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Mark Simpkin

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Hi All, I am currently using D'Addario EXL110 10 to 46 strings on my ES355 with Bigsby.

If you have any suggestion on a better string to use, I'd be keen to hear from you.

regards Mark

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Have you reservations about your D'Addarios? I think they are great strings.

 

I do experiment with strings though. The 'usual' strings I use are EB Regular Slinky. I dont find any difference between them and D'Addarios, I just prefer EB packaging.

 

I am presently using Elixir Polywebs on 2 guitars. They are coated and last longer. They are a godsend if you suffer from 'rusty fingers'. I have used them for a couple of years and may use them on more guitars in future. Some players hear a timbre difference with them. I dont.

 

I tried EB Paradigms earlier this year and liked them a lot. EB say they are 'treated for unparalleled repellency of oils, sweat and gunk & debris build-up.' They are also supposed to be more break & fatigue resistant. I didn't continue with them only because they are expensive. If they lasted longer (and they do last a little longer) I would use them as standard.

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Depends on what direction you want to go with the tone/sound of the guitar. Flat wounds give a different rounder tone usually. I use Elixir Nanoweb 10-46s on both my Les Paul and my 356. They really do last about 3 times longer than most other strings - but they are quite "bright" sounding especially when brand new.

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