom  
2 Sep 2009 16:35 | Quote
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i usually go with pink slinkys, good sound and they last a long time even if you really beat them up, i do find that they can take a little while (say a week or two) to loose that new string tinniness but your gonna get that from any new strings really.

here's a little info about them from some website:

Gauges 9-11-16-24w-32-42.

Nickels are the most popular of the Ernie Ball Slinky guitar strings. They're made from nickel-plated steel wire wrapped around tin-plated hex-shaped steel core wire. They produce a well-balanced all-around good sound.

Ernie Ball strings are precision manufactured to the highest standards and most exacting specs to assure consistency, optimum performance, and long life.

Ernie Ball is the pioneer of rock and roll guitar strings. Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, and Slash are among the long list of Slinky players.
Damien  
2 Sep 2009 16:46 | Quote
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Wow Thank You So Much For That Information
I Will Probably Go For The Pink Ones Or The Green Ones(I Think They Are Custom Gauge)
I Will Definatly Go For Ernie Balls, But Rotosound Strings Are Good Apparently, I Know Steph carter From Gallows Uses Them.
Ernie Balls Are Quite Cheap Here Too, So That Is Good.
And Thanks Again For Helping.
Afro_Raven  
2 Sep 2009 16:54 | Quote
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Buy the ones made from metal, I find they sound the best.

Afro
Damien  
2 Sep 2009 16:58 | Quote
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Thanks Afro
case211  
2 Sep 2009 17:37 | Quote
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also be sure that you intonate your guitar if you buy a different gauge than what it was set at before.
Damien  
2 Sep 2009 17:40 | Quote
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Ok I Will Probably Buy The Same I Think It Is Standard
Is There A Lesson Here On How To Inonate Just Incase???

EDIT:I Think It Is To Do With The Bridge?
J05H  
2 Sep 2009 20:17 | Quote
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the thinner the strings the more youll sound like job for a cowboy and killswitch engage but really thick strings will make you sound like in flames
case211  
2 Sep 2009 21:15 | Quote
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@Damien
I'm not sure if there is a lesson on how to do it on this site, but, you can google how to do it. Basically you need a tuner(preferably electronic) and depending on the guitar that you have, if it has a tremolo or a tune-o-matic, you are going to need a small allen wrench or screw driver.
carlsnow  
3 Sep 2009 08:07 | Quote
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D'Addario 10's-up
Damien  
3 Sep 2009 08:28 | Quote
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Thanks Case
And Thanks Everyone For The Information It Has All Helped Thank You!
Guitarslinger124  
3 Sep 2009 10:13 | Quote
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Ernie Ball Slinky's. Titanium 10's or 11's you won't ever need anything else for your electric guitar.
Damien  
3 Sep 2009 13:26 | Quote
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Really
Might Look Into Them Then
Thanks All Again It's Been Very Helpful.
J05H  
4 Sep 2009 18:01 | Quote
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thinner stringz feel more gooder 4 me but the thiker strings i dk they feel weird
patleh  
4 Sep 2009 22:03 | Quote
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whatevers the cheapest
case211  
5 Sep 2009 02:23 | Quote
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no, you never want to buy the cheapest strings. Come on, that's like putting retreads on porsche! strings are a major part of the guitars tone and feel, so, don't cheat yourself on the price. If you like a set that is say $6, but you just want to save a couple bucks and get the ones that are $3...well, your going to actually restrict your guitars tonal capabilities.
patleh  
5 Sep 2009 10:09 | Quote
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or you could get the cheapest and have money for food in a couple of months
RA  
5 Sep 2009 22:41 | Quote
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carlsnow says:
D'Addario 10's-up


couldn't agree more
TimXIII_VII_String_King  
6 Sep 2009 13:40 | Quote
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Roto sound are good alternative to erine balls or D'Addario they sound nice and you get a spare high E,but I have to admit ernie ball super slinky 9-42 are mave fav for my 6 stirng and Ernie ball again 10 to 56 on my VII string
Ozzfan486  
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Anyone ever play those strings that are made or cats intestines? It was something like that. Just wondering since we're on the string topic.
guitarmastergod  
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Afro_Raven says:
Buy the ones made from metal, I find they sound the best.

Afro


what if your playing a nylon guitar? lol
J05H  
6 Sep 2009 19:44 | Quote
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guitarmastergod

nylon strings can be metal too...

dont beleive me?





jcb3000  
6 Sep 2009 19:47 | Quote
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Rotosound do pretty dam good strings, also ernie balls last for ages!
J05H  
6 Sep 2009 23:33 | Quote
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ive never used ernie balls
RA  
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Ozzfan486 says:
Anyone ever play those strings that are made or cats intestines? It was something like that. Just wondering since we're on the string topic.


strings, in Europe during common practice,(other places and times probably too but i know for a fact here) for Guitar like instruments (really "lute like" seeing a guitar is a type of lute) where made out of Catgut, and unlike the name may suggest do not come from cats. Catgut is a part of the intestine found in all animals humans, pigs, cows, and yes even cats, but people got it from other animals like goats and cows never cats.
however as strings they where the best people could get at the time. now we have nylon and other materials that are a million times better so catgut is mainly only use in old 1700s lutes when people want to be more authentic to the era or even guitars when people want that authentic snobbery. I think that's stupid thought, because compared to nylon(so i have read) catgut has tuning issues, is not even meaning these bumps and thinned out parts(more then nylon), and it isn't as loud nor as crisp sounding.

as to strings being made out of metal. string have always been warped in metal for tuning/intonation reason(wont go into), but the core is still nylon so technically it is nylon not metal but it does still have metal on it so you both win in a way
vincejonesiii  
10 Sep 2009 14:11 | Quote
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get ernie balls skinny top heavy bottem if you like to chugg but still be able to solo
nater2  
20 Oct 2009 13:52 | Quote
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someone recommended the pink slinky's too me and i like them it's just that their to thin. i will probably get something heavier soon
fender_bender  
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I tried some EB Slinky's in the past and I didn't care for them. I use D'addario 10's now and they seem to last a long time. I was using 9s, and now I'm thinking of making a hybrid set of 11s for E A D and 10s for G B E. I bought them, but haven't tried them yet.

Oh. Forgot to mention. Make sure they are nickel strings. Elixir strings are steel. I used to use them and my 2004 American Strat has the proof of me using them (frets were starting to wear). Most guitars have nickel frets (some have stainless). if your string metal is harder then your fret metal guess which one will wear down faster? If I ever get around to building a guitar I will be using stainless steel frets. Although, Stainless frets will wear down the strings faster. I would rather change strings as opposed to getting a fret job/new frets.
case211  
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also(jsut because the topic was brought back) I absolutely love the Dean Markely Blue Steel 9's and 10's. Though I'm thinking about changing to 10's for my Ibanez just because of the floyd rose(may help counter the tone killing). Anyways, great strings, and they last a long long time, plus the harmonic overtones are killer!
Floydfanatic  
23 Oct 2009 09:32 | Quote
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patleh says:
or you could get the cheapest and have money for food in a couple of months


If you can't afford $6 for a set of strings, then maybe you should sell your guitar for food.
fender_bender  
23 Oct 2009 09:39 | Quote
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Or eat the guitar and tell everyone, "The music lives inside me, man!"
nater2  
23 Oct 2009 11:21 | Quote
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@fender. nice
apollos  
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im gonna try the skinnytop/heavy bottom on my new guitar whenever i get it whatever it will b...
Schecter_player  
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POWER SLINKIES!
sev121993  
26 Oct 2009 13:29 | Quote
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Get guitar strings. They work pretty good on guitars.
Gill555  
26 Oct 2009 16:48 | Quote
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Wow sev121993 you must be some sort of musical genius.
Ozzfan486  
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