String preference

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  1. LashDog

    LashDog New Member

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    I'm curious as to what brand and gauge of strings you use. Also what style of music are you playing. I'm using Ernie Ball Super Slinky 9-42.
     
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    BGood Well-Known Member

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    Same here for all my guitars from hew haw cowboy chords to chug chug metal. Even if I don't know one single hew haw cowboy tune or chug chug metal tune :rofl:
     
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  3. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    I run D'Addario Balanced Tension 10-46 on my G400, and regular D'Addario 9-42 on my Strat. There's not enough of a variance in the 9's to bother going balanced. I tend to experiment more with the Strat because I like the feel of the G400 as is. I've run Rotos on it, I've got a set of SIT's running around here somewhere, but I'll probably default to the D'Addario's if nothing blows me away.
     
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    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    D'Addario EXL 110

    I buy a multi pack when they go on sale at GC or MF.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Those are what I use when 10's are called for on a outside setup / repair. You want fancy, you pay for fancy otherwise.... :cheers:
     
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    Ernie Ball Super Slinky 9-42.
     
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    I play a bit of everything but I'm most likely to be playing jazz or blues. I use .007-.036 on my Strats and D'Addario NYXL .009-.0042 on my Gibsons and Epis, save for a Les Paul Custom currently strung with chrome Wires .012-.052 for a particular gig backing a singer. I like the Rev Willy's and they are cheap, but I also like the expensive NYXLs for their longevity. I used EB Super Slinkys for decades until the ball end started unwinding a few years ago.
     
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  8. Roy Clark

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    On all my guitars I use - D'addario XT Electric Guitar Strings Nickel Steel Super Light 09-42.
     
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  10. Old Woody

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    They are excellent strings I use them on my Gibson Firebird .008 - .040 I also buy single high "e's" in .0085, .009, .0095 for some experimentation to see what gauge I like so far I'm pretty satisfied with any of them. As for my EPI Acoustic after one string change total, I have been using Ernie Ball "Earthwoods" but they lasted just over a month (prolly should blame it on the Virus as I play a lot more now) I didn't really like them so I'm open to suggestions my Epi Excellante is modeled after a Martin D-35 if that helps I'm thinking about trying some Thomastik- Infeld's.
     
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    DigitalDreams Well-Known Member

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    Super slinky 10's.
     
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    D'Addario XLs .095-.044 and.010-.046 and Curt Magnan Pure Nickels in the same sizes.
     
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    Fender 150 nickel. A little more mellow than the steel. Almost always 10s, once in a while 11s. Left hand likes the 10s, right hand votes for the 11s . LOL
     
  14. Cozmik Cowboy

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    D'Addario, and only D'addario, for a number of decades now:

    The 000 & the parlor, EJ26 (.011-.052, phosphor bronze round-wound)
    The 12-string dread, EJ41 (.009-.045, phosphor bronze round-wound)
    The resonator, EFT16 (.012-.053, phophor bronze flat-tops)
    The classical, EJ45 (Pro-Arté nylon, regular tension, E, A, & D wound in silver-plated copper)
    The Sheraton, Tele, and Strat, EXL110w (.010-.046 with a wound G, nickel-plated steel round-wound)
    The jazzbox, ECG24 (.011-.050 chrome flat-wound - but next change it's getting ECG23 (.010-.048 chrome flat-wound)
    Bass, EXL220 (.04-.095, nickel-plated steel round-wound - but next change it's getting ECB80 (same gauges, chrome flat-wound)
     
  15. Maguchi

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    GHS Burnished Nickel 9-42 & Fender 3250 Super Bullets 9-42 for electric. D''Addario Bronze, Phosphor Bronze & Flat Tops PB all in 10-47 for acoustic. Like to play Blues, Rock, Funk, Rockabilly & R & B on electric. Rock, Blues, Folk, roots music on acoustic.
     
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    Hello does anyone have experience with super light strings? Like those Billy Gibbons Dunlop 7 gauge?
     
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    @Biddlin
     
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    Elixir on everything I've got.
    On my electrics 09-46 custom light, on my acoustics 13-56 phosphor bronze, and even on my basses I use elixir.
    Some people hate them, others love them, there doesn't seem to be anything in between. I love them, as I tend to sweat through a normal set of strings within a week, and Elixir will last for months.
    I usually change them not when they sound dull (cos it takes forever for them to do so) but when they start not intonating right anymore due to the constant microscopical damage a string has to endure...
     
  19. Biddlin

    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    Hi, tryagain, I use Rev Willy's Mexican Lottery Brand No.7 on my Strats and like them. I don't think I'd go lower than 8's for a shorter scale, though.
     

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