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Brite wires v. vintage reissue


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I'd agree. The Britewires sounded to my ears, er, Brite!

 

There was, however, a thread here a while back saying Gibson fretwire isn't durable enough to stand up to purely steel strings; nickel is softer and causes less wear. I'd play it safe (no pun intended) and go with the pure nickel.....what amount of playing is neccessary before one wears off the nickel coating on the Britewires???????:)

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I know ive been accused of sounding like a broken record....but I dont care. Id rather sound repatitious and save someone some money and heartache.

 

The Haynes Les Paul manual states DO NOT use stainless steel strings on a Les Paul.

The steel is much harder then the fret wire; therefore youll wear them away and need a re-fret much sooner.

Anyone ever had a re-fret done on a Les Paul?..... $$$$$$....nuff said.

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I know ive been accused of sounding like a broken record....but I dont care. Id rather sound repatitious and save someone some money and heartache.

 

The Haynes Les Paul manual states DO NOT use stainless steel strings on a Les Paul.

The steel is much harder then the fret wire; therefore youll wear them away and need a re-fret much sooner.

Anyone ever had a re-fret done on a Les Paul?..... $$$$$$....nuff said.

 

Neither are pure stainless steel, right? Both have a nickel coating over a steel core. I think most electric strings are coated steel. What are the other options. My assumption is that Haynes is recommending not using pure stainless steel strings.

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My 2cents worth is - as all the posts on this topic - a personal taste thing.

 

The slightly softer 'feel' of nickel, almost like it is greased, is a real playability deal for me.....

 

.....I just love to play on nickel strings and the tone is spot-on for jazz, blues and old-school rock.

 

But the metal player and shredder will almost certainly feel plated is better, and certainly brighter.

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Neither are pure stainless steel, right? Both have a nickel coating over a steel core. I think most electric strings are coated steel. What are the other options. My assumption is that Haynes is recommending not using pure stainless steel strings.

 

I used to use Dean Markley Blue Steels..10-46, on all of my electric guitars. Now I only use them on my Fenders with stainless steel fret wire.

 

My R9 I use Gibson vintage reissue strings.

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