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D'Addario XL110s I use mostly, have for years.

 

Other than the two I have strung with M Steels (SG and LP standards)

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D'Addario XL110s I use mostly, have for years.

 

Other than the two I have strung with M Steels (SG and LP standards)

Seems alot of people like D'Addario

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I have been using Ernie Ball strings for years. I recently got a few sets from StringJoy.com You can order custom string sets. whatever gauge for which ever string you desire. Guitar or bass, electric or acoustic.

Check them out.

 

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STRINGJOY CUSTOM SETS

Thanks Quijano

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Other than the classical guitar strings, you generally don't find them at your average big box store. I used to have a local Mom & Pop Shop order them in for me, but... it eventually became easier, more economical, and more timely, to just order them off the web.

 

Here's where I get mine:

https://www.stringsbymail.com/

 

Thanks for this Larry! Nice alternative to Just Strings!

 

Brian

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I've had my SG for a little over a year and a half. Still haven't found THE strings yet. DR seems to be my favorite so far. Tried some GHS,Ernie Ball and couple others. I tried some Elixers on my Strat but they just felt weird. My Strat gets Super Bullets. Gauges I either go 9 or 10 on either guitar. Getting a Lester soon. Not sure what's going on that one yet. But it will be restrung the minute I get it home. Factory strings feel terrible

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... Factory strings feel terrible

Mostly, but not always. One Gibson SG of mine came with Gibson Brite Wires, and my Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus had similarly bright sounding strings stock. Their tone felt like home to me. I mainly replaced them to go for heavier gauge. However, I replace the pure nickel wound stuff common on new guitars in an instant.

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...whatever is cheapest...

I once bought a few sets of the D'addario Pro Steels that are supposed to sound bright longer than the XL-range... Nonsense. Made no difference.

So recently bought a few sets of Dunlop strings, saved me a couple of €.

 

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...whatever is cheapest...

I once bought a few sets of the D'addario Pro Steels that are supposed to sound bright longer than the XL-range... Nonsense. Made no difference.

So recently bought a few sets of Dunlop strings, saved me a couple of €.

 

e

Cheap strings isn't the way to go , they won't last as long or hold tone

 

4H

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Ernie Ball Slinkys. tried Dadarios for a bit in the 80's as well as GHS. they are nice. but i just like the Slinkys.

 

Used Ernie Ball for years

 

4H

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I used to be a snob about brands as I always used Ernie Ball's and anything else wasn't good. However, that soon changed when I used d'addario randomly a few years back. Used ever since. Intonation isn't a problem and neither is staying in tune.

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I like cheap strings if they 'deliver'.....

 

And my favourite online supplier...'Strings Direct' has a very cheap 'own brand' range which are way above other 'cheap and cheerful' offerings.... [thumbup]

 

Otherwise Newtone in Northern England wind their own extensive range from guitar through banjo, lap steel, tenor guitar etc etc

 

At very reasonable prices.... [thumbup]

 

V

 

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D'Addario and sometimes Gibson on the Acoustics, and GHS, Fender (on Tele/Strats), & going to try Gretsch (on some of the Gretsch gits).

 

Vote on my Poll about string brightness (Acoustic forum) and chime in.

 

Aster

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I have tried most of the major manufacturer's strings over the years: Gibson, Ernie Ball, DR, Dean Markley, Elixir and GHS Boomers. I was not happy with any of them for a variety of reasons. For the past 10 years or so, I have used D'Addario EXL-110s and have never looked back. (Although I recently bought some EXL-110W- wound G string to experiment.). My 5 Gibsons are all stop bar tail piece models with either a TOM or ABR bridge. My non-Gibson guitars are 25.5" scale length, have TOM bridges and string-thru bodies. I use the EXL-110-7 strings on my 7 string ESP/Ltd with a 25.5" scale length with TOM and string-thru body (B standard or Drop A tuning). I also use D'Addario EXL165s on my basses. I like the feel of the D'Addarios and they last a long time.

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Although I've recently had problems with bulk packs from Gibson (see my separate thread on this), I've been a long-term user of Gibson Brite Wires. Their .010-.046's seem to tension well on any of my guitars, regardless of scale (22.5" - 25.5" scale), and they last forever! My go-to favorite Strat has been wearing it's original set for seven years.

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