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Best strings for an ES-335

#1 User is offline   Gibson101 

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 05:34 AM

Best strings for an ES-335?

#2 User is offline   L5Larry 

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 05:43 AM

This question is VERY subjective, there is no single definitive answer.

That said, what I use on my ES-345 is D'Addario EXL115 nickel wound 11-49. I have used this set for years and have been very satisfied.

A post in another section has me considering bumping up another guage, so I'm going to try LaBella EL-BH Blues Heavy 12-52.

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 11:12 AM

I have also used the EXL115 but am now using EXL110's
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Posted 19 December 2009 - 01:55 PM

DR Pure Blue Round Wound 10's

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 01:13 AM

Personally, I like GHS Boomers 10's but as L5Larry stated, it is very subjective. Best to try different brands and gauges and see what works best with what and how you play.

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 03:08 AM

Les Paul Strings
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Posted 27 December 2009 - 11:27 PM

I use Gibson brite wires 10 -46 myself.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 02:06 AM

there is no correct answer. everyone has their own favorite strings. Most people I know put the same strings on all of their guitars, regardless of the style of guitar. Some people put flats on semi-hollows for an even more mellow sound.

I use D'Addario nickel-wound .10s, Ernie ball Slinky .10s, and Carvin .10s, which are re-branded GHS boomer .10s.
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Posted 28 December 2009 - 02:26 AM

Mine gets D'Addario EJ21s: .012 - .052, wound 3rd. Through a Fender Band-Master VM head and Weber California Ceramic 15 is speaks with authority.
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 03:27 AM

After trying a few brands, I'm happy with Blues Sliders. They are more expensive, about 18.00 here in Canada. They give a really nice mellow tone. Made in Austria.
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 11:34 PM

GHS Burnished Nickel. Nice tone, nice balance, great feel.
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Posted 02 January 2010 - 05:54 AM

I use Gibson Special Alloy Wound Ultra Light Strings (9-42) Best strings i've ever used.
but i agree, there really is no correct answer. You'll just have to try and find out what works best for you.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:23 AM

I Use Dean Markley Blue Steel or DR Pure Blues (11-52).

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 12:39 PM

D'Addario nickels, but my favorite was the Gibson Vintage.
Plant is closed now, so I don't know what I'll use next.

I like tens, and I like nickel.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 03:23 AM

I'm still experimenting, but I like 11s and a wound third.
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Posted 01 March 2010 - 05:51 AM

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Best strings for an ES-335?



Since you play accoustic guitars, D'addario's 11 w/ 3 wound should work for you quite nicely.

I used these with my PRS SC Hollowbody I.

I love them!

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 07:39 AM

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D'Addario nickels, but my favorite was the Gibson Vintage.
Plant is closed now, so I don't know what I'll use next.

I like tens, and I like nickel.


If I were you I would stock up...
http://www.juststrin...agereissue.html

I just did...
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 07:41 AM

Any pure nickel string... D'addario and Gibson come to mind..

My favorites are L5 Gibson 11's for Jazz ... And Gibson Vintage Reissue 10's for blues/rock...
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