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What kind of strings does everyone use? I was looking at the Ernie Ball slinkys but am not sure which ones to get. If anyone has experience with these or any other strings please inform me thanks

 

i like Ernie Ball slinky's. i use super slinky's on my epiphone spotlight and i use 10's light top heavy bottom on my les paul. never had a problem with them and they last pretty well

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I gave Clear Tones a try after my tech recomended them. I really like the sound, feel, and they last quite a long time without loosing a lot of tone.

 

I have put them on all my electric solid body guitars now. They cost a couple bucks more but they last long so it equals out.

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I'm currently using Ernie Ball's hybrid strings on the only guitar I'm using :'( I dont get to play her enough so those strings are like new :'( but they sound and feel great :)

 

I have tried a few sets of the hybrids and there are good on the right guitar. I either tend to use Slinky's or Brite Wires... Im gonna try Gibsons line of Vintage reissue strings...

 

Regards

Flight959

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i use GHS boomers... 10s on my LP and SG and 9s on my Melody Maker. For some reason I have had bad luck with Gibson strings. For me, I've found that sometimes the high E or B aren't knotted correctly around the string end and the knot ends up slipping and unwinding causing the string to constantly slip out of tune. It took a little while to figure it out (I originally thought it was a peg problem, but my LP and SG have locking tuners), sure enough, that's what was going on. The GHS strings I buy never have that problem and I like the way carry their tone for quite a while - they last.

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I love the Maxima 2028-CL Gold Strings.....look and sound great +:-@ I've using a set of those for like 2 months on my Les Paul and neither the golden colour went away, nor it sounded worse then on the first day, NOR one string doesn't stay in tune. I just love those =P~

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I used GHS Boomers (10 - 52) for a really long time then I decided I wanted to move to a string that would allow me to play with lower action and heavier G, B and high E strings and switched to Ernie Ball (11 - 48). After using those for a while I decided to try some D'Addarios (11 - 49) and they really impressed me, so I have been using those for the past few years. It might just be that I get a kick out of seeing the colored ends in my tail piece. I do like that they are totally sealed though compared to GHS/Ernie Ball who just put them in paper sleeves. I assume having them completely sealed keeps them "fresher" but it could just be a marketing gimmick.

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