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I have a new Epi Les Paul Standard Plus Top (HB). I love the strings that came on this guitar and would like to replace them when it is time to restring the guitar. Does anyone know what brand of strings and gauge are put on these guitars when they're shipped to customers new? Thanks for the help!

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RJ,

You'll get lots of opinions on strings here. They are pretty much a personal taste thing. String sets aren't that expensive, so, try a few different brands. Recommendation from here will run from, D'Addario, DR, Ernie Ball, GHS, Cleartone, Coated/Non-Coated, round, half-round,... you name it.

 

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I'd recommend Ernie Ball (009-046) - they will still allow you to bend the G,B, and E- strings while keeping the growl of the thicker E-A-D strings for riffing. Generally speaking, it all depends on what music you want to play and what your personal preferences are. Just don't get GHS-Strings, they rust way too fast compared to other brands.

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I'd recommend Ernie Ball (009-046) - they will still allow you to bend the G' date='B, and E- strings while keeping the growl of the thicker E-A-D strings for riffing. Generally speaking, it all depends on what music you want to play and what your personal preferences are. [/quote'] 010-046s hinder your bending ??? You need to play more/exercise, my friend ... 009s are silly light strings (imho, of course, as all of my posts are mho). I use 10-46s and bend all 6 strings (...not at the same time, usually :) )
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After using just about every string brand on the market I switched to D'Addarios over 20 yrs ago and find that they hold their new tone longer,don't corrode,and don't go out of tune after aggressive bending or whammy use.

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I have a new Epi Les Paul Standard Plus Top (HB). I love the strings that came on this guitar and would like to replace them when it is time to restring the guitar. Does anyone know what brand of strings and gauge are put on these guitars when they're shipped to customers new? Thanks for the help!

 

 

Why not just call Epi/Gibson? Toll free? When I called and asked the guy told me Gibson BriteWires. Tech support there is very good.

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Why not just call Epi/Gibson? Toll free? When I called and asked the guy told me Gibson BriteWires. Tech support there is very good.

Like some Gibby tech is going to recommend a non Gibby brand :-$ .

 

I agree that strings are a personal thing and the best thing is to try them yourself. I use D'Addario's on my Ovations, and have pretty much settled on Elixir Nanowebs and/or Cleartones on my elec's. I've tried Bright Wires, Ernie's, etc. as well as the strings each different guitar mfgr uses, but really like the Elixir's & CT's, but that's just me. Others obviously have their own opinions and preferences.

 

It's 10's on the elec's and 11's on the Ovation's.

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010-046s hinder your bending ??? You need to play more/exercise' date=' my friend ... 009s are silly light strings (imho, of course, as all of my posts are mho). I use 10-46s and bend all 6 strings (...not at the same time, usually [wink'] )

 

of course 10s will won't hinder bending, it was just a general recommendation. Used to play Zakk Wylde GHS Boomers (10-60) for regular tunings and those are just ridiculous. 10s are fine as well, as I said, all depends on the music you want to play. I just discovered the .09-046 to be pretty versatile for almost everything.

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