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Your favourite strings for Casino/Dot?

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Hi folks

 

I'm usually on the acoustic side of these forums but recently bought a Casino/Dot clone from Thomann - their own brand name Harley Benton - probably made in Asia in a similar factory to the Epiphones. The stock strings are OK but I'd like to know what you folk use on yours? The guitar probably looks more like a Casino but I'm sure it has a centre block like the Dot. I'd probably restring with 10s...

 

I also have an early 90s Epiphone LP100 and interested to know what strings anyone uses on theirs. Mine is really underused but has incredible sustain and is really light.

 

thanks

 

Dodger

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I have a Casino with Bigsby which I string with D'Addario 9 -46, it sounds full and holds tune very well; still wanto try 9-42 though....

Have tried other strings but always come back to these, they are cheap and do the job well also seem to last a fair while even with vicious trem abuse... da_prod_exl125_main_2.jpgda_prod_exl120_main_2.jpg

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For simplicity sake, I use the same strings on all my electric's. I have both a Dot and a Casino. I was using Elixir Nano's for a long time, then just for grins decided I should try something else. Tried Ernie Ball Slinky. Meh. Then I tried EB Cobalts, and WOW. All of my elec's, solid, hollow or semi hollow, are now equipped with EBC's, and probably will be for the foreseeable future. BTW, all are 10-46 guage.

 

The one exception to the above is my Gretsch 5122, which is strung with D'addario XL115's, 11-49 guage (Luthier's suggestion). It's a bit "beefier", for lack of a better term, than my other semi's and hollows, and he felt it would sound better with the higher guage.

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TI Power Brights are loud and clear. I have them on my Riviera & highly recommend. I feel like it added life & heat to the guitar tone if you can imagine that. They can be found on sale once in a while.

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For simplicity sake, I use the same strings on all my electric's. I have both a Dot and a Casino. I was using Elixir Nano's for a long time, then just for grins decided I should try something else. Tried Ernie Ball Slinky. Meh. Then I tried EB Cobalts, and WOW. All of my elec's, solid, hollow or semi hollow, are now equipped with EBC's, and probably will be for the foreseeable future. BTW, all are 10-46 guage.

 

The one exception to the above is my Gretsch 5122, which is strung with D'addario XL115's, 11-49 guage (Luthier's suggestion). It's a bit "beefier", for lack of a better term, than my other semi's and hollows, and he felt it would sound better with the higher guage.

Interesting, Dennis G. What is it that the cobalts bring to the table in terms of tonal variation? I've been an EB user for years, although I've had great tone from most all of the major brands over decades.

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What is it that the cobalts bring to the table in terms of tonal variation?

To my ear they just seemed to be noticeably "brighter" and "crisper" if you will. Wish I'd recorded the difference now. I tried them first on my Dot, then Casino, then Gibby LP, all with the same "new sound", so for now...That's my story and I'm sticking to it LOL!

 

One word of caution. I put a Bigsby on my Dot and because of the increased distance from Bigsby to tuning pegs, the D and G strings only leave about an inch or so for a "wind". No biggie for me, but others may freak.

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Interesting, Dennis G. What is it that the cobalts bring to the table in terms of tonal variation? I've been an EB user for years, although I've had great tone from most all of the major brands over decades.

What kind of Cobalts are they?

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To my ear they just seemed to be noticeably "brighter" and "crisper" if you will. Wish I'd recorded the difference now. I tried them first on my Dot, then Casino, then Gibby LP, all with the same "new sound", so for now...That's my story and I'm sticking to it LOL!

 

One word of caution. I put a Bigsby on my Dot and because of the increased distance from Bigsby to tuning pegs, the D and G strings only leave about an inch or so for a "wind". No biggie for me, but others may freak.

Yeah, that string length thing took me by surprise! Bit of a PITA isn't it?

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Yeah, that string length thing took me by surprise! Bit of a PITA isn't it?

Well, I normally use the distance from one tuning peg to the other as a quick reference for string length, and how many "winds" I want. Usually, it's about an inch or so. So, while yeah, this was a bit of a surprise the first time, I felt it was no biggie since it's what I'm used to, but others mileage may vary, you know? All in all, the Cobalt strings rock, at least so far...

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