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Old 2005-01-20, 20:22
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I have Ernie Balls Heavy Bottoms on my guitars right now (except acoustic which has GHS Lights and a 7 String which has Power Slinkies). I hate Ernie Balls, to tell the truth. I like D'addarios and GHS the best, particularly GHS for acoustic since I like the feel and tone.

Oh ya, and when it comes to breaking strings, Ernie Balls suck. I broke three low E strings in one day. Haven't broken many GHS's though, so they are my top choice. I like tone that will hear complex chord with a bass and melody since I don't like to play with another guitarist.

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Old 2005-01-20, 20:38
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ive never broken an earnie ball string in my life, i use to play them for 6 months in a row sumay, until i realised that new string play much nicer
maybe its cuz i play kinda loose strings 10s with C#
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Old 2005-01-20, 21:02
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I always break high E's on my ernie's,but they still sound the best too me.Its worth the extra couple of dollars to replace one string if its what i like.But thats me.
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Old 2005-01-21, 16:59
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I used Dean Markley for years until my buddy at the guitar shop threw me a set of La Bella Hard Rockin' Steel 9's. I do alot of tremelo bends and dives..."Sava fans can tell by my nic" And the flex-action-detune-retune work I do constantly never seems to bother the tuning,tone,strength and durability of the strings. I also use stainless steel and copper pics. Had a few strings break...mostly "G" but I put my sets through ALOT of harsh playing conditions. 2hrs a day no matter what, 6 hrs a day twice a week and Fri-Sat shows or pratice for 12 on a saturday. I change them...every 3 weeks. They are hard to find and not cheap. Most stores will have to order them. Go to a store that carries high end acoustic guitars and they MIGHT have them. La Bella are popular among acoustic players for their tone values. I'm sure the store will be glad to order a few for ya with a discount. $usa 10.00-15.00
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Old 2005-01-22, 21:23
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My friend plays daddarios and they break on him constantly. I'm happy with my Ernie Ball skinny top heavy bottoms in D flat. I also like Dean Markley Blue Steels.
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Old 2005-01-22, 22:10
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GHS are like gods to me. I jump around a lot in tunings and i can keep the fuckers on for months and I never broke a string using them. I've broke plenty of D'addarios and when i first started i used ernie ball and broke a few of them. Right now i have GHS TNT's (Thick and Thin). I used to use GHS Low Tuned or whatever they're called but I never see them around any more. GHS just seems to get the best tone and the tone lasts the longest and they never break.
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Old 2005-01-23, 13:52
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i guess im the only guy in here that hates dadario strings lolz


nope I hate them too

I used to use D'addario .10's and they where always breaking and stuff, and sounded not that great. Then I switchet over to Power Bright .10-.52 heavy bottoms and they fucking own the D'addarios and I've never ever broke a string since I switched to them
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Old 2005-01-25, 21:02
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nope I hate them too

YEAH \m/ ill have a beer to that, wow thats my 6th for tonite hmm

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Old 2005-01-25, 21:13
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YEAH \m/ ill have a beer to that, wow thats my 6th for tonite hmm

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Cool, now only 18 more! or 24 if you got a 30 pack. Drink up fucker!
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Old 2005-01-26, 18:43
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anyone used elixers.there much more expensive than other strings and i hear alot of hype about them.can anyone vowch(spelling) for it?
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Old 2005-01-26, 22:18
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The guitarist & bassist in Cradle of Filth uses Rotosound strings. They're insanely good!
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Old 2005-01-27, 23:01
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I used to always get D'addarios back in the day, but I took the plunge and went for the Elixer's upon the suggest of a friend - best 10.99 you can spend on your guitar in my opinion. The tone is so clear, crisp, and clean - 1000% better then any of the lower priced strings I have heard or played on (Ernie ball, D'addario etc). Also, the ones I use are Nanowebs "Ultra Thin Coating" - feels great on the fingers, and I think its part of the reason the strings have such good tone.

I use the Mediums (.11 - .049), but you may want the Thins (I think they're .09)

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Old 2005-01-28, 00:53
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dean markely blue steel strings are the best.i've tried a bunch of strings and i find these to stay cleaner and they don't break on me.
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Old 2005-01-28, 18:02
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anyone used elixers.there much more expensive than other strings and i hear alot of hype about them.can anyone vowch(spelling) for it?

i use them on my acoustic, because they last a long time, and always sound new... plus they're much smoother and easier to play than non coated strings.. all these attributes make them perfect for acoustics imo.

i don't play them on my electrics because with electrics i don't always want the brand new string sound... and if you play only elixers for to long and then try to switch back to regular strings, you'll need to rebuild your callouses. ouch...
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Old 2005-01-28, 18:26
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im guessing you know from personal experience
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Old 2005-01-28, 18:37
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Old 2005-01-31, 18:24
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are plain steel strings worse for your frets than regular strings?
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Old 2005-02-01, 21:27
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Are steel string acoustic strings interchangeable with electrics?
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Old 2005-02-01, 21:38
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Are steel string acoustic strings interchangeable with electrics?


You can give it a shot, but I doubt it'll work. I tried that once by mistake when I got plastered. I woke up a little later and had about 3 of my strings bent to shit and were very tightly wrapped around the guitar, only 3 were on. Certainly, not one of the best house parties I've been to, and it wasn't even my guitar.

But anyways, I haven't stopped using Dean Markley strings for my Ibanez' ever since I first tried them. Long lasting, and great tone.
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Old 2005-02-05, 22:46
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I fucking hate Ernie Ball. My local shop was out of my Daddario, so I had to buy a pack of those. They fall out of tune, feel like shit, and one just broke while I was playing today (not that all strings don't break, but i've only had them 2 weeks).
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